STIMPSON, Ellen Beatrice

1911 - 2000

As Ellen Beatrice Smith, she was born at Trimley St Mary, Felixstowe, Suffolk on 26 August 1911, daughter of Andrew Smith, a shepherd, her mother's maiden name was Wilder. Ellen married at Trimley in 1939, Frederick John Stimpson [q.v.] and they set up home at 50 Wallace Road, Ipswich. An exhibitor at the Ipswich Art Club from Sprites Hall Lane, Walton cum Felixstowe, Suffolk in 1951, watercolours 'Nasturtiums', in 1954 'Ash Abbey Farm', in 1958 'A Glimpse of the Deben' and, as a member, in 1960 began exhibiting oils 'Home Grown', in 1961 'Rest Awhile', in 1964 'The Deben at Ufford', in 1966 'Autumn Glow', in 1967 'Deben at Ebb Tide', in 1968 'Trimley Marshes' with her last exhibit in 1971 'The Orwell near Pin Mill'. She died at Trimley on 20 May 2000 and buried beside her husband in Trimley St Mary churchyard.