Alice was fortunate enough to be trained at Camberwell school of painting. Fortunate because she received the last few years of traditional teaching, studying observational skills based on drawing and tonal work and looking at the masters.
Alice has been teaching at the St Ives School of Painting, and exhibiting for over two decades.
I think Professor Richard Demarco OBE best sums up Alices work in a piece he wrote for an exhibition: "her objects have at one and the same time a prosaic and dramatic nature, and symbolise the presence of human beings, and the mystery of their daily lives. She instills an English flavour into the still life tradition, and in her profound understanding and joyful handling of oil paint, she can be likened to Winifred Nicholson and the school of St Ives.
Danny has gained reputation in his painting and is becoming widley recognised in his field.
He has many solo exhibitions in public and commercial galleries both here and internationally with paintings in a number of private and public collections.
Andrew captures light, atmosphere, and the very essence of his subject matter in paintings that manage to be simultaneously of the past, yet firmly in the present.
His work is celebratory with a dreamlike quality evoking memories of place and time. Andrew chooses simple and joyful subjects which move him; boats at rest in a harbour, a figure in the quiet of the studio or precious family moments.
Andrew quite simply, loves to paint what he loves, and considers it to be one of life’s great pleasures.
Howard Milton studied painting under Ruskin Spear but it was Graphic Design under the tutelage of Tom Eckersley, the UKs most iconic graphic artists, which shaped his career.
Milton came to international prominence during the 80s design boom, recognised for a lifetime’s contribution to British design in the Design Council’s Prince Philip award.
But he never stopped painting and the observational skills developed as a designer form the framework of his work. He has become a prolific landscape and seascape painter over the past few years, where he also taught at Falmouth University of Arts.
The West Country painter.....well known for the unusual subject.
Ann is an avid pen and ink and watercolour artist.
Ann started her drawing career in the Drawing office for British Rail in the late 1950s, drawing plans.
But in 1976 Ann moved to Cornwall and opened a restaurant at The Count House at Botallack. Her cooking and artwork grew with confidence. So much so she earned a Michelin Red M, an Egon Ronny Star and became one of the top 3 female Master chefs in Great Britain.
Ann went on to publish a book, Ann longs Dinner Party Book which was published in 1986. All the illustrations within the book were done by herself.
Now retired she has time to concentrate on her painting and LOVE'S doing so.
Lizzie Black is a landscape painter living in Mousehole, Cornwall. Rooted in a tradition of plein air painting, her work follows the changing patterns of the day, season and weather scape. I strive to capture transitory moments of light, colour, tide and time, and to communicate its beauty and magic on canvas.
Daughter of Bernard Evans: Lizzie started joining her father on painting excursions in and around Penwith at the age of 12. She spent hours watching her father paint and was encouraged to follow in his footsteps in the tradition of plein air painting.
Her formal background in painting was acquired at Bristol Polytechnic and Falmouth School of Art, she has exhibited extensively in Cornwall and the West Country.
Nina studied at London Guildhall, graduating in 2001.
She works from her studio on the edge of the Roseland in Cornwall.
Her passion lies in mark making and colour, “I love to draw, whether that is with a charcoal stick, Alizarin Crimson oil paint, or scribing into a metal surface, inking it up and running it through an etching press”.