Born in Liverpool in 1929, Madeline was educated at Wallasey School of Art and the Royal College of Art London. Her career ranged from display design for Simpson’s Picadilly, London, to a distinguished record in teaching and as an artist in her own right.  Marriage in 1953 to artist John Addyman brought her first to Port Talbot and, in 1955, to Colchester, where she began designing toys for Liberties London.



Madeline excelled as a teacher and maintained an abiding interest in children’s early development and schooling.  In 1970, she embarked on a career in General Education.  Working with Primary Education, she was first a Deputy Head and then, from 1983 to 1990, a Primary Head Teacher and consultant Head for the National Pilot Scheme Teacher Assessment.  Madeline also taught display design at Nottingham College of Art.

Her career as an artist included solo exhibitions at Gainsborough’s House, Suffolk, in 1976 and, in 1980, at the Albany Gallery, London, where she was interviewed for a BBC Arts programme by Freda Constable. Madeline’s art career also included a large (40’ x 25’) ceramic mural for B.I.P. Whiston, Lancashire.

From 1994 to 1998, Madeline took part in a Residency at the British Embassy in Luxembourg and produced large architectural drawings for etchings.  A print edition was commissioned by the Museum Communal, Luxembourg, which was also purchased for the British Council Art Collection.

In 2000, as part of ‘ Beyond Borders,’ she received an invitation to show at the Elzwnveldt, Antwerp, as one of four artists from the U.S., Belgium, England and Wales.

Her work is found in many private collections within Europe and the UK.