The former curator of the Falmouth Art Gallery, Catherine Wallace has written a book about one of the area's most famous artists whose work is regularly exhibited locally and nationally.

Miss Wallace's book Henry Scott Tuke, Paintings from Cornwall was a mammoth undertaking but is likely to be loved by all admirers of the artists whose study was overlooking the sea at Swanpool.

Tuke was among the most important artists who helped form the Newlyn School but was neglected for some years after his death in 1929.

Today, however, his internationally recognised.

Tuke new Cornwall from his childhood and had a great love of Falmouth where he had a boat called the Julie of Nantes from which he often painted.

His cottage at Pennance Point was his home until his death.

This book covers his life and is full of photographs of his varied works. The cover shows the Quay Steps in 1904 while on the back is the market at Belize, a self-portrait done in 1881 and ships in Falmouth Harbour.

Miss Wallace studied fine art at Canterbury and was director at Falmouth for eight years.

She is now a freelance art consultant still living in the area and also writes on art.

Henry Scott Tuke - Paintings from Cornwall is published by Halsgrove, Somerset, priced £34.99.