Percy des Carrieres BALLANCE

Born in Birmingham, his father was Dr J D Ballance and he was the brother of Marjorie Heudebourck BALLANCE.  Educated at Gresham School, Holt, Norfolk, he studied art at the Slade School.

In St Ives he lived at 'The Croft', Carbis Bay, and worked from 1 Piazza Studios.  At the St Ives Show Day of 1924 he displayed three paintings: one of a rough sea, another of Dordrecht, and a smaller one of Godrevy and the Towans lit up by the after-glow.

In 1925-6 his address was at Bellyars Lane, St Ives.  Later he moved to Gloucestershire (1927) and Wells, Somerset (1932).


Painter of landscape and marine subjects in watercolour

works and access

Works include: Sun and Shadow; Moonlight; Cornish Beach; Dawn; A Dutch canal; Silver Sunset; Caudebec-en-Caux; Off Gurnard's Head (1920); Late Evening (1920); Passing Storm; Sunset off Clodgy (1924)

 Access to Work: Government Art Collection; RWA


B (3); CG (32); COO; RA (5); RI (7); ROI (2); RWA

Paris Salon 1923, 1925 (Hon Mention)

St Ives September 1919, Show Days 1920 and 1924; 


Chelsea Arts Club

Art Workers Guild



St Ives Times 12 Sep 1919, 5 Mar 1920, 19 Mar 1920, 23 Mar 1923, 8 Jun 1923, 21 Mar 1924


Buckman (2006) Dictionary of Artists in Britian since 1945


Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall (p312)

Johnson & Greutzner (1975) Dictionary of British Artists

Tovey (2000) GF Bradshaw & STISA (Appendix 3 Principal Members of STISA 1927-1960)

Tovey (2003) Creating a Splash

Tovey (2009) St Ives: Social History

Tovey (2010) Sea Change, St Ives 1914-1930

Whybrow (1994) St Ives (1921-1939 list pp 219-21)