Over her extraordinary life she has been a singer and performer, both in Sussex and in the 1940s as a founder member of the famous Theatre Workshop with Joan Littlewood, touring the country in a lorry doing avant-garde theatre and singing with Ewan MacColl. She left Theatre Workshop to become a mother of three girls and wife of the artist, businessman and Chichester conservationist David Goodman. At the age of 70 Pearl began to write, producing and illustrating two successful books, A String of Pearl’s and More Pearl’s, a witty and poignant account of growing up in Chichester, which was adapted for the stage at the Minerva.
When she was 15 Pearl won a scholarship to art school, but her parents couldn’t afford for her to go. This is the first exhibition of her paintings. Her delightful, humorous and colourful acrylics in the naïve style were first exhibited at the Oxmarket Gallery in Chichester in the Spring of 2017. The proceeds were donated to St Wilfrid’s Hospice – where she sang at its inauguration.