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Loveday Kingsford studied painting, drawing, sculpture and design at the Elam School of Fine Art in the late 1950's. She travelled and lived overseas in the 1960's absorbing cultural influences from Australia, Greece, Europe, England and the U.S.A. Kingsford studied drawing in Athens, London and Sydney and sold work from the Redfern Gallery in London to a public collection in Leicestershire.
She tutored in life drawing and landscape painting at the Auckland Society of Arts from 1979 to 1986 and initiated a Certificate Course for A.S.A. pupils. This course was the pilotcourse for later degree and diploma courses at the A.S.A. In 1986,Kingsford moved to Nelson where she produced a considerable body ofwork and was able to paint full time for seven years. During this time works were sold to collectors in the South Island, Wellington, and Auckland andin other places in the North Island.
Returning to Auckland in 1993, she tutored at the Mairangi ArtCentre, Art Station in Ponsonby and at community classes in Birkenhead and Parnell while preparing for exhibitions inChristchurch and Auckland. These included solo exhibitions at the Dobson and Bashford Art Gallery and at the Portfolio Gallery Auckland. Kingsford has recently sold work privately to interested collectors while working at integrating abstract elements with figurative references. She is particularly interested in drawing, printmaking and figurative painting.