Eileen Hemsoll - Deceased

Eileen Hemsoll - Deceased

1924-2011. Born in the Black Country Eileen Hemsoll was educated at Queen Mary’s in Walsall before becoming a student at Birmingham College of Art in 1941. Artistic recognition came early, with Eileen’s portrait “Clara shelling Peas” going to the Royal Academy in 1948. After marrying, Eileen emigrated to Canada where she was elected as an Associate of the RBSA and in 1972 as a full member. Eileen’s work is notable for its wonderful colour and vigour, and while her early work could be said to be in the Impressionist vein, her painterly style is now much more closely linked to notions of late Expressionism. While her work can assume such labels, her subject matter, vibrancy and joie de vivre ensure that her work remains accessible to all with readily identifiable scenes of the domestic, lacking pretension yet full of vitality.