Aldridge was born in Teddington, Middlesex, and studied at Kingston School of Art (1933-38) and the Regent Street Polytechnic. Although primarily a watercolourist, she worked in a number of styles, and also wrote and illustrated children's books (despite severe arthritis).  Exhibiting widely, she worked with her husband, the painter William WARE, on the restoration of paintings, frames and porcelain for which they were highly regarded.  During the war years she lived in St Ives and became a member of STISA. She wrote a book on porcelain. Her son, Martin WARE, was also an artist.