THE family of an artist who has built up a vast body of work during her 60 year career are to host an exhibition to honour her achievements.

Joy Corbishley, who is now in her 80s, worked across a wide range of artistic media, including oils, tapestry, lithography and sculpture, which never followed a strict theme.

The exhibition of her life’s work will be held at the family business, The Structure and Function Clinic, in Duke Street, Darlington, which has been transformed into an art gallery by Mrs Corbishley’s husband, Peter, daughter Amanda and son Timothy.

Mrs Corbishley trained in art at a number of high-profile schools, including St Alban’s School of Art and the Watford School of Printing, which allowed her to tackle a wide range of subjects and use a wide range of materials.

She also hosted a number of exhibitions in London during her career and still paints and sculpts today.

Amanda Corbishley said: “This exhibition is a tribute to my mother from my father, my brother and myself to honour the last 60 years of her work. Her work does not stick to one theme or one material and that’s what we’ve tried to bring out in the exhibition.

“It’s so varied – one piece takes up an entire wall, while some of the others are tiny.”

A public showing of the collection will be held on Saturday, February 16, between 2.30pm and 7.30pm, which will raise funds for St Teresa’s Hospice through a collection.