Artist brings dreams to life

The York Mill Boiler Room Gallery.
The York Mill Boiler Room Gallery.

Running until September 1, the Colours of My Life collection is inspired by Duperouzel’s childhood recollections and the dreams that followed her |mother’s death last year.

‘The memories and dreams helped to give me a focus and they also had associated emotions, so I painted them and other subjects I love to make the Colours of My Life,’ she said.

Duperouzel was born in Guildford in 1944 and trained to be a nurse at Princess Margaret Hospital, but she has always loved art.

‘In the late 1970s, I attended lessons in the medium of oils and since then I have also enjoyed working with watercolour, holding my first exhibition in 1987,’ she said. ‘I went on to work with acrylics and watercolour.’

York Mill managing director John Langton said the gallery had been pursuing Duperouzel to hold an exhibition for a year because of her piece detailing York’s McCartney Street, which hangs in the gallery.