CARPENTER, Ellis Loome W.

1928 - 2005

Born at Kings Lynn, Norfolk on 17 June 1928, son of Albert E. Carpenter (1901-1966) and his wife Diasy F. née Cromack, who married at Kings Lynn in 1923. As a youngster Ellis was brought up by foster parents at Benton Street, Hadleigh, Suffolk and found himself a 'Saturday Pupil' at the East Anglian School of Painting & Drawing at Benton End, Hadleigh. After National Service he returned to Benton End as a student in 1948 and attended classes until 1954 and again took up his painting at Benton End from early 1960. He married at Sudbury, Suffolk in 1959, Dorothy May Sore (1920-2002) and after a career in insurance in London and as a keen painter, he exhibited at Hampstead Outdoor Artists; Colchester Castle; The Minories at Colchester; Bury St Edmund's Art Gallery and the Llewellyn Alexander Gallery in London. A breeder, exhibitor and painter of irises, a hobby that was formed in the gardens of Benton End. He died at Ipswich in 2005.