Was a lifelong friend of Cornish artist George Lambourne and although he constantly drew, painted and was never without a sketchbook, Maurice rarely exhibited or sold his work. He drew to please himself or to give to friends and family. Upon his death last year at the ripe old age of 98, he left a great body of work, in many mediums, a testament to a thoroughly creative life.
Julian Dyson (1936-2003)
Was a British Outsider Artist, entirely self-taught, from St. Mawes in Cornwall. His first solo show took place in 1972 at John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, and was followed by many more in most of the well known Cornish galleries, the high point being a solo exhibition at Falmouth Art Gallery in 2001. His work can be found in the permanent collection there, and in many private collections worldwide. He was a member of the Newlyn Society of Artists, and was elected president of The Group of Twelve at its formation in 1996.
Charles Howard (1922-2007)
Charles Howard was born in London in 1922. He studied fine art in Devon and later in Worthing and Brighton before he and his family moved to Penzance in 1973 where he became a member of the Newlyn Society of Artists and the Penwith Society of Artists in St. Ives. He has had his work widely exhibited in the Royal Academy , Paris , Bristol and Cornwall, and is often compared to the French painter Raoul Dufy for his joyful naive style.
Pictured: Yacht Entering Fowey Estuary by Charles Howard