Painter of semi-caricature figure groups in oil and watercolour, born and lived in Newbury, Berkshire. She believed in the importance of line drawing, constantly carried a sketch-book, saying that it was “essential to sketch as fast as you write”, working up paintings in her studio which retained a strong outline. As a mature student Heather attended Ruskin School of Drawing, Oxford, 1945–8, under Albert Rutherston, winning prizes for figure composition and still life painting; then was at Byam Shaw School of Drawing and Painting, 1948–50. For 30 years her work was selected regularly for RA, RWS, RP and other galleries in the provinces and abroad. She was a founder-member in 1947 of Newbury Art Group and helped set up the Bussock Mayne Group.

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

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