WHEELER, Enid

1929 - 2018

Enid Wheeler

As Enid Patricia Ward, she was born at Church Street, Stradbroke, Suffolk in 1929, youngest child of George Rowell Ward (23 December 1884-1 October 1942), an elder of the local Baptist chapel and the local grocer, and his wife Daisy Marian Miller née Carter (21 February 1885-2 July 1986), who married at Blything in 1907 and in 1939 George was a grocer & draper at Church View, Church Street, Stradbroke with their two of their children, Arthur George Ward (5 May 1911-19 September 1981) and Alan John Ward (27 November 1915-1997), who both worked in their father's shop. Enid attended Eye Grammar School 1940-1946 and although showing a flair for drawing was, unlike her brother Frank Ward [q.v.], was not to attend Ipswich Art School. She taught piano and music in Buckinghamshire schools, including Godstone in High Wycombe. She married at High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire in 1950, Geoffrey Wheeler [q.v.] and paints under the name of Enid Wheeler. Enid later returned to Suffolk living at The Windmill, School Lane, Bardwell and re-ignited her interest in art and attended West Suffolk College of Art and also studied informally with Christopher Pemberton [q.v.]. Enid concentrated on producing colourful acrylics and pastels and was a member of Suffolk Open Studios, Bury St Edmund's Art Society and exhibited at Bury St Edmund's Cathedral and Blackthorne Barn, Rougham and was the organiser of the annual Bardwell Art Exhibition. Her brother Frank Ward painted her portrait as a young girl in 1941. She died on 29 January 2018.




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