Angela, born Angela Hoppe in Mumbles near Swansea.
She studied painting at the Bath Academy of Art, Corsham 1955-1958 where she was awarded a BAA Travelling Scholarship. Initially teaching in Essex, and living briefly in Kent, she and her husband moved to Llantwit Major, South Wales where they settled and raised their five children.
She is a member of the Welsh Group 1975- and the Royal Watercolour Society of Wales 1973- (Chair 1991 - 2000)
She has exhibited in UK , Europe and America.
The natural world has always been her main interest. Initially using her garden for source material, her love of plants has now combined with where they grow in their environment, with a special interest in the landscape and geology of place - most recently her local beach and Snowdonia.
‘My paintings are based on inspiration from my surroundings- plants growing and their relation to place, I work in series, one moving on to the next. These subjects have been the source for drawings, paintings and collage. They all play a part in my perception and response to the subject, recently using watercolour collage to select essential abstracted elements. The subjects are diverse and ongoing.’