Since its formation in 1890 St Ives Arts Club has had a diverse and varied membership drawn from many branches of The Arts.
This tradition continues to the present day. The current membership includes:
Others with an interest in The Arts
If you are interested in joining - for more information go to
This page features some of our members.
If you are a club member and would like a listing here, or want to update your current listing, please send the following to the email address below:
Brief profile - around 75 words
Photograph - of yourself or your work
Website link - if applicable.
Links to social newtworks (FaceBook etc.) if applicable
Based in St Ives Sharon McSwiney creates a range of jewellery & metalwork often with a sense of fun.
Working in copper & brass she handcrafts decorative wall pieces featuring popular leaves & birds.
Her quirky jewellery designs include hedgehogs, foxes & hares plus many more.
She has also developed a range of sea inspired designs including seaweed, seahorses & limpets for the home & as jewellery pieces.
Special unique metalwork greetings cards are also available.
I am a fine art printmaker and mixed media artist often using natural foraged items and handmade inks to create my work.
I have also started painting using digital media as well as creating raku fired ceramics. I have a studio at Bowl Rock in St Ives where I run printmaking workshops.
I am also the resident artist at St Ia parish church where I run monthly Art and Spirituality sessions (not just for churchgoers)
Adrian Vranch is a guitarist living and working in St Ives. Available for live events, recording and guitar lessons,
Adrian currently has a focus on singing backed by acoustic finger picking styles using open C tuning. Appearing regularly in St Ives, primarily at the Kettle 'n' Wink sessions, the Arts Club FRUG events and at the May/September Festivals,
Adrian's recent concert at the Arts Club is available as a live DVD, "Alive in St Ives". Further recordings are planned, including self-teach video materials.
I make art from my life experiences, using many media including film-making.
In 2010 I won the jury prize at Cornwall Film Festival for best experimental film for ‘My Uncle was Always at Grandma’s”
I observe - a flaneur - drawing swiftly. Sometimes I involve people by giving them a drawing in return for their contribution to my work.
My images can be celebratory or protesting, expressing ideas and feelings.
I seek exhibition opportunities
My work is an attempt to recreate the atmosphere and feeling for a particular place or setting, rather than just a visual representation.
Cornish light..City Life work is a abstract respective of memories of figures people , light.
Tying in with my pallet which reflects the Cornish light in St Ives and rugged texture of the landscape where I am based.
Professional artist and art tutor
Doris Lindemann is a painter and printmaker. She likes to work with all kinds of mediums but her clear favourite is oil paint. She paints landscape and from life, both in the widest sense of the word.
Doris is a member of Back Road Artworks in St Ives where she regularly teaches workshops and shows her works.
She currently is a member of the Arts Club committee.
Sally MacCabe is a mixed media artist working in St Ives. Sally specialises in abstract paintings in a subtle palette featuring applied text, papers and ephemera - she also produces designer jewellery using semi-precious stones.
Sally is a member of Back Road Artworks where a full range of her work can be seen.
She regularly teaches Sketchbook Workshops at her home studio at 6 Bullans Terrace. Phone 01736 793440 for further details
Professional artist exhibiting in the UK and the USA.
As well as being an artist and masseur she runs meditation workshops and counseling around death and dying in Cornwall, Dorset and London
Professional flautist and Swedish/German to English translator specialising in medical texts. Moved to St Ives 2004.
Has played flute with Royal Philharmonic & BBC Philharmonic Orchestras, English Concert, Göttinger Symphonieorchester, Östgöta Blåsarsymfoniker, and in Lion King (West End) - and locally at Tate St Ives, Hepworth Sculpture Garden, Acorn Arts Centre, Falmouth Arts Centre, Minack. Formerly lecturer in flute at Colchester Institute, Anglia University, Göttingen University.
Promotes classical & ethnic concerts, incl. at St Ives September Festival, St Ives Arts Club (World Classics Series) and Tate St Ives (Indian music).
Member of Tate St Ives Members, St Ives September Festival and Arts Club committees.
Interests: wine, gardening, films, cookery, politics, sculpture, humour, theatre, dance.
The Cornish land and seascapes, offers a broad and diverse source of imagery for a new painting language. The ambiguity between abstraction and representation in my work can be traced back to studies under Rod Pountney, in particular the method of drawing from the model and the dialogue with Colour.
The dialogue between abstraction and representation has never been problematic for me. I aim to describe the abstract element underlying the more powerful forms of realism. It begins with an idea based on strong observation, and ends with creating a sum greater than its parts.