Born in Aberdeenshire, the painter Elspeth Spottiswood married (1949) the late festival founder and agriculturist-poet Michael Milburn, and they lived at Bocaddon, Lanreath, Cornwall. Here they brought up four sons and one daughter. He died in 1993.
Her work has been exhibited at the Rainyday Gallery in Penzance.
Latterly she translated works from the Italian by Dacia Maraini (Woman at War, etc.) with the late horticulturist and garden writer, Dick Kitto (d 1999).
works and access
Works incl: Boats at Mevagissey (oil on canvas), signed and dated 1950
Work by ES is in the National Collection
misc further info
Barnes Thomas Auction catalogue (Sept 5, 2011): Boats at Mevagissey (illus)
BBC The National Collection, Your Paintings (online): Mother and Child