THG Collection

Please click on the artwork to view gallery of Thelma Hulbert's work.

Thelma Hulbert was born in Bath, Somerset in 1913. She studied at Bath School of Art before moving to London in the early 1930s. She became part of the influential Euston Road School of painters (founded in 1937) alongside Victor Pasmore, William Coldstream and Claude Rogers.

After the war Thelma Hulbert taught at Camden School for Girls and found a studio in Holland Park from which to paint. She continued her teaching at Central School of Arts and Crafts until retirement, shortly followed by a move to Honiton in 1984. Living alone in Elmfield House, Honiton she continued to draw and paint until her death in February 1995.

Throughout her life, the subjects of her paintings were still life, domestic interiors, and landscapes, many of which included the Cornish coast. During her lifetime, Thelma Hulbert was represented in twenty three exhibitions, eight of which were solo shows. The most prestigious of her exhibitions was her one-woman show at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in London in 1962.

Examples of her work are to be found in both public and private art collections worldwide and she has been featured on radio and television. Following her death, the Tate Gallery acquired two of Thelma Hulbert’s works for their collection and featured her in the Tate Women Artists book by Alicia Foster (now for sale in the THG Shop).

THG hosts a changing exhibition of Thelma Hulbert's artworks from our permanent collection in the Thelma Hulbert Room at the gallery. If you would like to know more about Thelma or if you own an artwork we may not know about, please get in contact with us, we would love to hear from you : info@thelmahulbert.com / 01404 45006

More of Thelma's work

Creative Cabin Events

  • Creative Cabin art activities

    1 June 2021 to 31 August 2021

    Join us in our travelling Creative Cabin for art activities, talks and more this summer. Coming to a neighbourhood near you! Watch this space for events and times.

  • Art Dayz - The Lost Art of Seaweed Pressing (afternoon)

    12 June 2021

    Visit the Abode of Love on Exmouth's seafront for a family friendly art activity making seaweed pressings with Exmouth artist Anna Fitzgerald.  2 – 4.30pm (there is another session 11am – 1.30pm) £10...

  • Art Dayz - The Lost Art of Seaweed Pressing (morning)

    12 June 2021

    Visit the Abode of Love on Exmouth's seafront for a family friendly art activity making seaweed pressings with Exmouth artist Anna Fitzgerald. 11am – 1.30pm  £10* per bubble of up to 4 people....

  • Creative Session for Under 5's

    24 June 2021

    Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) invites under 5's and their parents/carers to a fun, creative session in the Creative Cabin at THG. We will be outside in the THG garden. The sessions are play-based and...

  • Mike Perry in conversation

    1 July 2021

    Join us for an insightful conversation with exhibiting artist, Mike Perry, and guest speaker Ben Borthwick. They will be reflecting on the themes in Perry's current exhibition: Mike Perry Land/Sea....

  • Art Dayz - The Lost Art of Seaweed Pressing (afternoon)

    3 July 2021

    Visit the Abode of Love on Exmouth's seafront for a family friendly art activity making seaweed pressings with artist Anna Fitzgerald. 2 - 4.30pm (there is another session 11 – 1.30pm) £10* per...

  • Art Dayz - The Lost Art of Seaweed Pressing (morning)

    3 July 2021

    Visit the Abode of Love on Exmouth's seafront for a family friendly art activity making seaweed pressings with Exmouth artist Anna Fitzgerald. 11am – 1.30pm OR (there is another session 2 – 4.30pm) £...

  • Climate Conversation - Sidmouth

    18 July 2021

    THG and Sidmouth Coastal Community Hub co-host the first in a series of Climate Conversations. Climate Conversations brings together local activists and project groups, with academics and artists...

  • Art Dayz - Creating a Labyrinth in the Sand

    24 July 2021

    Exmouth artist Anna Fitzgerald has invited sand artist Paul Burton and storyteller Jaz Brown for a family friendly art activity creating a labyrinth in the sand. Sand artist Paul Burton will give an...

  • Creative Sessions for Under 5's

    29 July 2021

    Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) invites under 5's and their parents/carers to a fun, creative session. We will be outside in the THG garden with artist Laurel Coxon. The sessions are play-based and...

  • Art Dayz - Sand Body Casting

    14 August 2021

    Visit the Abode of Love, Exmouth for a family friendly art activity with Exmouth artist Anna Fitzgerald. Cast your hands and feet by imprinting them in damp sand, using Plaster of Paris. Then create...

  • Creative Sessions for Under 5's

    26 August 2021

    Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) invites under 5's and their parents/carers to a fun, creative session in the Creative Cabin. We will be outside in the THG garden with artist Laurel Coxon. The sessions...