Women’s History Month – Dame Elizabeth Simcoe – A Creative Genius in Devon

A Zoom talk about Elizabeth Simcoe for Women’s History Month by Jo Talbot Bowen.

This is a talk exploring Dame Elizabeth Simcoe’s very rich creativity influences and outputs with a main focus on the beautiful landscapes of Devon. There will be original perspectives on Simcoe family trips to the summer residence in Budleigh Salterton, the speaker’s current home. The nature of Elizabeth Simcoe’s distinct creativity is analysed in the context of her ground breaking life as a woman artist and her early 19th century times.

Jo Talbot Bowen grew up in Devon and now lives in East Devon in Simcoe House. She is a retired London psychiatrist. She has a special interest in women’s health, philosophy and creativity and has published in related fields.

Jo has been researching the Simcoe family history since moving into their old summer house in Budleigh Salterton in 2017 . She also also has an established fine art practice as a painter and printmaker.


Elizabeth Simcoe

Ticket costs and booking arrangements to follow (November 2023).