Marjorie Heudebourck BALLANCE

1898—1969

Born in Birmingham, her father was Dr J D Ballance. She studied at the Slade and in Paris. The family moved to St Ives just before WWI, and she was exhibiting at Show Days in St Ives by 1919. Her address in St Ives in 1925 was 1 Albany Terrace, from which she submitted two paintings, L'Epousee and Le soir to the Paris Salons.

She, like her brother Percy BALLANCE, worked from 1 Piazza Studios, and she continued to play a part in West Cornwall (St Ives) arts activities until well into the 1960s. Nevertheless, she also exhibited at NAG.  J&G give sending-in addresses for her in Petersfield, Hampshire (1928) and Cheltenham (1929).  Her close friend and companion was the artist Louisa Margaret LARKING. She was also a Justice of the Peace (JP).