(b Bailing Hill Farm, nr. Warnham, Sussex, 18 May 1921; d Killearn, nr. Glasgow, 16 Aug. 1963). British painter, born in England but considered Scottish (her mother was Scottish and she lived in Scotland from 1940). One of her teachers was James Cowie; he perhaps helped to shape her preference for subjects drawn from everyday experience, but her approach was more earthy and sensuous than his. She divided her time between Glasgow (where she painted kitchen sink subjects) and the fishing village of Catterline, about 30 km (20 miles) south of Aberdeen on the north-east coast.
Text source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)