SHIRLEY Teed: Mother Love, Part 2, a retrospective memorial exhibition of oil paintings, will run at the School House Gallery, Peasholme Green, York, from September 1's 3pm to 6pm launch to October 6.

Curated by the late Shirley's son, Robert Teed, and gallery co-owner Paula Jackson, the show focuses on works from the 1980s, although her artistic career spanned seven decades, during which she exhibited widely across Britain.

For more than 20 years, Shirley lived in Goole, East Yorkshire, where her husband, Peter Teed, was headmaster of Goole Grammar School between 1964 and 1985. While bringing up four children, she took part in more than 20 solo exhibitions in York, Leeds, Scunthorpe and Goole and, further afield, in Lincoln, Colchester, Bristol, Taunton, Bridgewater, Plymouth and Exeter.

As her children grew up, during the 1980s her attention was captured by the problems and interests of late adolescence and student life, together with the relationship between generations. "Her paintings of this period reveal a warm sympathy for and understanding of young people," says Robert.

"Mother Love spans a lifetime in paint, presenting personal documentation and social observation in works that continually examine the significance of people and place," says Robert. "The exhibition asks: how do you navigate the emotive spaces between artist, wife and mother?

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A detail from Shirley Teed's monumental five-panel painting Riverside, painted in 1984

"As the distinguished art historian Roger Keyes observes: ''Shirley Teed spent her life as a painter exploring and revealing to herself things that had meaning for her but that she couldn't otherwise put into words. This is an unusual chance within a retrospective to see the evolution of a person's artistic vision and their sensibility'."

Robert notes that a strong feeling for line is extended throughout all his late mother's works over the decades, with her landscape paintings absorbing the impact of light on buildings ancient and modern while exhibiting a joyous and precise appreciation of space and form.

Standing out among the artwork on show from September 1 will be the monumental five-panel painting Riverside, which depicts figures set against the industrial dockland landscape of Goole in the early 1980s. Until recently, it was on display at the Courtyard community centre in Goole, but now it can be seen in York for the first time.

Shirley had moved away from Yorkshire after her husband's retirement in 1985, first to Bristol, her birthplace, to care for her elderly mother, then to Cornwall, where she lived until her death this year.. She had enjoyed a close relationship with Cornwall since childhood, and from the mid-1960s, the Cornish rock-face dominated her work in oil, a preoccupation she combined with a return to a concern with the human form from the mid-1970s onwards in a series of large-scale works entitled Rockface With Figures.

Her fascination with the dramatic landscape of north Cornwall would endure into the later stages of her career, when she completed a series of driftwood studies set against ever-dominating rocky seascapes.

Gallery opening hours are 11am to 4.30pm, Tuesday to Saturday.