Raymond BARRY

Schooling at Clapham College was followed by a course in Humanities at Goldsmiths. Ray travelled widely as an engineer for Cable & Wireless, maintaining his interest in art and exhibiting in Nairobi, Sudan and Aden.

He returned to the UK to settle in Cornwall in 1968. From 1970, for more than a decade, he was the proprietor of ICON and Collector Galleries in Penzance, and completed a BA (Hons) at the Open University. In 1992 he achieved a Fine Art Diploma at Penzance, and in 1997 a Fine Art BA (Hons) at the Falmouth School of Art. Subsequently he participated in many group and solo exhibitions locally, and further afield in Plymouth and Bristol, and with the Northern Art Show (group) at Harrogate.

Ray was an Associate of Penwith Gallery, and was elected as a Director of STISA in 2010. He died in 2022 aged 90.


Painter in oils and acrylic

works and access

Ray Barry works from his studio at West Lodge, Ludgvan, and his work can be seen on Open Days and in frrequent exhibitions.

Access to work: Trevelyan House, Penzance (Minescape permanent collection)

Works incl: Reflections (acrylic); Featherweight (mixed media)


Selected 1970-91

Salthouse Gallery,  St Ives; Three Spires, Truro; Truro Museum & City Hall; Newlyn Orion Open; Falmouth Arts Club (solo)

Penzance Arts Club (solo) 1994

Camborne School of Mines 1999

RWA Bristol 2005

St Ives Society of Artists Open Prize Winner 2005

Mariners Gallery, St Ives (solo) 2007

St Ives Members Shows 2009-10

Open Studios Cornwall 2010, 2011


Associate Penwith Art Society, St Ives (1970)

St.Ives Society of Artists (2007)

misc further info

CV in artist's file


Barnes Thomas Auction catalogue, 5 Sept 2011, Lot 37,38 (col pls)