Art student from France aged 18, living at No. 45 The Willows in Penzance at the time of 1891 Census. Her mother Annette Sabatier (living on her own means), born at Chilton Hall, Suffolk, but probably acting as chaperone to her daughter, was living with her. There are several artist Sabatiers listed in Benezit.
Christine Sagar's paintings and drawings depict Cornish festivals and events, past and present.
Landscape and floral artist now in her 90s (2010) who still paints, despite failing eyesight. She is a member of the Hypatia Trust, and attends weekly workshops in art for the partially-sighted at Trevelyan House, Penzance. A collection of her floral and landscape watercolours (9) are in the Permanent Collection of the Hypatia Trust.
She was a member of St Ives Art Colony before 1939, although living in Newlyn, and active in NAG and NSA post-WWII. She exhibited widely and sold successfully.
Her death was announced in the Cornishman in August 2012. A memorial exhibition of her work will be offered in future. She will be greatly missed by friends everywhere, for her generosity and support to all manner of organisations such as the Acorn Theatre, the Hypatia Trust and the Newlyn Art Gallery.
Born in west Cornwall, Ros gave up a teaching career to focus on painting. She now works full-time as an artist from her studio in Penzance.
Kathleen Sampson lives and works in Redruth, Cornwall where her daily occupation is with an artists' supply company dealing in paints, and general materials. She has a Degree in Fine Art from Falmouth College of Art. She has exhibited work over many years at various venues in West Cornwall, such as the Bread Street Gallery, the Jamieson Library of Women's History, Newmill, and arts & crafts fairs. She was invited in 2005 to be the first in a series of Art in House exhibitions at the Hypatia Trust Study Centre, at Trevelyan House, Penzance.
Her paintings and prints are ethereal and engage the phantasmagoric, sensitive in their people and animals wrapped in the wonders of nature. A particular subject is/was horses in the landscape.