Bernard Benedict Hemy was the son of notable British marine watercolourist, Charles Napier Hemy (1841-1917), and Thomas Hemy (1852-1937) who was also a marine painter.
Following a time spent in Australia, Bernard returned to his family’s home town of Newcastle, England, and it’s likely that he studied at the Newcastle Art School. He seemed to prefer a quieter lifestyle and spent much of his time in and around the North East coast. He’s primarily known for his scenes featuring everyday fishing activities along with his harbour views.
Studied: Newcastle Art School