Dorothy BAYLEY

Mrs Dorothy BAYLEY
nee COOKE, aka Dossie
active 1928-1967

Born in Cornwall, the artist exhibited in the Porthmeor Gallery's opening show in 1928.  She initially lived at Dunvegan, Carbis Bay - the home of her parents and sister Iris COOKE. Norman COOKE, her father, was a stalwart of STIAC until 1940 (Tovey), and both of his daughters were artists with a studio in their home. 

After her marriage in 1932, Dossie moved to Nancledra with her husband. Working mainly in 'black and white', her focus was on landscapes and still life.  She exhibited with STISA in Brighton (1932), Birmingham & Cheltenham (1936) and also in the South African Tour of 1947.



Painter of landscapes and still life in oil and watercolour; dry point etchings, wood-blocks


works and access

Likeness of the Artist can be found in a portrait entitled A Modern Botticelli by Nell Cuneo

Works include: The Roadmaker (aquatint, 1922); Trencrom; The Waterfall in the Wood and The Challenge (1924 under the name of Dorothy Cooke); The Pursuit of Pleasure (1937)

Dutch Boat; Hayle (date unknown) which is owned by the St Ives Corporation, was purchased from the 1951 Festival of Britain Exhibition. 



NAG Dec 1924 (dry point drawings)

RA 1922

Porthmeor Gallery, St Ives (Inaugural Show) 1928

STISA 1922

St Ives Show Day 1924 ( under the name Dorothy Cooke), Show Day 1932, 1936 and 47 Touring Shows, 1951 FoB

St. Austell Inland Cornwall Show 1946

Penlee House, Penzance Women Painters (group) 2002

Penlee House, Penzance Women Artists in Cornwall Exhibition 2002



STISA 1932-67 (resigned 1949 but rejoined)

Penwith Society of Arts in Cornwall 1949-


Cornishman 7 Jul 1926

Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall  (pp144-5, under Bayley)

Johnson & Gruetzner (1975) Dictionary of British Artists (under COOKE)

Public Catalogue Foundation (PCF) Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly: Oil Paintings in Public Ownership

Tate (1985) St Ives 1939-64: Twenty Five Years of Painting, Sculpture and Pottery;

Tovey (2000) GF Bradshaw & STISA (Appendix 3: Principal Members of STISA 1927-1960); (2003) Creating a Splash; (2009) St Ives: Social History; (2010) Sea Change (col pl: The Roadmaker);

Wood (1994) Hidden Talents

Exhibition Catalogue (2002) Women Artists in Cornwall