Linda Pratley (Fredericks) 1941-2017

We are sad to announce Linda’s death after a three year battle with cancer.  Linda was the founder and life president of Artsway.

Linda Fredericks

Linda Fredericks

Artist, teacher, and radical

Linda was able fulfill her wish to celebrate her lifetime’s achievement while she was still alive with her retrospective show, Making An Exhibition of Myself, at the gallery she created at ArtSway.

Linda combined with her career an abiding commitment to her family.  Creative work and family life, friendships and political engagement were a continuum.  She is survived by her three daughters, six grandchildren, the father of her children and her husband of recent years.  Having staged a public event to celebrate her life in June, her cremation will be a private event for her immediate family.

In the last two years of her life, Linda was supported by the services of  The Oakhaven Hospice where she died on 1st September.  She would wish any marking of her death to take the form of gifts to enable others with the needs she had to benefit in years to come from the Trust’s exceptional palliative care.