Artist, who did a foundation course at Byam Shaw School of Painting and Drawing, 1978–9; gained an honours degree in fine art, painting, at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts, 1979; then did postgraduate studies in art and design at Middlesex Polytechnic, 1982–3. Gained a number of British Telecom commissions from 1986; won a portrait award at British Painters ’88, Mall Galleries, 1988; the Curwen Gallery John Purcell Award, 1993. Was artist-in-residence, Gallery Avsenik, Slovenia, 1994. Group shows included Loseby Gallery, Leicester, 1985; Goldmark Gallery, Uppingham, 1989; Open Print Exhibition, Mall Galleries, from 1994; and The Table Studio Group, The Living Room, 1996. Later solo shows included John Russell Gallery, Ipswich, and Surrey University, both 1995; in 2000 one of sculpture, on which she latterly concentrated, at Lyveden New Bield, a National Trust property near Oundle where she had a residency; in 2002 at The Water Tower, Brigstock, where Stoddart had her studio and where exhibitions of other artists’ works were also held as Fermynwoods Contemporary Art; Reflected, The Gallery, Stratford-upon-Avon, 2003; sculpture and prints at Stamford Arts Centre, 2004; with another at Derby Museum and Art Gallery, 2005.
Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)