Catherine Wallace as author

In 2020-2021 Catherine contributed two essays for Laura Knight: A Celebration book to coincide with an exhibition of the same name at Penlee House Gallery and Museum, Penzance.

Catherine also wrote an essay on “The Meadow Studios, Stanhope Forbes and the Newlyn School Legacy” for a book The Story of Anchor Studio to celebrate the renovation of this studio in Newlyn in 2021 owned and managed by the Borlase Smart John Wells Trust.

From March 2004-March 2008 Catherine researched and wrote a book/ catalogue Catching the Light: The Art and Life of Henry Scott Tuke (1858 – 1929) published by Atelier Books/Fine Art Society, for which she received grant funding from the Paul Mellon Foundation for Studies in British Art and the Quiller-Couch Memorial Fund. (Currently out of print)

In 2001  Catherine was commissioned  by Penlee House  Gallery and Museum to write Under the Open Sky, The Paintings of Newlyn and Lamorna Artists 1880-1940 in the public collections of Cornwall and Plymouth.   Published by Truran in October 2002. Re-printed for a second edition in June 2007. (Currently out of print)

Catherine has written several historical biographies of artists and exhibition catalogue essays for contemporary artists.

Catherine is a member of the Society of Authors.

To contact Catherine about her books or to commission writing from her please contact:

Current books for sale

Postage prices are for the UK.

Henry Scott Tuke Paintings from Cornwall by Catherine Wallace

Henry Scott Tuke Cornwall Book

This is a catalogue of the largest public collection of H.S. Tuke’s work in the UK.  Catherine  has written the notes on each work and introductions to each period/ subject covered. .Designed by Steve Collinson, with a preface by Alison Smith from Tate Britain this  catalogue is a unique record of an outstanding collection of 277 works each one  illustrated in full colour.

The Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society Tuke Collection. Published by the RCPS in conjunction with Halsgrove 2008

Hardback. 178 pages.

£30.00 plus £3.69 p&p UK Only

Laura Knight A Celebration

Laura Knight Cornwall Book Catherine Wallace

This book is a very colourful publication and includes  two essays by Catherine Wallace. An essay on Laura Knight’s time in Cornwall, and an essay on her life in London and Malvern in the 1930s and 40s. Edited by Elizabeth Knowles. Other essays are written by Rosie Broadley, Alice Strickland, Neil Walker and Timothy Wilcox.  

Published by Sansom and Co in conjunction with Penlee House Gallery and Museum 2021

Softback. 96 pages. 

£20 plus £3.69 p&p UK only

The Story of Anchor Studio

Anchor Studio Newlyn Book Catherine Wallace

This book provides a picture of the historic Anchor Studio and the two artists who owned it between 1888 when it was built and 2000. Stanhope Forbes and John Wells. Three distinguished specialists have contributed essays: Dr. Joanna Mattingly on the history of Newlyn, Catherine Wallace M.Litt on Stanhope Forbes and Anne Barlow, Director of Tate St. Ives on John Wells. The acclaimed conservation architect Rolfe Kentish has written about the remarkable restoration of the building and how it was achieved. Local historian Barry West describes in vivid detail how Stanhope Forbes’ anchor was found abandoned in the studio’s overgown garden. The book was edited by Elizabeth Knowles MBE, a former member of the Trust’s Board.

Published by the Borlase Smart John Wells Trust September 2021

Softback. 96 Pages.

£10 plus £3.69 p&p UK only

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