BUXTON, Miss Winifred

1869 - 1954

Winifred Buxton was born at Marylebone, London on 4 September 1869, eldest daughter of Henry Edmund Buxton (1844-1905), local director of Barclays Bank, and his wife Mary Rosalind (died 1918), daughter of Revd Abbot Upcher, who married at Buxton, Norfolk on 16 October 1867, her sister was Rosalind Upcher Buxton [q.v.]. In 1891, a 21 year old living at Fritton Decoy, Fritton, Suffolk with her parents, 47 year old Henry and 43 year old Mary and her four siblings. She studied art in Paris and was a member and exhibitor at the Norfolk & Norwich Art Circle 1895-1953 from Fritton, Suffolk; Attlebridge, Norfolk and Snape, Suffolk. She married at Fritton on 28 November 1901, Col Arthur Charles Malleson Waterfield (1866-1943) in the Indian Service and she went to India with her soldier husband but had returned by 1911 when a 41 year old married woman living at Litcham, Swaffham, Norfolk with four daughters, Barbara 7, Penelope 4, Rosalind 2, all born in India and 5 month old Philippa, who was born at Litcham. She painted under the name of Buxton until her marriage then as Waterfield, and exhibited at the New Dudley Gallery and the Society of Women Artists 1898-1901 from The Decoy. A watercolourist who as Mrs Arthur Waterfield, exhibited at the Ipswich Art Club in 1933 from Ash Tree Farm, Attlebridge a watercolour 'Bibury Hill' became a member of the Art Club 1943-1954 exhibiting from Snape, near Saxmundham, Suffolk as Mrs Winifred Waterfield in 1943 five works 'Pansies', 'Study of Willows', 'Canal Bridge', 'Morston, Norfolk' and 'Harvest in Norfolk', in 1944 'Near Bridgenorth' and 'Willie Lott's Cottage', in 1945 two watercolours 'Bosham, Sussex' and 'White House, Blantbroughton, Linconshire', two in 1947 'River Test at Longparish' and 'Wisteria in a Suffolk Garden' and a further two in 1949 'The Marsh' and 'Lupin Harvest, Snape'; two in 1951 'The White Cottage' and 'Borwick Farm, Estwaite Lake'; two in 1952 'A Ford in Norfolk' and 'Saturday Evening and last exhibited in 1953 whe she had four watercolours on show. A member and exhibitor at the Norfolk & Norwich Art Club 1895-1953 and she also exhibited at the Women's International Art Club, Walker Gallery Liverpool and in East Anglia. She later signed her work 'W.W.'. In 1939 she was living at Grouts Lane, Erpingham, Norfolk and died at Snape, Suffolk on 21 September 1954, aged 85.