TOLFREE, Barry Reay

1941 - ?

Barry Tolfree

Born in the Isle of Man, son of William Reay Tolfree (1910-2006), a bank clerk, and his wife Olive Ann Swain née Kerruish (1909-1991), who married at Bucklow, Cheshire in 1940 and in 1952 were living in Douglas, IoM. Barry studied at Durham University. He married at Croydon, Surrey in 1968, Vivien M. Hughes and they lived at 17 Wolverton Avenue, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey. After having spent three decades as a writer in advertising, PR and technical journalism, Barry started painting in 1991. He paints in watercolour or oil and enjoys painting both portraits and places, especially buildings which exhibit the effects of successive layers of history with evidence of alternating periods of human attention and neglect. He lives in Southwold and is a member of the Southwold Art Circle.









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