‘To make someone else happy with your art is wonderful’

Ruby Hickmott

Barrie Farnsworth meets the Derbyshire woman who switched from nursing to painting in her mid-forties… and is so glad she did.

HOW many people get to their forties and wonder about making a big change to their lives? The answer is probably most of us – but very, very few of us actually follow our dreams and make that radical change. Among the few is 63-year-old Ruby Hickmott, who had reached her midforties as a happily married mum-of-two in Parwich, with a long and rewarding career as a nurse behind her…