Ann died in March 2022 aged 87 after a short illness, with her family around her. Even though Ann had stopped using pastels due to Alzheimer’s disease a couple of years ago, she managed to create wonderful line drawings until her health declined. Ann was born and brought up in Lancashire and married a fellow student who she met art school in Oldham. They moved to Atherstone in the Midlands where they raised three children and both taught at the local secondary school. Ann became a member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists and regularly exhibited at other galleries around the country. Ann moved to Surrey in 2002 to be close to family, which grew to  include eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She enjoyed travelling and visited many countries including India and China. Ann was elected a member of the Pastel Society in 2004 and pastels became her passion and joy for more than 20 years. She received many awards and featured in magazine articles. Ann’s love of life and great positivity will be missed by all who knew her.

Biographical Details:

1934 Born on the 3rd April
Studied at the Oldham School of Art for the Foundation Course and the Manchester College of Art for the National Diploma in Design
1995 Elected member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists
2004 Elected member of the Pastel Society
Head of Department of Atherstone School, Warwickshire
I have served as a committee member of the Pastel Society.

Society Membership:

The Pastel Society

Other Society Memberships:

Royal Birmingham Society of Artists

Scholarships, Awards and Prizes:

2008 Brian Sinfield Award
2007 Wenham Major Prize
2003 Unison Prize
2001 Coley and Tilley Prize


The Pastel Society Annual Exhibition 2018
The Pastel Society Annual Exhibition 2017
NOW @ The Pastel Society
Look Again @ The Pastel Society
TOURING EXHIBITION Still Alive: The Contemporary Still Life

Other Exhibitions:

2008 Southampton Art Gallery
2008 Broadway Modern
2007/8 Craft Gallery, RBSA Gallery, Birmingham – One woman exhibition
2007 Orange Street Gallery, Uppingham
2007 Harrogate Gallery


2008 Article on use of pastels for still life and figure compositions in the “Pastel Journal” (August Issue)
2008 Article on approaches to still life in “The Artist” (February Issue)