Joan Cockett's early love of art was encouraged by her teacher, Elfreda Dadd, a great-niece of the painter Richard Dadd. After a year working at a London printers, she became a student at Goldsmiths College, where she studied painting. Subsequently she became head of Art at a south London comprehensive school. She moved to Cornwall in the 1980s. Her work has been exhibited widely in Cornwall.
Painting in watercolour
2019: Cornwall Watercolour Society, Rock Institute (11-17 July)
Cornwall Watercolour Society