EDMOND, Doreen Mabel

1917 - 2000

As Doreen Parr, she was born in the Mutford district of Suffolk on 15 April 1917, daughter of George Parr and his wife Chrissie née Warden, who married at Mutford in 1898. She married at Lothingland, Suffolk in 1939, Albert Horace Edmond (1916-2004), a linen draper's shop assistant, and worked under the name of Doreen Edmuond. In 1939 living at 33 Oulton Road, Ipswich with her husband Albert (7 December 1916-2004) and was a member of the Ipswich Art Club 1942-1956 exhibiting from Greentrees, 33 Oulton Road in 1941 two works 'Cyclamen' and 'Summer Tree, in 1943 four works 'Silver and Gold, Suffolk Heath', 'Cottage Flowers', 'February Woods, Bath Hills, Bungay' and 'Suffolk Man', in 1944 'Portrait of a Friend (Mrs Lilian Gideon)', 'Tudor House, Stone Lodge Lane' and 'Fishermen, in 1945 four paintings, 'The Suffolk Road near Monks Eleigh', 'Elms and Haystack', 'Good Earth, Suffolk' and 'Snow in Essex'; three in 1946, three in 1947, four in 1948 and three in 1949 'Riverside Church, Wrabness, Essex', 'White Horse, Easton' and a sketch of 'Andrew and Christopher'; a further three in 1950 'April Posy', 'Gypsy Horses' and 'The Traditional Place' and four watercolours in 1951 'Farmhouse, Mettingham, near Bungay', 'Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire', 'February Wonders' and 'Hackness, Yorkshire'. She exhibited from 24d Chesterton Road, Cambridge in 1952 three watercolours 'Christopher', 'Cleveland Hills' and 'Rain over Fylingdale Moor' her last three exhibits were in the following year 'Gate to the Wilderness', 'Edge of an Age' and 'Childhood'. She died at Southampton, Hampshire in February 2000 to be followed by her husband four years later.