Joyce Pallot was the wife of Henry Collins with whom she worked regularly, particularly as muralists. She was born in Brightlingsea and taught at Southend Schools of Art. Following World War II, Pallot taught at the Colchester School of Art. She was a member of the Society of Industrial Artists and a prominent member of the Colchester Art Society. Her paintings are included in the Colchester Country High School’s collection as well as Colchester Art Society’s permanent collection.