SPILLER, Gerry

1949 - ?

As Geraldine Blair Polkinghorn she was born on 31 March 1949, daughter of John Bench Polkinghorn (22 June 1915-), a traffic official, and his wife Jean Roy née Eckford (31 December 1924-), who married at Tsingtao, China 1946-1948 and in 1954 were living at The Cottage, Red Towers, Melton, Suffolk. Gerry studied at Ipswich Art School and in theatre design at Wimbledon School of Art and worked for many years in mainstream theatre, film and ballet, designing and making costumes, sets and props. Geraldine married in 1974, David Malcolm Vere Spiller and they had two children, Zoe Alice and Stephen David, both born in London. They later lived at Hackney Road, Melton, Woodbridge, Suffolk from where she works with the “Asylum” life-drawing group. In addition to her drawing and painting she makes three-dimensional work in wire and mixed media which explores the use of lighting shadow and scale. In 2020, Geraldine and her husband exhibited their paintings at Hackney Road Studios.