THOMSON, Mona Barbara

1919 - 2011

Mona Barbara Thomson was born at 39 Manor Road, West Ashford, Kent on 6 February 1919 and baptised at St Mary the Virgin, Ashford on 2 April 1919, daughter of Norman Thomson (19 May 1875-1943), a journalist, and his wife Daisy Louise née Read (10 December 1895-2 October 1966), who married at West Ashford in 1918 and in 1939 they were living at 1 Bushey Avenue, Crofton, Orpington, Kent. As a practising artist, she worked in most of the traditional media but was particularly known for her screenprints, monoprints and linocuts. She was a central figure in the Southwold Art Circle for many years from 1976 and its chairman between 1983 and 2001 doing much to raise the profile of the society and to generate interest in its wide range of activities. She was also a member and exhibitor at the Beccles Society of Artists from 'Reedling', 11 Gorse Road, Southwold, Suffolk. Mona never tired of experimenting with colour, composition and shape and was artistically active until shortly before her death but in her final years, most of her work was produced digitally. Mona Barbara Thomson died on 25 July 2011 aged 92, she was unmarried.

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