Carr Tom 1909 1977 was a very respected North Country sporting artist who worked mainly in watercolour. He suffered ill health and back problems due to his early days as a colliery blacksmith. Having been forced to give up this work he was able to study art and he became a successful artist counting the Dukes of Beaufort and Northumberland amongst his patrons. The majority of his work was of the Jedforrest and the Braes of Derwent being his local hunts. He studied etching under George Vernon Stokes and made a number of etchings of sporting scenes which were published by H.C.Dickens. A few litho prints were also published after his work.
He was said to be a well loved character with a warm personality though one who didn't suffer fools gladly!