Isabel Blincow M.B.E.

Isabel Blincow was born in Sheffield during the Blitz. She lives in the Lodge Moor area of Sheffield with her husband Graham.

Isabel trained at Bretton Hall College as an Art Teacher, and was an Art Teacher in Sheffield Secondary Schools before her children were born., For the following twenty years she had her own successful business as a machine embroiderer. She eventually turned to painting and now enjoys watercolours, acrylics, and pastels.

She was the organiser of the prestigious Sheffield Art Show, which started in 1998, for thirteen years, and she also formed the Hallam Art Group. Isabel now teaches painting to beginners. She remains fit and active and intends to continue to enjoy painting as long as she is able to do so.