Livvy is autistic. She produces wonderfully lively paintings using bird and animal designs. She exhibits her work at Spindrift Gallery in Portscatho.
American (b New York) painter working from Carrack Dhu, St Ives, with his wife, Grace, and his daughter, May, also working artists.
A full page coloured plate of Man in a White Coat (detail) by this artist in 1994, is included in the Public Foundation Catalogue for Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly (p39). It a painting forming part of the University College Falmouth Art Collection in which he has other works.
Finnish born artist from Helsingfors, Helsinki, who followed her fellow student friend Helene SCHJERFBECK to the St Ives Colony in 1887-1889. Previously they had both attended the Finska Konstreningen, and were amongst the first group of Finnish women painters to study in France.
She attended the Academie Julian in Paris and studied under Robert-Fleury. She and Helene had also painted in Pont Aven, France (1883-4). In St Ives Maria painted a study of youth and old age, Out in the World (1887). This was considered a major landmark in her career, presaging more symbolic work and regarded as her most important work. She is primarily known for portraiture, and Swanson [in] Gaze comments that 'Her portraits of the leading members of Finnish society, viewed as cultural documents of the 1890s and early 20th century, were often commissioned by academic institutions.' Her name is sometimes mis-spelled Wilk. (Wiik, pronounced Veek).
Sculptor based near Truro, who worked in bronze, resin-bronze, ciment-fondu and plaster, mainly working direct from life (after a few preliminary drawings). 'My main subject is the female form and the human head (Rodin and Epstein are my main influences) but my taste in sculpture is very wide. My only ambition is for "quality" in my work.'
Wiles's work has been exhibited at the Rainyday Gallery in Penzance.
Anne Beable Wilkening is a painter based at Krowji Studios in Redruth.
Annabel Wilkes is a St Ives-based printmaker who uses the collagraph method.
He studied consecutively at Brussels, then both Julian's and Colarossi's in Paris. From 1919 to 1925, his address was in Penzance, and he exhibited at NAG, with at least one sale in the Summer Exhibition of 1921.
Maureen Wilkinson's dream-like paintings, drawings and collages, often partnered by poems, explore the relationship between the present moment, myth and memory.
'I model in wax "fingertip" made - instant, intuitive. I enjoy the small scale because to some extent you can appear to defy gravity - the sheer weight of larger bronze forms would make this very difficult to suggest. They are not maquettes for larger projects, they are complete worlds in themselves.'
A painting attributed to this artist is in the collection held by Redruth Town Museum. It is entitled Redruth Grammar School with Carn Brea in the Background (oil on board).
Born in Birmingham, she lived in Handsworth and studied at the Birmingham Art School, then in Paris. She was a member of the Birmingham Art Circle. Though in general ill-health for most of her working life, she exhibited until her death in 1943.
Born in Cambridge, the artist was educated at Berkhamsted, and studied art at Portsmouth and Southsea Schools of Art. He then attended Julius OLSSON's school in St Ives. Here he claimed to have learned virtually all that he knew about art.
In 1919 with two companions from St Ives, Reginald Guy KORTRIGHT and Hugh Percy HEARD, he went to Paris; together they set up a studio and studied figure painting from the nude. In 1923, on behalf of the London Midland and Scottish Railway, he wrote to a number of West Cornwall artists offering a commission to produce tourist poster designs. Most accepted the offer, and the groundbreaking series was created in 1924, which aroused great public interest. He is the author of St Ives: A Brush with Life (Seeley Service, 1969), his autobiography. Later he became President of the RI.
Current artist living near Land's End; partner of Sue Perkins, comedy director who features on QI. Has her own website, and works in glass installations & light refracted.
The artist is a long-time member of the Newlyn Society of Artists (NSA), and in preparation for the Hardie-edited volume (2009), Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall, Mary kindly donated her own collection of exhibition catalogues, cuttings and launch invitations to the WCAA. This welcome gift has filled in some of the gaps in our growing number of files and records.
At the 1846 Annual Exhibition of the RCPS, the artist won the First Prize (Silver Medal) for his oil painting.
From a list covering artists from the 'Newlyn school' and those working in the Lamorna Valley. The information has been compiled by Robert Turner, and he gratefully acknowledges the contribution made by David Tovey, and also to numerous writers and researchers who have widened our knowledge of the lives of artists who worked in the Lamorna valley, or in Newlyn.
A painter who exhibited at the RCPS, Falmouth in 1896. No further information extant.
A portrait of Alderman Dorrington, JP, Mayor (1884-1885 & 1897) painted by this artist, is in the collection of Truro City Council.
Emma Williams trained in textile design at Huddersfield University. She worked as a freelance textile designer before turning to art full-time in 1997. She has exhibited widely throughout the UK and her work is held in a number of private collections. Cornwall has been a constant source of inspiration to her.
She is a regular exhibitor at the New Craftsman Gallery in St Ives.