Harry Sutton Palmer was born in Devon 1854. Sutton Palmer specialised in idyllic rustic landscapes painted in watercolours. He studied at the Royal College of Art for two years, winning a gold medal for his work and exhibited in London at the Royal Academy from 1870, Fine Art Society, Leicester gallery and Dowdeswell galleries – and in New York. He was a member of the Royal Society of British Artists from 1892 and Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours from 1920.
Sutton Palmer lived in London but painted widely across England including Surrey, Berkshire, Devon, The Lake District, Yorkshire and Scotland. His works can now be found in art galleries such as the Victoria and Albert Museum, Leek Art Gallery, Wardown Park Museum and private collections around the world.