Initially noticed as a student (Whybrow's 1921-39 list), The St Ives Times records the artist as exhibiting at the Show Day of 1923, and also the following year with the title The Encroaching Tide, as well as oil paintings of fisher-girls. She exhibited from the Blue Bell Studio in 1924 (Tovey, p129). None of the standard references list her under this name, which suggests if she continued painting she may have married.
A correspondent (2022) has told us that his grandmother knew Ada Holt in London during the 1890s. She visited the artist in Cochin Hospital in Paris, where she died in 1929. Her final resting place was in Pere Lachaise cemetery.
works and access
Works include: The Encroaching Tide (1924)
St Ives March 1923, March 1924
St Ives Times 23 Mar 1923, 21 Mar 1924
Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall (p330)
Tovey (2009) St Ives: Social History (p129)
Whybrow (1994) St Ives (1921-39 list, pp 219-21)