COE, Isabel M

1950 - ?

'Issy' Coe

As Isabel Gorsuch, she was born at Southam, Warwickshire in 1950, daughter of Frank Austin Gorsuch (1914-1987) and his wife Freda M. née Handford (1920-1944), who married at Rugby, Warwickshire in 1939. In 1975 she moved from Northamptonshire to Weybread in Suffolk and married at Eye, Suffolk in 1979, Michael Douglas Coe, and works under the name of Issy Coe. Although her interest in art started as a child when she was always drawing and painting studying Art and History of Art at A-level and went on to train as an Occupational Therapist. In 2004 after a weekend art break and several more workshops and painting holidays she developed her own style of art. Working mainly in watercolour and mixed media she is passionate about painting water, boats, landscapes and skies, and is inspired by East Anglia, with its beautiful coastline, harbours, and fantastic big open skies and the Wave­ney Val­ley. For the last few years she has been teaching art classes and running workshops from her studio at Jessamine Cot­tage, Hoxne Road, Weybread. She has exhibited widely including the Waveney Springs Art Collective and has her works in private collections in the UK, Ireland, USA, Australia, and South Africa and received a 'commended' certificate for her work 'Saturday at Pin Mill' in the Society for All Artists, Artist of the Year Competition 2009.

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