Doris Hatt spent most of her life in Clevedon. A fine artist who kept apart from the establishment, she engaged with European Modernism and the use of strong colour. Her life story is equally fascinating including her politics, life partner and the building of “Littlemead”, an Art Deco house. Reproductions of her works are currently on display on the side of Clevedon Baptist Church near the Triangle and in the bus shelter next to the sorting office at Six Ways.
Evelyn Dunbar was contemporary with Doris Hatt. She was the only woman to be given a full-time contract in WW2 by the War Artists Advisory Committee, portraying with honesty and humour the lives of nurses, land girls and women on the home front. She came to national prominence a decade ago when one of her paintings featured on the “Antiques Roadshow”, leading to the discovery of a whole repository of lost works.