Pip was the Cornish-born elder daughter of Alec George WALKER and his wife Kathleen EARLE, the creators of Crysede hand-printed silks. She was also to become an artist with a wide range of talents. She has written the story of her own life in The Pink House (which is Myrtle Cottage, Newlyn), and Mark Vaughan has encapsulated her life as a natural ecologist in a fine article in Resurgence magazine. See references.
See her obituary by Michael McNay, in the Guardian Thursday 16 September 2010 19.15 BST
Pip sat for Dod Procter in the Tate owned painting ‘Kitchen at Myrtle Cottage’ ( https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/procter-kitchen-at-myrtle-cottage-n04817 ).
Her art encompassed a wide range from prints and painting to rugs, films and photography.
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With thanks to Mark Vaughan OBE for reference. (2014)
Guardian, 2010 http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2010/sep/16/pip-benveniste-obituary
The Pink House: An Autobiography by Pip Benveniste (Avant Garde Editions, Tunisia, ISBN 9789973004048) is available from ECC, 29 Ravenswood Road, Redland, Bristol BS6 6BW, UK at £11.50 including p. & p.