Poet, Artist and Gallery Director
Since 1965 Bob Devereux has his time to painting and writing, to teaching and to curating the Salthouse Gallery.
In 1980 he opened the Salthouse Gallery representing the work of contemporary artists and craftsmen and over the years has helped launch many successful careers.
His own work has been exhibited widely in the UK and Europe and features in many collections. Bob has conducted painting and creative writing workshops in hundreds of venues from Oxford colleges to local primary schools, from National Trust properties to Marks & Spencer stores.
He has collaborated with numerous musicians and composers, producing libretti for eight operas and eight cantatas performed at major venues in Britain and abroad and has featured regularly in radio programmes. In 2000, as part of a millennium project, his poetry was carved into handrails beside the Tamar. This year his poetry was carved into granite boulders in remembrance of the Cornish Diaspora for the Heartlands regeneration project at Pool.
He helped resurrect the St Ives September Festival in 1993 and is now responsible for the St. Ives Literature Festival every May.