My father, Thomas Reynolds, was a portrait painter & my mother, Bernadette, a Portuguese linguist.
I was born on 17th April 1933, the youngest of six children, & grew up in London during the war years. The war seemed to go on forever, with bombs falling, buildings crumbling, the constant wailing of sirens & total darkness.
Camberwell School of Art, where I studied, was an escape & a blessing! Amongst other things I studied wood engraving with John Buckland-Wright, a great teacher, & book-binding with another wonderful teacher whose name I have forgotten but who's kindness & guidance I will never forget.
In 1958 the accomplished Lieder singer Francis Loring & I were married.
Bronze of Joseph Hislop can be seen in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery and the Guildhall School of Music.
Posthumous bust of Joseph Hislop was commissioned by the singer's son & can be seen in the Usher Hall in Edinburgh.
Bronze of the composer Arnold Cooke was commissioned by Mayhurst Music Society to celebrate his 75th birthday and purchased by Billy Morrison for Trinity College of Music.
1964 Oil portrait of BKS Iyengar.
1971 A pastel portrait of Margaret Morris the dancer.
published Gloria Loring's paintings for their record sleeves in ths seventies.