Violet was born in Plymouth, Devon. After studying at the Hastings School of Art under Philip Cole and Leslie Badham, she went on to the Slade and the Beaux Arts, Paris. She specialised in flower paintings in oil, but also produced genre scenes and landscapes.
Her work is first mentioned locally in a review of STISA's Summer 1950 Exhibition, when she was then living at Studio Cottage, The Belyars, St Ives. In the 1950s, she showed work from the Piazza Studios (Tovey). She also travelled widely, exhibiting paintings of Norway, and in 1953 visited India.
Painter in oils of genre, and flowers
works and access
Works include: paintings of Norway in oils (1951)
STISA Summer 1950, 1951 Show Day (paintings of Norway in oils), 1951 Festival of Britain
Buckman (2006) Dictionary of Artists in Britain since 1945
Johnson & Greutzner (1975) Dictionary of British Artists
Tovey (2003) Creating a Splash
(2009) St Ives: Social History