A painter and writer of note, Edythe was known mainly as Emily Carr's friend and sketching partner and later Special Consultant on Emily Carr for the provincial government. Born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, she spent her youth growing up near Craigdarroch Castle in Victoria. Trained in painting and drawing by the island traditionalist Margaret Kitto, Edythe also studied at the California School of Arts and Crafts and in Paris, France. Upon her return to Canada, she met Emily with whom she experienced well-documented sketching trips. She exhibited with the B.C. Society of Artists and the Annual Exhibition of Northwest Artists in Seattle. Her books include The Untold Story of Emily Carr and M.E. A portrayel of Emily Carr. Her work is held in the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, the University of Victoria Legacy Art Gallery, the Vancouver Art Gallery and the BC Archives.