Stubbs was born in Crowlas, near Penzance, where she spent her early childhood, before the family moved to Hertfordshire where she was educated. In 2007 she obtained a BA (Hons) in Art & Visual Culture from the University of the West of England in Bristol. Stubbs has exhibited widely in Bristol and Cornwall. In 2010 she returned to her Cornish roots, settling in Newlyn, where she pursues her art practice alongside her career as a writer.
Her artwork is inspired by a love of the natural world. In 2001 she was presented with the Wessex Watermark National Award by David Bellamy for her environmental mural 'Yesterday, Today, the Future'. Stubbs' owl collage 'Night Flight' took her to the finals of the 2009 BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year Award.
This landscape painter is identified by Wood as the brother of Frederick Clive NEWCOMBE, who adopted a pseudonym to distinguish himself from his father, John SUKER, and his brother, Arthur, both of whom were also artists.
Arthur Suker was born in mid 1857 at Tranmere, Cheshire, the son of John Suker, a landscape painter and his wife, Elizabeth. By 1871 he is living with his large family in Birkenhead and is recorded as a scholar in art. It would appear that he married Emily Tomlinson early in 1881 and at the time of the census they were boarding at a lodging house in Whitby. In their early married life they appear to have moved around many times, living in Chester 1882, Liverpool 1883, Merton, Surrey 1886, before settling in Cornwall by 1890. Arthur is listed in the 1891 Census as an 'Artist-Landscape Painter', married to Emily, and their home was at Tregiffian Vean, St Just in Penwith. He exhibited By the Western Sea at the RA (1886). His sending-in address was Lands End, Cornwall (1890), but by 1895 this had changed to Teignmouth, Devon. By 1901 they had moved to Brixham and were still there in 1911.
He is probably the Arthur Suker whose death is recorded in the Totnes RD in 1940 aged 85.
An oil painting that appears to be of Cornwall and entitled Beach Scene, by this artist, is in the art collection of St Michael's Hospital, Hayle.
Tessa Sulston studied Fine Art at Hornsey College of Art, then taught art in London, Australia and more recently at Magdalen College School in Oxford. She moved to Cornwall in 2006 to set up her own school.