Rena Gardiner

Rena Gardiner (1929–1999) dedicated her life to her art, doing so alone in a thatched cottage in the heart of Dorset. Following in the great tradition of British topographic artists and influenced by the rich flowering of autolithography in the 1940s and 1950s, she created her own very personal and individual style. An unsung heroine of printmaking, uninterested in publicity or fame, she left an artistic legacy that is instantly recognisable for its exuberant use of colour and texture.