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It’s Never Too Late to Start

Beryl Crofts proudly maintains she is proof of the theory that people can take up painting in their senior years and still succeed. She believes it is never too late too start, and the quality of her work reinforces this claim.

Beryl’s secondary education in a New South Wales country town was abruptly cut short in the middle of World War II when her father was transferred to Sydney. The family faced a

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