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Wendy gained degree in botany with chemistry and zoology from Hull University in 1964 and passed my post-graduate certificate in Education in 1965. Then taught ‘O’ and ‘A’ level sciences in her old school in Twickenham.

On leaving in 1968 joined a local painting society and a group of painter-etchers. From 1977 Wendy painted with Edward Wesson RI. RBA. RSMA. in Phillips house in Wiltshire and also Aubrey Phillips, John Blockley RI. PS, Moira Huntly RI. PS. RSMA, Matt Bruce RI, James Fletcher Watson RI. RBA and Tom Coates RWS. PS. RBA. and regular drawing classes with Brian Gallagher PS. and Ken Paine PS.

Wendy still paints occasionally with John Yardley RI.

Since 1981 she exhibited regularly with local art societies and in London having had paintings accepted by the RI, NEAC, RWS and SWA and pencil drawings by the Pastel Society.

Wendy met Suzanne Lucas exhibiting in London and was made a Founder Member of the SBA in 1985. Serving on the committee for some years including selection and hanging for the exhibitions and was made a full member of the SWA in 1988. She then started teaching general and botanical painting and drawing at Urchfont Manor in Wiltshire on a regular basis until it closed in 2013.

Wendy works in pencil, coloured pencil, ink and pastels and paint mainly in watercolour. She loves painting flowers and /or leaves due to her botanical training but also draws and paints landscapes, portraits etc.

While working on the council for the SBA she helped the development of the DLDC and marked pencil drawings from the beginning until 2014.

Wendy still exhibits with the SBA, SWA and local societies and has won several awards in the past. In 1990 she illustrated a book called ‘Teddy Bear Quotations’ for Exley Publications Ltd and continues this work today.

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