1912 - 2004

Joyce Pallot & Henry Collins

Joyce Millicent Pallot was born at 10 Nelson Street, Brightlingsea, Essex on 6 April 1912, daughter of Clement William Pallot (23 October 1883-25 July 1957), a master baker, and his wife Millicent née Dove (21 May 1886-1 February 1974), who married at Brightlingsea in 1909 and in 1921 were living at 22 High Street, Brightlingsea, Essex with his shop at 10 Nelson Street. Brightlingsea and by 1939 were living at 88 Church Road, Brightlingsea. Joyce was educated at Colchester County High School and studied industrial design at the Colchester School of Art and at Southend School of Art. She married at Brightlingsea in 1938, Henry Collins, but continued painting under her maiden name of Joyce Pallot. In 1939, she and her husband were living at Kensington, London and this marriage marked the beginning of a dynamic and creative artistic partnership which was to last for more than 60 years and together, the couple worked on several important projects, including the 1951 'Festival of Britain' and 'Expo 70' in Japan. Joyce is best known for the concrete mural reliefs, created in conjunction with her husband, which adorn several of Colchester’s pedestrian subways. As well as her work as a muralist, Joyce Pallot was also a keen painter and a founding member of the Colchester Art Society, where she was a leading exhibitor for more than 40 years. A member of the Society of Industrial Artists; the Colchester Art Society and the Society of Chartered Designers. Joyce exhibited at Trafford Gallery, London; York University; Minories, Colchester; Cardiff University and elsewhere. A member of the Ipswich Art Club exhibiting from 195 Lexden Road, Colchester in 1977, two pictures 'Aerial Platform' and 'Ipswich Reflections'. Joyce Millicent Collins died at the Old Rectory Residential Home, Lexden, Colchester, where she had been a resident for some ten years, on 24 May 2004.

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