INNES, William 1905-1999. Artist. A self-taught artist whose work in pastels and oils was nationally and internationally known and can be found in many public and private collections. He first exhibited during World War Two when he served in the Royal Air Force. Since then his work has been shown at the Royal Academy, Royal Society of British Artists, the New English Art Club, and the Royal Society of Oil Painters. He was a Past President of the Pastel Society, and a member of the United Society of Artists and the London Sketch Club. He was best known for his seascapes of the southwest coast and was never short of commissions. In his 94th year, he could still be found at home working up sketches drawn on recent trips. He lived at 38 Ruskin Walk, for most of his long life until his death in 1999.

Bernard Nurse