Born in London,
Lives & works in and between Bristol, South West England and St Davids, South West Wales, UK.
When she took early retirement from her job as Professor of Education at the University of Bristol, after having suffered a stroke, she went to Bristol School of Art and undertook a degree in fine art, something she had always wanted to do, but somehow never got round to - thus making an opportunity out of what could have been a disaster.
She now lives and works as a fine artist, painting and print-making, part-time in the rural Pembrokeshire city of St Davids (smallest city in Europe, population: 1700) and part-time in the more urban English city of Bristol.
2013-4, RWA drawing school, 'experimental drawing' with Esme Clutterbuck.
2014-7, Bristol School of Art, B.A. in fine art, first class honours.
2015,chequered histories', Edwardian cloakroom gallery, Bristol.
2016 'Movement', Centre Space gallery
2016, RWA Open exhibition, Bristol.
2017, 'Emergence': joint exhibition with Sally Coulden,Centre Space gallery, Bristol.
Publications and media:
Speedy, J (2015) "Staring at the Park', Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.
Ellie Pitt, (2015) Interviews and Review of 'Chequered histories' exhibition, Bristol, Made in Bristol TV.
Speedy, J (2017) Painting is/as a thin place, Bristol: Blurb publications.
Bishopston Voice (December 2017) Review of 'emergence' exhibition. Bristol