“I have been a member of Derby Sketching Club for over 40 years serving on the committee for about 30 of those years. I was Exhibition Secretary in the 1980s when my late husband, Trevor Eames, (d.1993), was Hon Secretary. I later became Honorary Secretary for 14 years. I have now been elected a life member of Derby Sketching Club.
I have always loved drawing and painting and took art as one of my special subjects at teacher training college in 1989, but have never been a ‘professional artist’. Trevor and I began the painting course with the Open College of Arts. The local monthly tutorials were led by Rosemary Mills in Derby Art College in Green Lane where Derby Sketching Club held its weekly meetings in term time.
The O.C.A course opened my eyes to new ideas and materials. In 2000 I won the abstract award at Derby Arts Festival with a geometric abstract acrylics.”
Published 9th May 2019