founded in 1927 
ROY RAY – CURRICULUM VITAE 
 
Born: 1936 
Moved to St Ives, Cornwall, in 1974 
Member St Ives Society of Artists 1975-1979 
Principal of St Ives School of Painting 1977-2000 
Acting Principal 2003 - 
Member of the Newlyn Society of Artists 
Member of the Penwith Society of Artists (until 1992 ) 
Member of the Chelsea Arts Club, London 
Founder Member St Ives Tate Action Group (STAG) 
Founder member St Ives Archive 
Founder Member Porthmeor Printmakers 
Founder Trustee St Ives School of Painting Trust 
Founder Trustee Little Parc Owles Trust 
ONE MAN EXHIBITIONS 
1981 Salthouse Gallery, St Ives 
1981 Newlyn Art Gallery 
1983 Civic Centre, Enfield 
1983 Salthouse Gallery, St Ives 
1983 John Graham Fine Art, Harlow 
1984 Beaux Arts, Bath 
1984 Penwith Gallery, St Ives 
1985 ICAF 85, London (Beaux Arts) 
1987 New Craftsman, St Ives 
1987 Barratts Restaurant, Plymouth – Life Drawings 
1988 Salthouse Gallery, St Ives 
1988 Hofbauer, Geneva 
1988 Buchlandlung Palmer, Gstaad 
1990 Auvers-Sur-Oise, France – Van Gogh Centenary Festival 
1994 St Ives Pottery Gallery, with potter John Bedding 
1996 The Picture House, Exeter 
1998 The Salar Gallery, Hatherleigh, Devon 
2002 The Penhaven Gallery, St Ives 
2003 The King’s Lynn Art Centre 
2005 The Penhaven Gallery, St Ives 
2005 The Campden Gallery, Chipping Campden 
2007 The Penhaven Gallery, St Ives 
2008 The Great Atlantic Gallery Falmouth 
2008 The Falmouth Art Gallery . (Evilution Project ) 
2009 Truro Cathedral (Evilution Project ) 
2009 St Ives Ceramics with potter Robin Welch 
2009 St Ives Parish Church (Evilution Project) 
2010 Coventry Cathedral (Evilution Project) 
 
PUBLIC COLLECTIONS 
St Thomas’s Hospital, London 
Allied Irish Bank 
Falmouth Municipal Art Gallery 
LECTURES etc 
1978-91 Regular lectures to Art Colleges, Societies, and art groups from abroad Since 1985 has lectured regularly at the Tate Gallery, London, on various aspects of painting in St Ives from the 1880s to the 1980s 
1978-92  
Since 1983 Regular reviews in the arts and local media. 
Since 1985 Numerous contributions to TV and Radio programmes including  
1985 Painting the Warmth of the Sun Channel 4 documentary series  
1993 The Late Show BBC 
1993 Tate of the West WCTV 
 
BIBLIOGRAPHY 
Catalogue introduction to Geneva Exhibition, 1988, by Frank Ruhrmund 
Four works reproduced in Painting Abstract Pictures by Ronald Pearsall, published by David & Charles 1991 
‘Profile’ by Frank Ruhrmund, St Ives Times & Echo, October 1992 
‘Profile’ by Toni Carver, St Ives Times Times and Echo Tate Opening Supplement, 1993 
Creative Collages by Nina Leland and Virginia Lee Williams, 1994, North Light Books, Ohio 
Drawing Towards the End of the Century, published by Newlyn Gallery 1996 
Behind the Canvas by Sarah Brittain and Simon Cooke, Truran Publishers 2001 
Breathing Life into Material by John Charles Clark, published by Penhaven Publications 2002 
 
PUBLICATIONS 
Co-Author, with Henry C Gilbert and Colin Orchard of Art About St Ives July 1987 
Revised edition in colour 2006 
The St Ives School of Painting, A Personal Memoir. 2008 
‘Fragments of a Wartime Childhood’. Poems with installation at Falmouth Art Gallery. 2008 
 
EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS ORGANISED 
1977-85 St Ives September Festival 
1982 ‘St Ives, The Sea and the Seeing Eye’ Penwith Gallery 
1983 ‘John Park - Painter of St Ives’ Penwith Gallery  
1984 Whistler Week (Festival) 
1985 St Ives Arts Centenary Festival 
1985 ‘St Ives Artists 1880s - 1980s’Documentary Exhibition, the Crypt, St Ives  
1987 Art About St Ives Festival 
1988 50th Anniversary of St Ives School of Painting 
1988 ‘Drawn from Life’ Penwith Gallery 
12008 70th Anniversary of St Ives School of Painting ( Exhibition ) 
 
 
HOME ADDRESS STUDIO  
Morwenna The Battery  
6 Carthew Terrace The Island 
St Ives St Ives 
Cornwall TR26 1EB Cornwall TR26 1SY 
Tel 01736 797174 Tel 07767 337 813 
 
 
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