Biddy Picard was born in 1922 in Derbyshire, she arrived in Cornwall as a crabber after the War. Her first view of Cornwall was from the sea and this often forms the viewpoint in her paintings – ‘Penwith a fist of land thrust into the sea, full of wildness, strength and magic’. Biddy’s paintings have a strong sense of line and there is humour in her own blend of still life combined with harbour scene.
She attended Chesterfield School of Art before training at the Slade. She taught at Bristol for a short period and then moved to Wales. 1974 she arrived in Cornwall. She has been a longstanding member of the Newlyn Society of Artists and has taught both painting and ceramics at Penzance School of Art.
Biddy Picard’s paintings are widely collected and included in many private collections in both the UK and Europe.