Cards by Peggy Ryan
"...she drew so well that she stood out a mile. She was
first to be awarded the Ida Nettleship Scholarship, for Domestic
Employment, a painting of her fellow student Dodie
Masterman sewing.Her claim was not to have done anything
at the Slade during the first three of her five years there, except
"coming alive, sitting in coffee houses, meeting poets from the
...During the 1980s she moved to Diss, Norfolk, to a higgledy-piggledy cottage that she filled with bibelots and pictures. She continued to do still lifes, always painting standing up, or doing portraits, as Professor Schwabe had advised her, long ago. She said she had no philosophy other than "No one is really old inside", and admitted to having been "a bit too independent", athough it made her glad. She retained a gentle pessimism – about herself, "not about the world" – as well as an easy resonance with young people, to whom she gave the idea that a modest existence was a good one."
Obituary in the Independent, by Julian Machin.
All greetings cards are digitally printed on high quality 350 gsm board / Blank inside for own message / Provided with white laid envelope and wrapped in a cellophane bag / Paper stock has been sourced from well-managed forests