THERE is growing concern for the welfare of a well-known missing St Ives artist whose car was found at Godrevy Point.
Lucie Bray, a seascape and landscape painter, was reported missing on Thursday after she failed to return from a shopping trip in Redruth.
The 39-year-old is being treated as a high-risk missing person by the police as she needs medicine which she is not thought to have with her.
Following her disappearance a search operation was mobilised including cliff rescue teams from Portreath and St Ives, as well as helicopters from both RNAS Culdrose and Devon and Cornwall Police.
Cliffs from Godrevy to Mutton Cove and Navax Point were examined to no avail.
Lucie is popular in the St Ives art community and her white painting tent was a familiar sight on Porthmeor beach.
Since December 2012 Lucie has also occupied one of the famous Porthmeor Studios overlooking the beach where she works on larger paintings, which featured in her exhibition at the New Craftsman Gallery in St Ives last year.
Lucie has lived in St Ives with her partner, Morag Robertson, a town councillor, since 2007 and has been active in the community.
Police are appealing for the public's help to find Lucie.
She is described as being of slim build, with short, dark hair, wearing a dark blue beanie hat, a black anorak and a dark grey body warmer.
Anyone spotting Lucie or with any information is asked to contact police on 101 ref 418 020114.