Victoria Parker-Jervis Aldeburgh Beach, 1992
Postcard (S34)
Greeting card (SG11)
Print (JP)

About the artist

(This text appears on the back of the greeting card)


Victoria Parker-Jervis was born in Suffolk in 1963, grew up in the village of Rendham near Saxmundham, and went to school at St George's in Southwold until she was eleven. She eventually studied at the Chelsea School of Art but feels that it was at Felsted School that an exceptional art teacher, Trevor Goodman, really taught her to paint. After art school she travelled and painted in Nepal and also painted cityscapes in London and New York. From the time of her Southwold schooldays, however, she has had a particularly strong feeling for Suffolk. She remains fascinated by the geography of Suffolk, by the bleakness of its landscape in winter, and by the colourfulness of its coastal towns in summer. Soon after completing this Aldeburgh beach scene she stopped painting and moved to Saffron Walden to bring up a young family. She has recently begun to paint again and is looking forward to the time she can return to Suffolk and resume her painter's fascination with its rivers, its estuaries and its towns.