Did you model for creative couple?

The daughter of two artists wants to track down the people who were the subjects of her late parents’ work so that she can present them with the drawings.

Dorothy Jackman and her two sisters are in the process of clearing out their childhood home in Boxmoor, which Sheila and Richard Jackman built after arriving in the town aboard a narrowboat and purchasing a new town plot in 1959.

Boxmoor artist Richard Jackman.

Boxmoor artist Richard Jackman.

Sadly Richard died in 1989 and Sheila passed away aged 83 in October last year.

Dorothy said: “There are lots of portraits and life drawings that were done at regular weekly sessions in Hemel Hempstead, St Albans and elsewhere locally and there may well be some readers who went to these or who remember sitting during the 1980s.

“I would be very interested to hear from anyone who thinks they were there and who might want to have one of the pictures in return for donations to Rennie Grove Hospice Care.”

Sheila exhibited her paintings and sculptures in local and regional exhibitions for more than 50 years and worked in the card design department at the famous paper maker Dickinsons.

She contributed to the re-design of the pavement in Bank Court and, until a few years ago, organised painting displays at Hemel Hempstead Hospital.

Her life was commemorated in a display of her work at the Peter Ingram Gallery at Frogmore Mill in Apsley earlier this year, which also benefited charities.

Dorothy said: “There is still a lot of work by both my mother and my father that family and friends can not necessarily keep.”

You can see a picture slideshow of some of Richard and Shelia’s work on our websites.

To get in touch with Dorothy call the Gazette newsdesk on 01442 262311.