Katrina Slack was born in Exeter. She studied Sociology in London, subsequently gaining a post-graduate qualification in Photographic Journalism. While working as a photographer and a teacher, she became involved in the music industry, playing in a band, writing and touring.
In 2001 Katrina moved to west Cornwall, attending a variety of classes at Penwith College and St Ives School of Painting. She employs a wide range of media to express her concern for environmental issues. The art of Kurt JACKSON has been an influence on her work. Recently she received a commission from World Animal Protection to make a series of sculptures out of 'ghost fishing' gear, for display around the UK to promote their 'Sea Change' campaign. Locally, her work has been shown at Blue Mist Gallery in St Ives.
Richard Slater was born in Tottenham and became a student at Hornsey College of Art. He taught for thirty years, retiring in 1980 to take up painting full time. He has exhibited widely in Devon and Cornwall and further afield, and has received many awards and prizes. His work has been commissioned by companies in the UK and USA.
Born in the W Midlands, Steve was educated at Cheltenham Grammar School. He left at 16 with eight O-Levels including art. At the age of 17, he had two terms of painting tuition with John MILLER. Self-educated from that time, he was employed by the civil service, then as a railway clerk. At 25 Steve became self-employed, beginning his painting career in earnest. He began selling his work in St. Ives in 1979 with Keith English. His paintings became more widely known in Cornwall and beyond. In 2009 his work was included in National UK Art A-Level syllabus, for students to study with regard to use of light.
Steve enjoys working alone, but he also paints collaboratively with Vincent RYMER.
The Penlee collection, Penzance, includes work from the early 1800s by such potters as 'Slooman of Penzance'.