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An image for one of Tom Anderton's Cornish paintings has been sent in by a correspondent, for which many thanks!
Andrew was born in Redruth, Cornwall, one of the few internationally recognised artists to begin their lives within the county. From 1954-58 he studied at the Falmouth School of Art before attending the Slade School, London the following year. In 1959 he travelled to France and Italy, before returning to London, and then took up a Visiting Artist post with the Portsmouth College of Art. From 1962 through 1970 David lived in Bournemouth, where he was Visiting Artist at both Bournemouth College of Art and Portsmouth College of Art.
In 1971 he moved to Canada where he set up the Printmaking Department at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, over a three year period before transferring to the Painting Department. Since 1977 he has lived mainly in Cornwall, with breaks of a year each in Crete and California, and a 10 year period back in Canada with summer visits for painting around Europe and the coasts of USA and Canada - often in a mobile studio 'converted from a recreational vehicle'. In his own words, he sees 'painting as a way of testing speculations about nature against the touchstone of artistic form...posing questions in colour and shape.' His paintings 'embrace both "thinking" and "sensing" (i.e. making sense)' of the visual.
David Andrew is married to Sally Fleetwood, and works from their home studios in Mousehole.
The son of two practising artists, Simon Andrew was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, schooled in West Cornwall, and studied science at Queen's University, Ontario, Canada, where his father was a Professor of Painting.
He turned his face against art initially, due to the clutch of artists around him as he was growing up, and took up science, only to discover that he wanted to pursue an artistic career in the long run. He did his MA in Fine Art at Newcastle.
Now he lives and paints in both Cornwall, where his father, the artist David ANDREW, has re-settled, and where his mother, the artist Lyn LEGRICE lives, and also in Canada where he maintains a home and studio.
A selection of his paintings, related to recent exhibitions, can be seen on the web
Having trained as a geographer (FRGS 1896), and being a teacher of geography and history in Southwark, in 1913 he published a text-book of geography, reprinted in 1922.
As a rock-climber and mountaineer, his first contribution in 1899 was the route now called Andrews' renne on Storen in Norway.
In 1901, Arthur Westlake Andrews competed in Wimbledon where he was defeated 8-6, 6-2, 6-3 in the first round by P.G. Pearson who in the next round lost 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 to Herbert Roper-Barrett. The latter represented Britain in the first Davis Cup. Cf. John Barrett, !00 Wimbledon Championships. A Celebration, London: Willow Books/Collins 1986, p. 211, and Cf. Heiner Gillmeister, Tennis. A Cultural History, pp. 215-220.
He is remembered especially for two books he co-authored with J M A Thomson, including in 1909 the first rock-climbing guide-book to the cliffs of Lliwedd (Snowdonia) and for being the 'father' of Cornish sea cliff climbing, beginning with an early ascent of the Bosigran Ridge Climb in 1902, followed by Ledge Climb (also Bosigran) in 1905.
With E C Pyatt he later produced the first official (Climbers' Club) Cornish Climbing Guide in 1950. In later years he turned his hand to poetry, inspired by the scenery of West Penwith, Cornwall. His map-making was produced for publication, and his photographs were of both personal and geographical use. A large archive of photographs, glass negatives and other ephemera makes up the Andrews-Westlake Archive at the Hypatia Trust. He lectured locally on photography at STISA.
Andrews was born in Newport, Monmouthshire and studied at Glasgow School of Art (1908-10) and at Heatherley's School of Fine Art with Gerald Massey.
She lived on Bellair Terrace, St Ives, and exhibited at Show Days well into the 1950s. A watercolourist, she painted local scenes, particularly around Zennor on the north coast. She also exhibited widely abroad.
Painter and sculptor, recorded in Whybrow St Ives 1921-1939 list. The artist was a member of Andrews family of Tregerthen, Zennor. Research is ongoing related to her studies and life as an artist. She lived for almost 80 years at Eastbourne, where she was an enthusiastic sculptor and painter.
During WWI she worked with refugees in Belgium with the Red Cross and the ambulance corps. Following the war she was honoured with a MBE for her services to the war effort.
In 2008 the Andrews-Westlake Family Archive was given to the Hypatia Trust by the late John Andrews, and this is in process of cataloguing. A collection of Elsie Andrews prints and sculptures form part of this legacy.
Born in Birkenhead, the artist exhibited the painting The Harbour of St Ives, Cornwall at the Paris Salon of 1932, within a four year exhibiting programme starting in 1830 at the Societe des Artistes until 1934.