A native of Bristol and son of Dr John Parsons, GP, he visited Cornwall on working holidays to see his brother, the vicar of Crantock, near Newquay. In 1908 the artist became a founder-member of the Bristol Savages.
A painting by Parsons of Polperro was hung at the Bristol Fine Art Gallery in 1890.
Painter in oils and watercolour of seascapes and marine subjects
works and access
Works include: Crantock Cornwall, Rocky beach (1903); Rocky Foreshore; Three Masted Sailing Vessels before the harbour and town of Penzance; Back of the Post Office, Crantock (1920); The Old Fish Cellars, Newquay (1920)
Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn & West Cornwall p339
W H Lane Fine Art;
Tovey, David (2021) Polperro - Cornwall's Forgotten Art Centre - Volume One - Pre-1920, Wilson Books
Wood Victorian Painters;