Rhoda Partridge was born in 1920, she married in 1939 and had five children before she was 30, living with her husband on their Cardiganshire farm until 1978.
In the early 1960s, she took up flying gliders, setting up a pottery at home to pay for her passion. Twenty seven years later, she fell out of love with gliding, closed her pottery and, at the age of 70, got a place at Hereford College of Arts to learn to work in two dimensions.
Since then, she has set up her own print studio in Presteigne. In 2002, she put on an acclaimed exhibition at The Sidney Nolan Trust, Presteigne, titled The Female Line.
In 2009 she joined a class taught by Moya Davern to learn Botanical Painting, watercolour techniques and additives. She exhibited her new series of pictures, "Natural Images", at The Workhouse Gallery as part of h.Art week and shared the exhibition with Sara Bamford.
In 2011 Rhoda saw a man drawing on an iPad. What was he doing she asked (She had never seen an iPad before) He explained and she became more and more excited. "I'm going to get some coffee. You play with it" he said. Clumsy and feeling her way she realised that this was a technique she could make her own and the next day she bought an iPad. She was offered a show after the first picture and found the technique facinating.