|Norman Garstin, 1925, by Althea Garstin (his daughter), shortly before his death.|
|The Rain, It Raineth Every Day, 1889, Norman Garstin--the promenade in Penzance. |
Notice the waves surmounting the sea wall.
|A Steady Drizzle, 1889,|
|The Penzance Promenade today |
(no sign of Gilbert or Sullivan or their 1879 comic opera, "Pirates of Penzance").
|In the Shade, 1912, Norman Garstin|
|Red Houses, 1912, Norman Garstin|
Very often landscape painters can paint little else, but Norman Garstin was also a very adept portrait painter while also excelling at painting female figures in interior scenes (possibly when the weather outside was really frightful). His Woman Reading a Newspaper (bottom) from 1891, is likely an aunt while the two portraits directly below depict his sons, Denys Garstin (below, left) and Crosbie as a Baby (below right). Garstin and his wife had three children. Their sons both became journalists while their daughter, Althea (the youngest), became a painter like her father (top).
|Denys Garstin, 1906,|
(the younger son)
|Crosbie as a Baby, 1887, Norman Garstin|
|Woman Reading a Newspaper, 1891, Norman, Garstin|