Carrick was a student at the Slade School of Art, whose summer class studies in St Ives in 1901 brought not only intensive work with landscape and marine painting but also romance and love. She had not in fact been able to study art until she was 25 years old because family responsibilities towards numerous younger siblings had kept her at home. In Cornwall she shared lodgings at The Cabin on Westcott's Quay with Hilda FEARON, Muriel COLDWELL, and Irma RICHTER, all of whom were also Slade students.
In St Ives she met the Australian artist, Emanuel Phillips FOX and they married in 1905, settling in Paris thereafter, before returning to Australia where their joint artistic careers took flight. Unfortunately she was widowed in 1915 and Ethel returned to Europe, giving an address in London from 1918.
Landscape, figure and flower painter
ALP (8); COO (67); INT (2); LS (5); RA (5); RI (2); ROI (8); SWA (2)
Johnson & Greutzner (1975) Dictionary of British Artists
Tovey (2009) St Ives: Social History