REEDER, Carolyn

1940 - 2018

Carolyn Reeder

As Carolyn Elizabeth Hadley, she was born at Portsmouth, Hampshire in July 1940, daughter of Jack Edwin Hadley (1 March 1902-20 September 1980), an insurance manager, and his wife Beatrice Elizabeth née Self (21 May 1907-7 January 1988), who married at Brighton in 1931 and in 1939 were living at 13 Hereford Road, Portsmouth. Carolyn married in the Samford district of Suffolk in 1961, Michael George Reeder (16 July 1936-14 November 2015) and paints under the name of Carolyn Reeder. Carolyn studied at Lowestoft School of Art and Design and the Open College of Arts and gained her B.A.(hons) degree and now, with over 50 years of experience, paints mostly in acrylic and collage in various styles from traditional to abstract but her recent work is mostly acrylics on canvas in a bold style. Carolyn also does hand-built sculptural forms in stoneware and raku ceramics and kiln fused glass. Her work is shown by Lowestoft Arts Centre Gallery, Triangle, Market Place, Lowestoft; Ferini Gallery, All Saints Road, Pakefield, Lowestoft and Guild Gallery, Victoria Arcade, Great Yarmouth. In 1971 she moved to Lowestoft and was the founder and driving force behind the Lowestoft Arts Centre that opened in 2000 and, upon retirement, turned her opticians practice into Art Spaces, a facility enjoyed by many artists as a meeting place for craft groups and life-drawing classes. Carolyn had a studio at Warren Anne, Flixton Marsh Lane, Blundeston, Suffolk and she died on 20 May 2018.

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