Noela Hills was a colleague and friend of mine from the post-graduate printmaking course at the Central School of Art and Design, London.
She was a stylish illustrator and fine printmaker. During those days she took much delight in taking the piss out of me for being a fellow Australian. We all had a great 'larf !
(She had a very successful exhibition at the Thumb Gallery in Soho. Notes to follow.)
She married an Aussie architect, Bob Riddell, and they went home to Brisbane. We lost touch but she did become a very successful book illustrator. They had a daughter, Nina.
But so, so sadly, I have only just discovered, Noela died in 1987 of breast cancer, at a totally unfair age of thirty-three.
A long time ago but I still feel a great loss. Some of her illustrations referenced below. And two fine prints from my archive.