Sorrell was born and brought up in a wholly artistic family, his father being Alan Sorrell, draughtsman and painter and his mother the watercolourist Elizabeth Sorrell. He studied first at the Walthamstow Art School and the Kingston College of Art before completing a Post Graduate Course at the RA Schools in 1972, where he also received Silver and Bronze Medals. Three years later he was elected to the RWS, and then became Vice-President 2002-5, and President 2006-9.
His work has been hung in the RA summer exhibitions since 1971, and his list of exhibitions is long and distinguished by its breadth, having exhibited in the USA, in the Society exhibitions to which he belongs, and throughout the country. His work is also in numerous public collections including the V&A, The National Trust, Museum of London, St Nicholas Abbey (Barbados) amongst others.
Richard Sorrell and his wife have recently (2008-9) established their home and Cornish studio at Gulval near Penzance.
Joseph Edward Southall was born in Nottingham on 23rd August 1861, the son of a grocer, Joseph Sturge Southall, and his wife Elizabeth Maria Baker, both from distinguished Quaker families. The elder Joseph died the following year, aged only twenty-seven, and his widow and baby moved to her mother's house in Edgbaston, Birmingham.
He attended the Friends' School at Ackworth and in 1872 the Friends' School at Bootham, York, where he was taught watercolour painting by Edwin MOORE, a brother of the marine painter Henry MOORE and the even better known Albert MOORE, whose stylish arrangements of classically-draped young women came to epitomise the Aesthetic Movement of the 1870s.
He travelled widely, working in Europe in many countries, and exhibiting even more widely. Henry PAYNE and Charles GERE, fellow members of the Birmingham Group, also painted murals for the Hall of Heroes. The interwar years were calmer, with a regular pattern of spring or autumn travels to France and Italy, interspersed with sojourns at Southwold in Suffolk, where they went every July, and on the Fowey Estuary in Cornwall.
His body of work is large and recounted in detail on the Victorian Web (website).
Southam has documented the work of sculptor Ray EXWORTH (The Circus) for a 2011 (Sep-Oct) exhibition, 'A Shutter Came Down', at Kestle Barton, Manaccan.
More information needed about this photographer-artist.
Born at Hanley, Staffs, she studied at the Hanley School of Art before coming to the FORBES SCHOOL (1926-7). Subsequently, she lived abroad periodically and at Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex, exhibiting widely. She showed a selections of baskets in the Pictures & Crafts Exhibition at Newlyn in the Summer Exhibition of 1928.
Exhibits her work at the Alverton Gallery, Penzance (2014). More information needed.
When Anne was six months old, her father's career as a mining engineer brought the family to St Newlyn East. This was the start of her lifelong love of Cornwall. Following schooling in Rickmansworth, she trained as a nursery nurse. After marrying in 1968 she took up teacher training, when her tutor encouraged her in her discovery of textiles, with a particular focus on applique, embroidery and screen-printing on fabric. After teaching for a year, Anne took maternity leave, during which time she started to spin and to weave with Mike Halsey of the Handweavers Studio in North London. The birth of her daughter was followed by two more girls. Although she resumed teaching, she found little time for art over the next twenty years. On taking early retirement, Anne pursued the Illustration BA (Hons) course at Falmouth College of Arts 2000 - 2003. She has recently returned to her earlier love, by joining the Cornwall Spinners Weavers and Dyers Guild. Since then she has completed a work inspired by Chapel Porth, started in 1977, and has done three others based on the Cornish coast and her surroundings. in 2011 Anne completed a NCFE course L2 in Art and Design, in which she exhibited a piece of embroidered batik-work "Dandelion." In 2009/10 Anne attended NCFE Courses in Textiles and Mixed Media run by Hazel McGregor, in association with Cornwall College at Pool. Each year's course involved an exhibition of work at Cornwall College, Pool, Redruth. Anne joined Outhere and participated in Open Studios at Higher Stennack Farm, Higher Stennack, Troon, Camborne in 2011.