1957 - ?

Dee Nickerson

As Diane Elizabeth Lord, she was born at Spooner Row, Wymondham, Norfolk on 10 June 1957 and two years later moved to the adjoining village of Wattlefield, daughter of Colin Francis Lord (born 7 March 1935) and his wife Phyllis Elizabeth née Gent (13 April 1938-15 January 2010), who married at Wymondham Abbey in 1956. From an early age, Dee found excitement, challenge and escapism in making and looking at art and decided that she wished to become an artist and in 1962 won a Prize in the Brooke Bond National School Art Competition with her painting 'The Market Place' and again in 1967 for 'Stone Henge'. Dee attended Wymondham Secondary School for Girls taking 'O' Level Art in 1972 making posters and cards. On leaving school Dee worked in the local Briton Brush Factory and in 1974 married James William Nickerson and now paints under the name of Dee Nickerson, they had one daughter. In 1976, after a few set-backs but with help and encouragement and learning along the way, she resumed her painting and drawing and now works as a full time painter. In 1978 she moved to Thelveton, Diss, Norfolk where she joined the local art group, learning from an experienced artist in watercolour, oils, landscapes and still-life, she also attended Diss High School Sixth Form art class for Life Drawing and in 1982 attended a 2 year Foundation Course at Great Yarmouth Art School, winning Art School prizes for drawing and her drawing book. After a period in Norwich working in textiles, in 1992 she moved to Mendham, Suffolk and continued with her painting. Dee explores similar themes such as the countryside and country activities. Her first exhibition was at the Assembly Rooms, Norwich in 1981, followed by another the following year and Dee has exhibited widely including regular exhibitions at the The Harleston Gallery; Southwold Gallery; Cork Brick Gallery, Bungay; Churchgate Gallery, High Street, Porlock and Primavera, Cambridge. Dee has her studio at Park Farm, Foxes Lane, Mendham, Suffolk.

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