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Painter and draughtsman, born in Edinburgh but brought up in Colchester area, at a finishing school in Belgium and was presented at Court. Studied art in the studio of Oswald Poreau, in Brussels, 1936, then at East Anglian School of Painting, 1937–40. After World War II service, in 1945 married the potter and teacher Peter O’Malley and lived in London where she exhibited in many mixed shows including Leicester Galleries, RA, SEA, WIAC and elsewhere. When her husband retired from Royal College of Art in 1969 they settled in Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk. Had early shown solo at The Weekend Gallery, 1948, and Foyles Gallery, 1959; later exhibitions included Parkin Gallery, 1984, and Sally Hunter Fine Art, 1992, 1996, 2001 and 2004. Public collections in Derby, Hull and Rugby hold examples.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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