Bonnie Phipps was an artist and teacher. For many years she came to do life-drawing at Queen’s Park, and was an active member of the Monday Drawing Group. Throughout her life she explored news ways of expressing her creativity from embroidery to printmaking, painting and textiles. After retiring from Amersham College, she focused her energies on her two main loves – her allotment and her art. Her art became honed; carefully and systematically developed through ideas in sketchbooks to create colourful and vibrant wall hangings. These became more refined over time; finding materials that suited the format and bringing together a lifetime of knowledge and understanding of textiles and fine art. Throughout this period, she continued to do life-drawing. Although the paintings she created are obviously figurative, the same underlying interests in colour, texture and pattern are clear in all her work. This exhibition brings together examples of both her textiles and paintings.During her lifetime, Bonnie never exhibited apart from one or two pieces as part of group shows. She shied away from self-promotion; preferring to concentrate on supporting others in their endeavours. It is with great pleasure that her family now present her work for this exhibition.