1945 - ?

Tom Ambridge

Thomas Ambridge was born at Chapel St Leonards, Lincolnshire in 1945, son of Ernest Charles Allan Ambridge (11 November 1882-18 December 1958), an accountant, and his second wife Irene May née Hill (28 March 1913-2005), who married in Chapel St Leonards in 1942, his first wife was Margaret née Rathmell (4 November 1881-23 November 1940). Tom enjoyed drawing as a youngster and, as a former engineer and scientist, Tom returned to art as a retirement hobby and his former work may have influenced his approach to painting, which involved incorporating fine detail. A member of the Woodbridge Art Club, his detailed work earned him a reputation at the Club as 'The Bricklayer'. His recent works are watercolours, but he has explored other media, including monochrome portraits, inspired by the pencil painting technique of fellow club member Rosario Zinna. Having battled with progressive multiple sclerosis since his late thirties, Tom has found art, including the social element of Club membership, to be a valuable form of therapy. A Suffolk artist who lives in Woodbridge with his wife Carmel, from where he exhibited at Woodbridge Library in 2017, several local Suffolk scenes. A member of Suffolk Art Society exhibiting at the Society's events in Lavenham and Long Melford, Suffolk.

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