Cottage History

The Studio wasn't always a holiday cottage, it actually got its name from its original use as the studio of the artist Dame Ethel Walker (1861-1951). Dame Ethel spent her life between Robin Hoods Bay and London. She was known for her interest in the female form, paying particular attention to the sitters’ expression and individual temperament. Her paintings which include seascapes, landscapes, flowers, portraits and mythical subjects, are said to have had a positive and thought provoking influence on art as a whole. Her work was greatly influenced by the Impressionist movement, and now hangs in the Tate, The National Portrait Gallery and The Government Art Collection as well as others around the world. To see her pictures click here