Painter of interiors, figures and landscapes direct from the subject, in whose work sunlight was an important element. She was born in Wales, then from the age of 10 lived in the Alps. Her father was the artist Gerald Spencer Pryse (see Pryse), and after his death in 1956 she rebelled against his wishes and studied at the Byam Shaw School of Art; married and moved to the Black Isle, where her work was influenced by the Scottish Colourists; moved to East Anglia in 1981; was elected a member of the RBA; studied printmaking under Richard Bawden, and was invited by the keeper to be guest student at the Royal Academy Schools in 1983; and in 1984 won the Oppenheim Award to pursue printmaking. Mixed shows included RA Summer Exhibition, NEAC, RP, RSA and the Singer & Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Competition.

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

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