Garlick BARNES

Mrs Garlick BARNES

Barnes raised four children before turning her full attention to art. She studied at the Sidney Cooper School of Art, Canterbury, and at Heatherley's. In 1936 Garlick became a pupil of Walter Richard SICKERT in Thanet, Kent, and exhibited with him at Margate (Buckman). She moved to Cornwall an the outbreak of WWII, where she lived in Karenza Cottage, Hellesvean, St Ives and worked from The Loft Studio.

She was an active member of the NSA, and served on the Hanging Committee. Her interest in the arts, including those of the garden and poetry as well as painting, continued to the end of her life.  Her twin sons, both strongly interested in the history of film-making, ran a Theatre Museum in St Ives for many years, and published books on the subject of Victorian Cinema.


Painter in oils

works and access

Access to work: St Ives Museum


NAG (mixed shows, various)

STISA 1943

St Ives Show Days 1943-9, Touring Show September 1947

Downing's Bookshop, St Ives; 

Salthouse Gallery, St Ives Retrospective in Whistler week 1984


STISA 1945-49 and 1957-74

Penwith Society of Arts in Cornwall from 1949

Newlyn Society of Artists

misc further info



Buckman (2006) Dictionary of Artists in Britain since 1945

Hardie (1995) 100 Years in Newlyn: Diary of a Gallery;

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

Tovey (2003) Creating a Splash;

Whybrow (1994) St Ives;