In 1937 the artist exhibited two paintings at NAG The Classic Road to Draughtsmanship and Girlhood, a Portrait. Listed with an address in Edinburgh (1919), his sending-in address became Penzance in 1937. 

He is recorded by Green (Hardie 2009 pp77-82) as attending the FORBES SCHOOL with his artist wife, Edith.


Ken Bruce is a landscape painter who lives and works in north Cornwall. In 1988 he was elected as a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

American-born artist who visited St Ives before 1923 - when a visitor noticed paintings by Bruestle and Richard Hayley LEVER hanging on the walls of a pub. (Tovey 2009, p331)  It appears from a survey of internet resources that he specialised in architectural features (barns, brick factories, etc) and figurative subjects.  Most titles indicate New England settings (he was born in New York and died in Connecticut), but it is not known how many or what paintings he may have left in Europe after his visit/s.

The artist was born at Eastbourne, coming to West Cornwall because of her friendship with Mornie BIRCH, made while they were both pupils at Badminton House in Clifton, Bristol.

She began her art training at the FORBES SCHOOL in the early 1920s, with the informal tuition of Lamorna BIRCH, and spent time thereafter in Paris. She remained active in Lamorna, St Ives and Newlyn artistic circles until 1955, and lived variously in Paul Village, Newlyn and Truro from 1924-1955. Primarily she painted portraits and landscapes.

Midge also attended painting classes with Harold HARVEY and Ernest PROCTER. Her paintings were signed "Midge" or "Bruford". Dod PROCTER painted several portraits of her (See p189 of A Painter Laureate, Lamorna Birch and his circle, by Austin Wormleighton).

She was the Head of the Liskeard School of Art, founded in 1883, and a frequent exhibitor at the RCPS in Falmouth.

Bruhl was responsible for Cornish Riviera, the GWR railway poster that epitomised the possibilities of this new mode of transport to exotic parts of England in the early 20th Century, alongisde other images depicting the delights of Falmouth and Glorious Devon.

Born in Liverpool, he studied painting at Bradford School of Art, the Slade, and privately with John M Swan in Kensington.

He was part of the St Ives Colony of artist and visitors (1901-10), and was listed as a rate-payer in 1905. However, he is primarily known for north-country landscapes. Reg served in the Armed Forces, WWI, with his home being given as Skipton, Yorkshire. Later his home was at Masham, Yorkshire.

Christine Brunnock, a painter of seascapes, is based in St Ives, where she grew up.

In 2018 she was shortlisted for the Evening Standard Art Prize. She won the ING Discerning Eye Purchase Prize in 2023. 

Her work has been widely exhibited, not only in Cornwall but more widely throughout the UK.

Living and working in St Mawgan, Sharon Bruster creates abstract paintings inspired by the spaces between high and low tide. Surface is a key element of her colourful work. Her experimental approach and exploration of surfaces has led her to incorporate a range of materials into her pieces, including ash, sand, marble and slate dust, household filler and plaster of paris.

In 2023 she completed a second year-long professional practice course at Newlyn School of Art. She sells work in a number of galleries in Cornwall.

She is a founder member of artists' collective Ten:22.

In 2023 she and her artist friend Maggie COCHRAN set up Prime Women Artists, a supportive and creative network for women artists of all disciplines in Cornwall.

Bryant is a home-grown artist from West Cornwall, reflecting in his vibrantly coloured abstracts a strong emotional tie to his native environment. He was one of the few fortunate artists who showed their work in the short-lived Hilton Young Gallery on Chapel Street in 2008-9, but has been exhibiting locally in St Ives, Penzance (Rainyday Gallery) and further afield (Bath, Bristol, London, Cambridge, and Holland).

From 1980 through to 2002, his main focus and career was in sculptural green wood-turning, and examples of his work are in prestigious museum collections internationally, from the V&A Museum, the Liverpool Museum & Art Gallery, the Sainsbury Collection to as far afield as Hawaii. The designer David Linley has noted Bryant as being one of the five designers he admires most in the contemporary craft field.

Andrew Bryant's training as a psychoanalyst informs his art practice, which involves transforming found photographs into monochrome oil paintings. In 2021 he participated in the One Year Mentoring Programme at Newlyn School of Art. He lives and works in Cornwall and his work is in private collections in the UK and abroad.

A marine painter from New South Wales, Bryant arrived in the UK in 1908.  He studied with Julius OLSSON in St Ives and exhibited his work created around St Ives scenery at RA (1913-36).  A coloured plate of his painting, The Thames at Westminster, is included in Tovey 2009 at p242. He exhibited extensively in London and elsewhere.

In 1917 he became an official artist for the Australian Armed Forces on the Western Front. Following this, he was invited as official artist to the mandated territory of New Guinea in 1923 for the Commonwealth Government. He was also commissioned to paint the US fleet in Sydney Harbour. However, he still came back to St Ives from time to time (elected to STISA 1932), as can be seen in his show record and locally titled works.


Born in Port Adelaide, Australia, she studied at the Adelaide School of Design under H P Gill. She was the wife of the Reverend Reginald Bryant. In the 1924 Show Day at St Ives she exhibited three large oil paintings from Lanhams Art Gallery and was well reviewed: 'the largest is a scene, trees yellowed by autumn, another is a pastoral scene of bringing the harvest home, while the third is a river scene, charming and quaint with white farm buildings among dense green trees.' (St Ives Times)

Annie was successful in exhibiting at the Paris Salon (10), and during the 1930s she offered summer sketching holidays based at her home at Clyst St Lawrence, Exeter.

Canadian painter, born in Greenock, Scotland, who visited St Ives between 1901-10, Brymer was a Royal Canadian Academician who gave a sending-in address in Manchester in 1884-5. No further information is currently available about his time in Cornwall.

Pip Bryson is a painter who lives and works in Perranporth.

Sue Bryson is a painter based in Flushing, near Falmouth.

Matthew Buchan is an artist who lives and works in Cornwall at  Conservatory Studio, which takes its name from the space in which he works: a secluded and well-lit suntrap that looks out onto the somewhat overgrown garden of the artist's home, just outside of Truro. Matthew's paintings are mostly semi-abstract seascapes and occasionally abstract pieces in acrylics and oils. The artist's work is primarily based on feelings and emotions drawn from his own visual experiences of the Cornish coastline. It focuses on sunrises and sunsets, and the various effects the light can have on its surroundings.


Having grown up in Cornwall, the artist feels privileged to be familiar with the abundance of naturally striking views on offer; like many other artists in this area, he draws a great deal of his inspiration from the natural beauty that is prevalent around the coasts, shores and countryside of the county. Rather than recreating these images precisely, Matthew prefers to transpose onto canvas the impressions that the experience of viewing beaches, shorelines and coasts imprint on his imagination and creativity. The artist is entirely self-taught. Despite having no formal training, he has so far been successful in selling a number of paintings nationally, with interest growing rapidly.

Born in Stockton-on-Tees, she studied at the FORBES SCHOOL for four months although she was mainly a self-taught painter. Later she worked from Edinburgh.  A recent correspondent (2014) reported that Buchanan was also an accomplished portrait painter, and enclosed the interesting Obituary included below in the details about her daughter, also an artist.

Cornish-born, John Buchanan is very much influenced by his native environment, with its rugged granite outcrops covered with lichens that have inspired his glazes.  Having completed his apprenticeship at Arch Pottery with Anthony RICHARDS (1961-66), he went on to found his own Anchor Pottery at Hayle, in which he produced a range of tin-glazed earthenware.  Moving to St Ives in 1971, he began to concentrate on producing stoneware with slip and ash glazes.  In 1977 he bought a derelict mission church which he restored and converted into a Craft Centre, which has allowed him to research and evolve his own work in porcelain, as well as operate a School of Pottery.

Nathaniel (early 18th century-1779) was an engraver working in London during the first part of the eighteenth century, and produced a set of Views of England.  Chiefly he collaborated with his brother Samuel (1696-1779), who was a painter and important engraver in London, mainly on views of ruined churches, country mansions and towns in England and Wales.

Chris Buck studied at Redruth School of Art. Experience in several foundries has given him a thorough knowledge of casting techniques. He sculpts in wood and stone, but his favourite material is bronze, in which he combines natural forms with industrial precision.

Lynda Buckingham is a painter who works from a studio in Botallack, Cape Cornwall. She works in a variety of media.

Steven Buckler is a Falmouth based artist who spent his childhood in Cornwall and Devon. He has a background in children's television and illustration. He divides his time between family, art and teaching, and in 2022 completed an MA in Illustration: Authorial Practice at Falmouth University. 

Libby Buckley was appointed as Director of the Leach Pottery in 2017.

Rachel Budd is based in St Issey, near Wadebridge.

St Ives Times (10 Oct 1913) reported: 'Mr F S Budgen is sending work to be exhibited at the Goupil gallery'. And a week later they remarked on his works at the gallery, which included The woods near Knill's Monument and coastal studies. He worked from 5 Piazza Studios, St Ives. He also exhibited A Dorsetshire Village by Moonlight (1913) in St Ives.

The artist is Frank Budgen, great friend of the Irish writer James Joyce: "I want to give a picture of Dublin so complete that if the city one day suddenly disappeared from the earth it could be reconstructed out of my book."  (Joyce is alleged to have said this to the artist as he was laboring on his epic novel Ulysses in Zurich.) Identification has been confirmed by a recent correspondent (2012) who also referred to his studio address as above listed in the Piazza Studios.

New artist to the Lander Gallery, Truro, in their summer exhibition, showing beach scenes in acrylics. Rachel's paintings are based on photographs and sketches of Cornwall's coastline. She has exhibited at the Toe in the Water Gallery, Fowey.

Donnette Bufton is a self-taught artist who finds the diversity of landscape and the influence of other artists in west Cornwall, where she lives, inspiring. She has been working closely with the Cornish based charity ACE to produce a range of greetings cards, the sale of which helps to raise funds for their educational work in Uganda.

Possibly Helen M BULKLEY of St Agnes, Cornwall who is known to have exhibited from 1909-1929 (J&G).

The only local records for this artist are in the NAG Exhibition Record for December of 1925, and the Craft section of the NAG show of December 1926, but the entries are unspecified.