WELCH, Alice

1920 - 2011

As Alice Mildred Child, she was born at Croydon, Surrey on 17 July 1920, daughter of Herbert William Child and his wife Alice J. née Mitchell, who married at Croydon in 1913. Alice won an art scholarship at school but spent her working life in nursing. She married at Dartford, Kent in 1944, George E Welch and after her marriage they moved to Lowestoft, Suffolk where Alice spent her working life dedicated to nursing, she was a Queen's nursing sister in the district for many years. Later in her life, Alice Welch again took up art and attended lessons at Wensum Lodge for several years also had lessons from Frank Forward [q.v.]. Alice was a founder member of the Monday Leisure Painters and the Oulton Broad Art Circle [q.v.] which meetings were held at her home in Oulton Broad until the Art Circle moved to Oulton Community Centre and she was also a Member of the Society of Floral Painters, the Lowestoft & District Art Group and several other art clubs. Alice worked in all mediums but latterly worked on painting on silk, producing many remarkable paintings which she exhibited at the Mall Galleries in London, at Southampton, Jersey and at the Assembly Rooms, Norwich and many other venues in East Anglia. Alice was always willing to pass on her knowledge and skills to others having many demonstrations and she donated pictures to raise money in aid of charities. Alice died at 23 Beverley Close, Lowestoft, Suffolk on 25 June 2011.




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