BLAKISTON, Mildred Florence

1891 - 1985

As Mildred Florence Pearson, she was born in Australia on 2 September 1891. In 1911, a 19 year old on a visit to her uncle, George Montynm Brown-Westhead, a barrister, and his family at Lea Castle, Wolverly, Kidderminster, Worcestershire. She married at Warwick in 1917, Bernard R. Blakiston (1876-1933), when she worked under the name of Mildred Blakiston, her husband died at Bath, Somerset in 1933. In 1939, an artist painter, living at Bobbit's Hall, Holton St Mary, Suffolk with a domestic servant. An associate member of the Ipswich Art Club 1942-1947 but exhibited from Holton St Mary in 1941 four works 'Autumn Views', 'Hadleigh, Suffolk', 'Cherry Orchard' and 'Magnolias', in 1942 'Wild Flowers', 'Salvias' and 'Benton End, Hadleigh' in 1944 four oils 'Garden at Hadleigh', 'Flowers and Fruit', 'Roses' and 'The Hen Run'. She died in the Bury St Edmund's district in 1985.