HAYES, Linda M

1952 - ?

Linda Hayes

She grew up in South London, and studied at Kingsdale School, Southwark 19671970. A diamond sorter for IDC Holdings, DeBeers 19721991 her career took her into the world of diamonds being transported into the fascinating natural world of crystals and minerals and in this profession enabled her to visit many countries in which she could see the perfect blue sky of Africa in an aquamarine or the flash of fire in an opal or diamond. Linda married at Camberwell, Surrey in 1973, John D. Ellis and much of her adult life in Sussex, near to the Ashdown Forest and her children grew up using the forest as their extended playground. She later moved to the village of Fairwarp in the middle of the Forest and it was whilst there was inspired to create pastel artworks to capture the beauty around her, she moved to Suffolk in October 2011. An artist in pastel intended as visual portals to transport the onlooker into a vanishing and fragile world. A member of Suffolk Open Studies from her studio at the Ancient House, Lower Street, Stutton, Ipswich

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