She exhibited jewellery and enamels in the craft section at NAG in 1925, and again in the craft section at Christmas, 1926. In 1928, The Western Morning News comments that she is a Gold medallist and presents the larger collection of jewellery (larger than those of Ella NAPER); both presented a striking feature of the Exhibition of that year.
Married to the artist Doris VAUGHAN; together they acquired a studio in St Ives, Cornwall in 1927.
Searle's early training was as a nurse in the 1960s. She then completed her BA (Hons) at Falmouth College of Art in 1992. On a postgraduate trip to Cyprus in 1994 her interest came alive in the viewing of walls, textures and topographical spaces which left her with impressions of fading murals in sacred places such as churches and monasteries.
'Since then I have used painting and sculpture as a personal commentary on life' as the ravages of time and human conflict come together in her pieces of work. In 2000 she showed Sanctuary (oil on cotton on board) at Falmouth Art Gallery in the exhibition '20 Years of Contemporary Art'.
Searle runs occasional workshops and also exhibits with artists in Northern Italy, though she works and lives in Falmouth.
The artist was principal of Falmouth School of Art from c1921-c1940, having studied art at the Royal College of Art in South Kensington.
At Falmouth he taught design and pattern-making as well as painting. Some of his designs were used by his wife (E A SEAWARD) who taught leather-work and the use of pewter to over-lay caskets, small boxes and writing cases. Primarily Seaward is remembered for his pure rich watercolour technique, and at the 150th Anniversary Exhibition of the RCPS a group of his watercolours, etchings and pen & ink sketches were shown, together with examples of leatherwork produced at the School.
The artist exhibited handwrought pewter as well as leatherwork, in the NAG craft section from 1926-28. She was the wife of Donald SEAWARD.
Lauren Sebastian obtained a BA in Fine Art in 2000, and worked in education. She recently moved to St Ives where she has a studio.
Born in Shropshire, the daughter of a New Zealand sheep farmer. Studied art in Edinburgh and Paris. Locally she was a pupil of Charles Walter SIMPSON and Fred MILNER. She lived at Morvah Studio, St Ives and exhibited during the 1920s and 30s both locally and at the Society of Women Artists, with her friends in London. She exhibited in Show Days of 1923, and 1924, and in the latter she exhibited The White Sands of Picardy (prior to RA) and Hero Worship. She liked to travel and this is shown in her wide range of titles.
Other titles include Lostwithiel (wc) and Primroses and Polyanthus (wc), both of which were exhibited at the Falmouth Group Show in 1896. She is also known to have exhibited with another friend also from New Zealand, Helen Elizabeth Overbury FOX, at the St Ives Show Day 1923, from the Crab Rock Studio. Her close friends were Dorothea SHARP and Marcella SMITH.
Jenny Seddon's illustrative screen prints are based on nature, everyday objects and other sketch book musings.