NASON, Elaine

1939 - ?

Elaine Nason

As Elaine A. Barber, she was born at Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex in 1939, daughter of Edward George Barber (18 April 1910-1977), a lorry driver, and his wife Violet Hannah née Dabinett (21 August 1912-2003), who married at Walton-on-the-Naze in 1933. Elaine married at Tendring, Essex in 1963, Gerald Nason [q.v.] and paints under the name of Elaine Nason. She studied at Colchester School of Art 1955-1959, under John O'Conner (1913-2004), Alistair Grant (1925-1988) and Richard Chopping (1917-2008). She then attended Trent Park Teacher Training College in 1961 and taught in primary schools in London and Suffolk from 1963 to 1989 with special responsibility for art. A figurative painter, working in oils and watercolour of domestic, still life, and the human figure in which she attempts to convey an interest in the everyday and commonplace. Elaine became a full member and exhibitor at the Suffolk Group and at both the Colchester and the Ipswich Art Societies, exhibiting from Rose Cottage, Chattens Lane, Laxfield, Suffolk in 2006, a monoprint & collage 'When the Boar comes In' and an oil 'Cup of Tea'. She has had mixed shows at Halesworth Gallery; Aldeburgh Cinema Gallery and Peter Pears Gallery at Aldeburgh; Buckenham House, Garden Gallery and CraftCo Gallery all in Southwold and all in Suffolk; Cambridge Contemporary Art Gallery and Heffer Gallery both in Cambridge; Julianís Grove Gallery, Sevenoaks; Edith Grove Gallery and Chelsea Long Gallery both in London and Schloss-Mochentaal, Bavaria with regular solo shows at Butley Gallery, Suffolk from 1998. Elaine still has her studio at Laxfield and she contributed to the 'Westhall Secret Postcard Auction' in 2012 'Linen Lines' and in 2013 two linocuts 'Pie' and 'Party Hat'.

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