father, Eric Burnett Thorn, began studying art at Bristol
College of Art and Liverpool School of Art in the 1940s. He
taught art and pottery at secondary schools for over 40 years
and combined this with producing and exhibiting his own ceramics
Since my mother passed away in 1994, Dad has been painting
full-time and his work has appeared in various exhibitions,
most notably The Secrets Exhibition at the Royal College of
Art, London the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours
at the Mall Galleries, London and the prestigious Royal West
of England Academy in Bristol.
One of my father’s first paintings was exhibited in
the Royal West of England Academy in 1952. It is quite an
achievement that another of his paintings appeared there in
My house is full of my father’s paintings and, as he
wants to do his bit for my sister, Penny (see the section
My sister and MS), Dad has decided to release postcards and
greeting cards featuring some of his best works and donate
the profits to the MS Society in Penny’s memory.
These prints have been produced with the help of our friend
Alan Smith, master printer at the Royal College of Art.
Blank cards with envelopes (£2.50 each, £11.99 for a set of five, plus p&p)
Postcards (£7.99 for 10, plus p&p) i.e. five postcards of each painting in any one of the following sets:
Please make cheques payable to Sheila Thorn and send to Sheila
Thorn, 46 Westbury Road, London E176RH.
All profits will go to the Penny Brooks memorial fund at the