Fey Pomerance

Fay Pomerance is an Anglo-Jewish artist who was born in Birmingham in 1912. Fay left school at 16 to study for five years at the Birmingham Central School of Art and Crafts. On graduation she worked both privately and as a freelance commercial artist and after her marriage to Ben Pomerance in 1936 she became a full-time painter with her own studio.

She has always explored and developed major themes, a poweful pictorial series of watercolours 'War Vision' with its procession of carnage, oppression, genocide and homelessness preceded 'The Sphere of Redemption' cycle.

Since 1939 she has held 18 solo exhibitions including the Ben Uri Gallery; St Botoiph's Church, Aidgate, St James's Church, Piccadilly throughout the 1983 Piccadilly Festival, at municipal, private and university galleries, Nottingham Playhouse and the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.

She has shown in mixed exhibitions at the Redfern, Molton and Leicester galleries in London and with the Society of Women Artists. Fay recently exhibited her ballet themes at Bristol Old Vic as part of the 21st anniversary celebrations of Dementia Care Trust.

She is represented in permanent collections in Staffordshire, Hull, Gateshead, Batley; the Ben Uri Gallery London, Vaughan College Ieicester; Trevelyan and Grey Colleges Durham and the Museums of Israel and in private collections in the UK, USA, Australia and Israel and by a stained glass window in the Singers Hill Synagogue, Birmingham.

Much of Fay's work is hung in her Bristol home where the garage has been transformed into a gallery to exhibit three of 'The Sphere of Redemption' panels and the Globe: this may be viewed by appointment