My inspiration comes from the surrounding countryside,particularly the woods,rivers & streams.
I’ve lived and worked on the edge of the Moors in West Penwith for almost 40 years and feel deeply rooted in its landscape and the community here. My work involves private commissions alongside my studio practice, resulting in artwork that ranges in both form and media. The scale of my work also varies, from intimate painting and sculpture to large installations, fountains, landscape design, and public projects. I enjoy great creative freedom this way.
Seb West is a St. Ives born artist who has spent over 30 years producing vivid, contemporary paintings of the Cornish landscape from his own unique perspective. Initially recognised for his painted linocut reliefs, Seb has since diversified across a wide range of media and styles. Since 2012 he has been creating mainly abstract and semi-abstract works which incorporate heavy textures and a variety of patinas including metallic paints and metal leaf.
Born in Leamington Spa, Mary undertook her art education at Mid Warwickshire College of Art and Goldsmiths College, London. She taught art and crafts in London before moving to Cornwall in the early 1970s. Since 1998 she has been involved with the Rambert Dance Company during their visits to the Hall for Cornwall, working with them during rehearsal. In 2005 she was shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize.
Bob Dawson’s work has been inspired by environmental and maritime issues taken from studies of the South West coast line.
“Linda Styles is an artist whose passion for colour, form, and the uncensored expression of female energy is at the heart of all her work.”
Linda Styles is one of the UK’s foremost artist potters. She studied Studio Pottery at Falmouth College of Art, and as an undergraduate was selected for Ceramic Contemporaries II exhibition at the V&A London, the Setting Out exhibition at the CPA, and was commissioned by Sir Terence Conran to create an exclusive tableware collection as part of the collaboration Styles and Ward.
She has directed Arts Council, Heritage Lottery and EU Funded public art projects, and lectures by invitation on the subjects of ceramics and contemporary craft. Her work is available at a select list of galleries in the UK.
John Emanuel is a giant on the St Ives art scene, creating work from his Porthmeor Studios space since the 1980s.
Peter Wray was trained as a painter, extending his practice into printmaking in the early 1970s, after being exposed to the richness and unique expressive power of the intaglio surface.
With his background in painting, and being largely self-taught as a printmaker, the integration of painterly methodology into the graphic process was a natural development, and it is this combination of approach which gives his work its distinctive style:- “prints about painting, and paintings about prints”.
‘Eric Ward’s pictures continue the best traditions of the St Ives School of Painting exemplified by the great artists of the past, among them Borlase Smart, Louis Greer and John Park’
“Glyn Walton is a versatile artist and sculptor working across several media. His mild steel sculptures are oiled, giving them a russet tinge that brings warmth to the cold metal and an engaging patina. Working in both figurative and abstract genres, this series is of works largely inspired by the locality of St Ives where he is partly based, summoning the sinuously weaving, picturesque road that leads to the historic village of Zennor, the luminous, infinitely receding horizons of the Cornish coastline, and the shape and form of the moon as it plays on the swiftly incoming tide. Suitable for indoor or year round outdoor display, these works unveil themselves gradually, offering the viewer a complexity of aspects and angles from which to enjoy their forms. ”