Welby (1879 – 1927) was a London painter of genre of flowers. She was the daughter of William Welby, High Bailiff in County Court, Canterbury. Her most valuable qualification was her passion for everything that she worked with. Welby’s images have been published on posters, calendars, greeting cards, and stationery around the world. All her artwork promises to delight and inspire all new artists and all those who view them. She exhibited, primarily at the Royal Academy, between 1879 and 1904. She also exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists, the Grosvenor Gallery, and at the New Watercolor Society. In all the solo and group art exhibitions where she participated, her pieces of artwork featured prominently.
She had an amazing ability to capture the unique beauty, essence as well as the personality of her subjects. Her work is represented by several galleries and is part of many corporate and private collections. Her portraits are painted in oil on a linen canvas. Several of Welby’s pieces are in high demand especially the framed ready to mount Welby art.
An 1881 census shows that she was living with students at School of Art, Medical Students etc in a hostel, Russell House, off Tottenham Court Road. She worked at Minton’s Art Pottery Studio and later on own account. She was possibly a governess to the Gregory family in 1871. In 1911, Welby was living with her sister Ethel Welby and had the profession of Illustrator and Artist. Her sister, Ethel, was a teacher and an Artist.