Collection: Eve Quarmby

Eve Quarmby was born in 1923 and painted for over sixty years. Following initial training as a nurse, she studied art at the Central School of Art and St. Martin’s and received great encouragement from her father. She subsequently secured work with F.H.K. Henrion in the art department of a large publishing house, followed by a move to Henrion’s Hampstead studio.

After moving to Bristol in the late 1950s Eve continued her career as an artist and teacher holding solo and joint exhibitions around Bristol. Typical of Eve Quarmby’s painting is the subtly modulated still-life where, carefully selected, commonplace objects, whilst depicted as subjects for quietly dynamic formal arrangements, nevertheless acquire significance that seems to belie their ordinariness. Eve Quarmby died in 2015.