Shirley Easton became a member of L.S.C. in 1952 as a schoolgirl. She trained at the Leicester College of Art from 1952 –1957 where she received a National Diploma in Design plus an Art Teacher Diploma.
She married the artist David Easton in 1959. Became a member of the L.S.A. in 1968 and tutored Drawing and Painting at the Leicester College of Adult Education for 36 years from 1961 –1997.
She exhibited at the Royal Institute for 20 years, the Royal Academy in 1986 with 2 works and was a member of the Society of Women Artists from 1987 – 1992.
Her paintings are based on sketches done on location in France, Portugal, U.K. and her garden. Recent works are transparent glazes of acrylics on canvas prepared with a textured surface, using a limited palette.
"My preferred colours are Naples Yellow, Ultramarine or Prussian Blue and Magenta. These provide most of the colours I need and give harmony to the painting".
Other societies & associations:
Leicester Society of Artists