I came upon this delightful painting from the late 1960's. It is by Ray Mead. He was born in Watford, England in 1921.
He studied at the Watford School of Art, and with Gilbert Spencer at the Slade in London. He moved to Toronto, Ontario in 1946. Working in oil, watercolour, acrylic, ink, monotypes and collage.
I can find little of his work but this one is a real treat. He died in 1998.
I kind reader sent this link for more info on Ray's work.