Treld Pelkey Bicknell is an artist, writer, teacher, editor and publisher. Born and educated in the United States, she has lived and worked in England for many years. After graduating from university, she made a career in books, as Art Director and/or Editor for a number of major publishing houses in the US and UK. From 1990~2001she ran her own small company, New England Editions, packaging lavishly illustrated books ~ among them the fine art series The Story in a Picture, Painters & Food and Painters & Places.

She is the author of several books for children and adults, including How To Write and Illustrate Children's Books...(a highly successful guide to publishing for aspiring writers, artists and publishers) and ~ under her children's book pseudonym, Shirley Greenway ~ ART: An A~Z Guide (a survey of fine art movements, themes and techniques), both for American publishers.

She taught illustration and serigraphy at St Martins School of Art in the late 60s/early 70s and was Special Projects Advisor to Camberwell School of Art in the 70s; since then she has lectured on illustration and book design at many leading art schools and universities. A lifelong collector, she joined the late Mel Calman to establish Workshop 2 (1977~1981), a mail-order extension of his famous illustration gallery, The Workshop.

Throughout her career, TPB has continued to paint and draw, and in 2000 decided to return to painting full time ~ taking classes to revive old skills and explore new techniques, ideas and approaches to creativity. Drawing remains at the heart of her work and a characteristic line both defines and identifies her personal style. Since 2002, she has exhibited widely in group shows and regularly opened her home and studio as part of Southwest London's borough-wide art festival, ARTHOUSE. She mounted a solo exhibition on the theme of Rivers & Bridges in November 2006, at a Thames-side Gallery in Richmond.

Solo exhibition at The Fountain Gallery, Hampton Court in 2011 and Open Studio Exhibitions in 2013 and 2016.

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