The Darryl Nantais Gallery

Artist's Biography

Miranda Legard

In 1994 and at the age of 28, Miranda Legard, a talented artist living in Yorkshire with her husband and expecting her first baby developed a horrendous headache – with no warning she suffered a major brain haemorrhage.

Her miraculous survival and that of her unborn baby were only the beginning of a long recovery – learning to walk, speak and write took many months but it was to her painting that she returned to with such tenacity. Drawing that had been so finely executed before, began again as a childish scribble. It is to her determination and vigour against such extreme odds that she has regained her skill.

Miranda received a Bachelor of Arts at Humberside University and then worked at the Post Graduate School of Art in Boston, Mass. in America.

She has worked on various portrait commissions including the Wellcome Foundation and has exhibited both in America and England, including the Malcolm Innes Gallery in Edinburgh, the Mall Galleries and here at the Darryl Nantais Gallery.