‘If a painting hasn’t surprised me,’ Pamela Izzard has remarked, ‘I feel it is dead.’ Born in London,
she studied at Beckenham and Bromley Schools of Arts under Carel Weight and Ruskin Spear.
After bringing up three children she went on to teach at Kingston-upon-Thames Polytechnic,
Walthamstow College of Art and the Royal Academy Schools. She exhibited at many of the Royal
Academy’s summer exhibitions, and her work is characterised by Izzard’s confident use of bold and
striking colour. In 1969 she became the second wife of the artist Jack Millar.