A Coventry painter, Amy Brazil spent a great deal of time in Polperro, where her sister, the writer Angela Brazil, had acquired a holiday home. In 1932, at an exhibition of the Coventry Society of Artists, her impression of evening at Polperro was considered to be her outstanding exhibit. This painting was highly regarded when it was included in her solo show at Walker's Galleries, New Bond Street, in 1934. Entitled 'An Exhibition of Watercolours of Polperro and Other Places' the show contained, among its 62 works, at least 19 watercolours of Polperro and other Cornish scenes.

In 1937 Amy, along with two other women artists, held an exhibition at Cheltenham Art Gallery.

Very little of her work has appeared on the market. A portrait photo of her is held by the National Portrait Gallery.


Painting in watercolour

works and access

Harbour Lights, Polperro; Mist in the Harbour, Polperro; Old Roofs, Polperro; A Fresh Autumn Morning, Polperro;


Tovey, David (2021) Polperro - Cornwall's Forgotten Art Centre - Volume Two - Post-1920, Wilson Books