FOSTER, Judith

1937 - 2000

Born at Edmonton, London on 19 October 1937, daughter of George Foster and his wife Joyce née Esam, who married in 1930. Educated at Bath High School and in 1955 came to study at the Ipswich Scool of Art, from where in 1959 she gained entrance to the Royal College of Art. She graduated in 1962 being awarded an Abbey Minor Travelling scholarship that took her to Rome and many of the principal European art galleries. Judith married at Norton Radstock, near Bath in 1962, artist Richard Pinkney [q.v.] and had two sons. Together they established the successful Peppermint SHED gallery at Sproughton, near Ipswich which has shown a number of artists connected with the Art School. An active member of the Ipswich Art Society, and exhibits regularly including from Oak Cottage, 10 The Street, Bramford, Ipswich in 1990, two pictures 'Cherry Bowl' and 'Pears on a Table' and in 1997 three items 'Cooking Apples', 'Fruitscape' and 'Tulips' and from the same address in 2006 'Blue Eggs' and 'Old Cotswold Legbor Eggs'. Over the years she has taught at the Ipswich School of Art and the Suffolk College, Art Department. Judith has run leisure and master classes in her own studio and conducted several summer schools and has had mixed shows at Young Contemporaries; Arnolfini, Bristol; Drawings for All at Gainsborough's House, Sudbury and at Suffolk Group Shows of which she is a member. Judith also has had solo shows at Manor School of Ballet, Edinburgh; Cleveland Bridge Gallery, Bath and John Russell Gallery, Ipswich. Her work is represented in private and public collections in Europe, the USA and the UK.

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