© the artist. Photo credit: National Galleries of Scotland
Painter, born in Newham, who did a foundation course at Plymouth College of Art and Design, 1992–3, then “decided to develop my career on a professional basis.” Mixed exhibitions included South West Open, Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery, 1990; Self Portrait, The White Lane Gallery, Plymouth, 1991 and 1992; BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, from 1994 (Brian Sewell, London Evening Standard critic, a constant advocate of Halls’ gifts, termed her 1995 entry Absence a “masterpiece”); RP, Mall Galleries, from 1995; The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, 1997; and Hunting Art Prizes, Royal College of Art, 1999. She had a first solo exhibition at Beaux Arts, Bath, 2000, others in 2002 and 2004. Lived in south London.
Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)