Born in London, the artist studied at the Chelsea School of Art in the early 1980s before continuing her studies at the Bath Academy of Art, Corsham. In 1983 on a Gane Trust Travel Scholarship for sculpture, she went to Carrara, Italy, and in 1986 she took up a student internship at the Peggy Guggenheim Museum & Gallery in Venice. Her work is concerned primarily with the interrelationship of two- and three-dimensional forms and their expression in art.

On returning to Britain, Ballard set up her studio in Scotland, remaining there for five years prior to moving to Penzance. 1991 marked the start of a long association with the London gallery England & Co. where her work was exhibited in a number of group and solo shows. Her work has also been seen at the Royal Academy Summer Show, Cadogan Contemporary, and a series of London Art Fairs. In Autumn of 2013 two of her canvases were selected by Liz Anderson, art editor of 'The Spectator', for inclusion in 'The Discerning Eye' at the Mall Galleries.

While her influences acknowledge respect for the Cornish modernist tradition of Naum GABO, Peter LANYON and John WELLS, Ballard's art practice continues to evolve in accordance with her own personal vision. In 2010 she exhibited at the Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, with a tribute exhibition to the work of John TUNNARD. Her first solo show in Cornwall opened in December 2013 at Truro's Lemon Street Gallery. 

Ballinger was born and raised in Gloucestershire, where he trained first as a draughtsman and engineer at Gloucester College, before taking classes at the Stroud School of Art.  In Gloucestershire he was an art projects teacher and also a founder member of the Co-Optic Studios near Stroud. In 1999 he came to live in Cornwall, since which time he has exhibited widely in the USA and London, at RA Summer Exhibitions and with the NSA locally, of which Society he is an elected member.

Richard lives in Mousehole, and in 2010 he was an art tutor on a Baltic cruise ship with colleague Jesse Leroy SMITH. The tutorial assignment enabled visits to northern museums and galleries along the way, notably in Oslo where he viewed Munch's recently returned The Scream

His exhibition, 'The Man Who Fell to Earth', was on show on the Ramp Wall of The Exchange, Penzance until 31 December, 2010. His work, Improvisation, is mentioned in Ruhrmund's review of the 2011 NSA show, 'Uncharted Landscapes', at the Mariners Chapel, St Ives.

 In early 2012 he was part of a four-artist collaboration TAap-Chuan Xin with Sam BASSETT, Jesse Leroy SMITH and Chris PRIEST, exhibiting at Cornwall Contempory, Queens Square, Penzance.

Two of Ballinger's constructions were due to be installed at Goonhilly Earth Station in 2016.

Born in Huddersfield, the artist studied at Royal College of Art and Julian's Academy in Paris. His address in 1917 is given as Gt Eccleston near Garstang.

He was living at Meadow House, St Ives when he exhibited Boats at Anchor, St Ives at the RA in 1924.  Originally he had been an architect, and was proficient on the violin and viola. In the late 1920s he moved to Lancashire to become Headmaster of Morecambe School of Art. By 1938 he was living in Blackpool.

Bamber exhibited a painting at Newlyn Art Gallery in 1926, and simultaneously was listed solely as 'Bamber' in the pupil list of the FORBES SCHOOL. In 1937, after a gap of eleven years, another entry at NAG, Kynance Cove, was shown for the artist. An undated painting of Cornish Cliffs (oil on canvas) is part of the collection of the Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro.

Recorded in the Cornishman in 1943 as a Marazion (Cornwall) artist exhibiting in Canada.

Ginnie Bamford has been a long time potter working from the Sloop Craft Market in St Ives, producing beautiful, simple tableware, hand turned and decorated in quiet, floral designs.  Though working and exhibiting from her Pottery workshop until retirement in 2004, her commissioned work has meant travelling around Cornwall for exhibition and display in museums and galleries. Her table settings have been used for museum purposes such as the dining room at Pendennis Castle, and in National Trust Properties. Simone Slater took over her workshop in 2005, selling a variety of ceramics and some jewellery.

In Truro in the 1980s and '90s she was part of the exhibition and sales group of the Guild of Ten craft workers. She married in the late '80s and is now known as Ginnie Harrison. At that point her pottery mark changed. (Digital Museum of Cornish Ceramics)


Rose Bamford is based in Bude, north Cornwall. The subjects of her oil paintings include landscapes, birds, fish and boats.

A painter of landscapes, of Heanor, Nottinghamshire in 1921 (J&G), the coastal painting of St Michael's Mount, dated 1921, indicates that he was working in the area at this time, or shortly before.

Bampfield was born in Kidderminster. Circumstances prevented him from gaining an art school education and he entered the local carpet industry. In 1966 he moved, first to London and soon after to Cornwall, making his home on the north coast. Fascinated by the sea, he began to develop his natural artistic ability and rapidly built up a considerable reputation. He has exhibited at the Camel Valley Gallery in Wadebridge.

In 1997, Serena Banham paid homage to her native home with an exhibition entitled 'Land's End: A Collection of Landscapes', shown in London at The Gallery, Portobello Road.

Her work was shown in a solo exhibition in November 2001 at the Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro.

The National Maritime Museum of Cornwall at Falmouth gave Banham their first commission to photograph and exhibit her photographs. 'The Sea'  was executed during 2003-4.

 The essence of Claire Banks' painting is colour and energy inspired by many sources including her travels.

Name referred by Great Atlantic Map Works, St Just, as a painter-artist who exhibits with them.  She was an Artist in Residence at Cape Cornwall over the years 2002-9, and now lives in Hereford.

 Born in Nova Scotia of British parentage, she was the daughter of the Governor General of the province, A G Jones. She studied painting with Forshaw Day before marrying the landscape painter Hamlet BANNERMAN and coming to Europe with him. By 1891 they were living at Holbein, Alexandra Road, Penzance. She exhibited at both the RA and the RBA.

Her titles include Grandmother's Treasures (1891) and Edge of the Woods, both of which may have been painted in West Cornwall. Later she is reported as living in Great Marlow and in London, where she died.

Born in Marylebone, London, the 1891 Census lists him as an Artist Painter living in Penzance. Benezit notices only his work prior to this move to Cornwall, giving dates of fl 1879-81. By 1890 Bannerman and his wife were living in Great Marlow, Buckinghamshire. His style of social realism fitted well into the Newlyn style of story-telling paintings.


Member and exhibitor with STISA.

An oil painting of The Cathedral, Truro, executed in 1996, by this artist, is part of the collection housed by the Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro.

Born in Leicester, the artist is known to have worked in Birmingham and later in Chelsea, London.  A Newlyn subject is found, dated 1884, by Bednar.  Barber died in London on the 12 June, 1892, age 56 (GRO). His exhibition dates were given as 1880-89 (Graves). Tovey reports two of his paintings to be of St Ives subjects in his Study Day Notes (2006).


Portrait of a Boy (after John Opie) by Barber is part of the art collection at the Lawrence House Museum, Launceston.

He is listed as an Artist subscriber at NAG in 1920. No further information currently available.


Born in Edinburgh, he began work as an engraver, then became a student at the Royal Scottish Academy Schools in 1908, winning the Guthrie award (c1911) and a Carnegie Travelling Scholarship.  

Barclay moved to Cornwall in 1935, living at Zennor, and was known for his decorative and mural paintings. "A sincere impressionist", French Impressionism was a great influence on him.  He was a versatile artist, also producing woodcuts and book illustrations, and his work included landscapes, London parks, Cornish harbour and moor scenes.

Barclay rejoined STISA after WWII and was elected to its Council, becoming the Secretary in 1959 and retiring shortly before his death.  When assisting Fuller at the St Ives School of Painting, he proved to be a kind critic and encouraging to newcomers.

Rachel Barclay was born in Falmouth and is known to have resided at Carenver, Stracey Road, Falmouth, in 1901. Earlier addresses include Helston, Carwinnion Cottage in Mawnan Smith, and Bideford (Devon). She had two sisters, Georgina and Isabella, the latter having been an art student.

Rachel first identified as an artist while staying in St Ives in 1911, and exhibited from then until 1916. She is known to have shown 98 paintings of gardens and landscapes at the Walker's Gallery, London. 

According to the Falmouth Packet & Cornwall Advertiser, and the Royal Cornwall Gazette in September 1888, Rachel Barclay's ornamental flower designs were shown at the Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society. She was also an accomplished needlework embroiderer, and her name is recorded in the Cornish Telegraph of September 1908 as having exhibited at the Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society in  Camborne.

The Barclay Home and School for Blind and Partially Sighted Girls was founded in Brighton in 1893 by Gertrude Campion, to provide industrial training for blind women. By 1905, there were nearly 40 residents.

The Barclay Workshops for Blind Women, a weaving industry, began in 1905 in premises in Praed St London in order to give employment to women trained in the Barclay Home in Brighton who wished to live in London. The Workshops occupied a number of premises before moving to 19-21 Crawford St in 1919.  The Barclay Workshop was taken over by the London Association for the Blind in 1941.  It is not known why or how these weavers came to be showing their work in Cornwall, or in what connection with the Newlyn Art Gallery.


Joseph Bard was an expatriate Hungarian writer known for a novel Shipwreck in Europe (1928) and short stories written in English, and as a literary editor. He settled in the United Kingdom where he was later known as Joseph Bard. His background was Jewish and Croatian. He was married to Dorothy Thompson from 1922 to 1927, and later married Eileen AGAR in 1940.

He was a friend and supporter of Ezra Pound, with whom he corresponded when Pound was confined to hospital. Recorded as staying at Lamb Creek, The Fal in 1937 in Surrealists in Cornwall (1937): gathered together were Roland PENROSE, Eileen AGAR & Joseph Bard, NUSCH & Paul ELUARD (whose wife Gala became the muse of Dali), Max ERNST and Lee MILLER (the photographer), Ady FIDELIN, Man RAY, Leonora CARRINGTON, and E L T MESENS.

West Penwith subject. No further information available at present.

The artist moved to Newlyn in 1947 and remained six months before moving to nearby Zennor on the north coast. He returned to London at the end of 1948, and then moved to USA where he stayed 1949-53. In 1953 his address was Petworth, Sussex.

Born 25 May 1858 at Wolverhampton, the artist exhibited two paintings at Birmingham in a RBSA exhibition that indicates his having visited in Cornwall, possibly in 1895 (Bednar). These were Church Lane, Newlyn (1896) and The Lizard Point from Kynance (1897). He worked as a sub-postmaster in Birmingham, and subsequently died there on 19 May, 1911, age 53 (GRO).

Ben Barker is a ceramicist working from a pottery in Cusgarne, near Truro. His current work is mainly hand thrown, reduction fired porcelain, and is both functional and decorative.

Barker offers Raku workshops.

Worked in Porthleven during the period of the Summer Painting School administered by Michael CANNEY, and the Porthleven Group's exhibition at the Porthleven Gallery, an old china-clay warehouse on the quayside (c1965-6).

The Manchester-born artist, with a father of the same name, was one of five sons and three daughters. He trained in Paris (where he also exhibited at the Salon), Belgium and Holland. At the age of 24 with the intention of furthering his artistic studies in Rhode Island he sailed to America, where he also met his future wife, Elizabeth Johnson; he took out US citizenship in 1887.  In 1891 he married Elizabeth Johnson, and the couple had two sons. The Barlows lived first at Holly Dale in Lamorna for a year, then at 9 Barnoon Terrace (1894-), Carrack Dhu (1898-) and 25, The Terrace (1901-1908) successively in St Ives (Tovey 2009, p42). 

His style was to paint atmospheric landscapes in the Barbizon tradition, and was much influenced by Corot.  He tutored many painters at Lamorna from 1893 - 1917, and partnered Louis GRIER in managing the St Ives School of Art. Amongst his pupils were Charles Walter SIMPSON and Charles Garstin COX. He continued to exhibit at the RA and the RWA till the end of his life. He died in St Ives.

A painter born in Colombo, Ceylon (Benezit). A recent correspondent (2014) has provided further information and retains a number of her paintings (in the family).  She worked from the Puffin Studio, St Ives, in later life, and died in Bromley, Kent.  Her strengths and interests were in marine paintings and landscapes.