English painter. She studied at Camberwell School of Art, London
(1946–50), where she detested the influence then prevalent of the
EUSTON ROAD SCHOOL, and she worked at the AIA Gallery in London
(1951–9) and the Bath Academy, Corsham, Wilts (1959–65). Painters
such as Henry Mundy (b 1919), Roger Hilton, Robyn Denny (b 1931) and
Howard Hodgkin were close friends. In 1960 she took part in the
Situation exhibition at the RBA Galleries in London but, unlike most
of her colleagues, who worked in a cool hard-edge style, she painted
in a free tachist manner inspired in part by photographs of Jackson
Pollock working on the floor. From 1964 to 1976 she worked in
acrylic, producing powdery, close-toned canvases that were similar
in their textures to the contemporary work of the Americans Jules
Olitski and Larry Poons.
Tachiste Painting No. 1
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