Juliette Palmer RBA ( 1930 - 2015 )


Juliette Palmer

Juliette was a loyal and supportive member of the RBA and was always available when help was needed. She joined or organised many ventures to bring painting before a wider audience in the community. Juliette painted almost entirely in watercolour and undertook many house and garden portraits.

She drew and painted from early childhood and began exhibiting as a teenager. Juliette gained a National Diploma in Design at art school in Essex and then went on to gain an Art Teaching Diploma at the Institute of Education, London University.

In the 1950s Juliette worked as an art teacher, a display designer and for a commercial art studio. In the 1960s and 1970s she worked as a freelance children’s book illustrator and designed, wrote and illustrated six of her own books for children.

Juliette’s work has been exhibited at the RA Summer exhibition, the RWS at the Bankside Gallery and in a number of different Society exhibitions at the Mall Galleries. She has regularly exhibited in major national competitions including the Hunting Art Prize, the Singer and Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour competition and the Laing Landscape competition. Juliette has exhibited in one-man and group shows in many commercial galleries in Britain and in the USA, Japan and Australia.

She will be greatly missed by her many friends in the Society.

Colin Gardner