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

  • The Big Butterfly Search drop in art activity

    31 July 2021

    Get creative to celebrate the Pearl Bordered and Small Pearl Bordered butterfly. As part of Heath Week, THG's Creative Cabin will be at Aylesbeare Common with East Devon AONB and Wild East Devon....

  • Completely Batty at the Donkey Sanctuary

    9 August 2021

    Our Creative Cabin will be visiting The Donkey Sanctuary on Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 August with ‘Completely Batty’ fun activities for all the family! Drop in any time between 11am and 3pm.  The...

  • Completely Batty at the Donkey Sanctuary

    10 August 2021

    Our Creative Cabin will be visiting The Donkey Sanctuary on Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 August with ‘Completely Batty’ fun activities for all the family! Drop in any time between 11am and 3pm.  The...

  • Topsham Charter Day - craft activities

    13 August 2021

    Try your hand at traditional copper riveting and on your own miniature wooden plank, you will capture fragments of the stories in pictures and in words. Join us to celebrate Topham Charter day with a...

  • Art Dayz - Sand Body Casting

    14 August 2021

    Join Exmouth artist Anna Fitzgerald and create casts of your hands and feet out of sand. We will be casting hands and feet imprinted in damp sand using plaster of paris. We will then take photos (...

  • Art in the Garden

    19 August 2021

      Join us in our Creative Cabin for family friendly art activities in the THG garden. Drop in anytime between 11am and 3.00pm. All ages and abilities welcome.    

  • 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...

  • Art in the Garden

    28 August 2021

    Join us in our Creative Cabin for family friendly art activities in the THG garden. Drop in anytime between 11am and 1.30pm. All ages and abilities welcome. This event coordinates with the opening of...

  • Creative Session for Under 5's

    30 September 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. The sessions are play-based and...