ELEVEN AND A HALF

Painters of West Cornwall

Paintings
Ben Catt
Neil Davies
Jill Eisele
John Emanuel
Brenda King
John Piper
Michael Praed
Nick Praed
Iona Sanders
Terry Whybrow
Vincent Wilson
Jenny Woodhouse
Other painters
Sculpture
Chris Buck
Ceramics
Colin Caffell
Lincoln Kirby Bell
Latest work
Roy Ray
(1936-present)
Two Forms
mixed media on board, 17in x 18in, £650

Roy Ray was born in 1936 and moved to Cornwall in 1974. Heavily involved in the painting scene in West Cornwall and St Ives in particular, he was Principal of the St Ives School of Painting between 1977 and 2000, a founder member of Porthmeor Printmakers and remains a member of both the Newlyn and the Penwith Societies of Artists.

Ray's paintings combine rich, earthy colours with the use of deeply textured surfaces, reflecting those found in the weather-worn landscape of Penwith.