IKIN, Elizabeth Hannah

1948 - ?

Elizabeth Ikin

Born at Long Eaton, Derbyshire in 1948, daughter of Rutherford Graham Ikin (22 January 1903-1989), headmaster of Trent College, and his wife Elizabeth Mary née Mason (13 September 1913-2003), who married at Cockermouth, Cumberland in 1936 and in 1939 were living at School House, Trent College, Long Eaton, Derbyshire. Elizabeth completed a foundation course in art and design at Derby College of Art 1972-1973, before obtaining a sculpture with fine art honours degree at Hull College of Fine Art 1973-1975 under sculptor Austin Andrew Wright (1911-1997). A photomontage artist and teacher, moved from black & white to colour 1976-1977 and from the late 1990's from cut-and-paste to a computor to create new landscapes and seascapes using shapes and forms. 1982-1985 was visiting lecturer at art college departments of sculpture and photography and taught music 1986-1994 and from 1994 was education officer at Gainsborough's House, Sudbury, Suffolk. She exhibited extensively from 1975 and in 2000 had a solo retrospective show at Usher Gallery, Lincoln and her 2012 exhibition at The Old Fire Engine House, 'The River Great Ouse', concentrated on the world beyond the riverbank, revealing the riches just below the surface of the water but for many years the sea, landscape and trees were her main subjects. She married at Belper, Derbyshire in 1977, Oliver Clement John Williams. She lived 39 York Road, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk but now has her home in Ely, Cambridgeshire.