Artist, author, Alice Doreen Louise McIntosh (1934 - 2019) was born in Newcastle. Just prior to the start of the second World War her mother Irene McLennan, following the premature death of her husband, moved with three of Alice's Aunts and later Alice's Great Aunt Louise Dickinson, to north Surrey. Consequently, Alice grew up in a family of women and this influenced both her writing and painting.
Alice was awarded a Senior Exhibition scholarship to Sutton School of Art and this was followed by her first job at Virgo Studios, an advertising agency in St Martins Lane, London. It was during this time that she and her husband John, who she had first met whilst at Art School, decided to marry. They started their marriage living in Woking and Alice’s son John and eldest daughter Louise, were born there. After ten years they moved to Ventnor on the Isle of Wight, where her husband set up a boat building business. Alice’s youngest daughter Elaine was born after they arrived.
Her two daughters, international body cast sculptor Louise Giblin and painter Elaine McCracken are both very accomplished artists, having exhibited their work in the UK and Overseas. John, her son, a retired Brigadier, is the General Manager responsible for the planning and construction of the Rutherford Cancer Centres in the UK.
Alice passed away, unexpectedly in January 2019, and left behind her a large portfolio of work. Alice is buried in the Springwood Woodland Cemetry on the Isle of Wight.