ELEVEN AND A HALF

Painters of West Cornwall

Paintings
Noel Betowski
Ben Catt
Neil Davies
John Emanuel
Mike Hindle
Robert Jones
Brenda King
Jason Lilley
John Piper
Simon Pooley
Michael Praed
Iona Sanders
Jennifer Semmens
Elaine Turnbull
Terry Whybrow
Vincent Wilson
Jenny Woodhouse
Other painters
Sculpture
Chris Buck
Ceramics
Colin Caffell
Lincoln Kirby Bell
Essex Tyler
Recently added
Featured artist
Reg Watkiss
(1933-2010)
Cliff and Headland Below Tremedda mixed media on card, 8in x 20in, Sold.

Reg Watkiss was born in London and studied painting at the Royal Academy of Arts. He moved to Cornwall in his mid-twenties and worked as both an art teacher and commercial photographer as well as being the author of three popular books of historic photographs of the region.

Watkiss is remembered for his paintings of the landscape of West Cornwall. Simply painted blocks of browns and oranges illustrate the patterns made by the miles of stone hedges. Sweeping, barren moorland hills depict the occasional bleakness of the wind-swept peninsula.

Reg Watkiss' wife Gill is another well-known local artist.