I am primarily a watercolour artist with a passion for painting outside ‘plein air’ where the weather, atmosphere and happenings of the day all contribute towards the completed work. I particularly enjoy painting open landscapes. Trees, plants, flowers, buildings and water within the landscape are subjects that I return to repeatedly.
I also like to paint inside in a more leisurely way and enjoy painting flowers and found objects in representative and more abstract approaches.
In a search to explore and find different ways to make less directly representative paintings, I have recently begun working in a new way for me – making a series of quick sketches when outside in the landscape, collaging them together back at home to produce one image which sometimes leads to another painting to convey the feeling of the place rather than a more literal interpretation.
I have exhibited work at the National Trust’s Anglessey Abbey, at The Hayard Gallery in Ely and Ely Court House with Ely Art Society, and with the Society of East Anglian Watercolourists at the open exhibitions at The Edmund Gallery in Bury St Edmunds, Snape Maltings, The Babylon Gallery in Ely, Snape Maltings, Burwash Manor and at the Handa Gallery, Wells-next.the-Sea . I have also exhibited at the SEAW selected exhibitions at the Wymondham Arts Centre and The Babylon Gallery, I have entered and taken art in the annual Babylon Selected Summer Exhibition in Ely and at the selected Art In The Open Exhibition at Greenacres Gallery in Wexford, Ireland.
I was the proud winner of ‘The Museum of the Broads’ Watercolour Challenge in both 2012 and 2013.
In 2020, I entered the postcard ‘Running With Brushes’ challenge to fund raise for the charity ‘Care for Casualties’. One of my little paintings was chosen by judge Soroya French, President of SWA (Society of Women Artists) as one of her top three.
SEAW Open Exhibition at The Babylon Gallery Ely September 2021
How wonderful it is to be able to actually exhibit in a gallery once again! I was lucky to have had one of my paintings ‘The beauty of trees’ chosen as the art work to feature on all of the printed and online publicity…
Babylon Open Exhibition August 2021
Babylon Open exhibition is open to entries from artists throughout east Anglia. Entries can be in any medium – eg watercolour, acrylics, oils, mixed media, fabric, three dimensional sculptures and even video. This year they had so many entries that extra time was taken to…
Wells Crab House
Just before the first lockdown, in February 2020, my painting friend Linda and I were staying in Wells, Norfolk for a few days. We were stewarding at the SEAW Awash exhibition at Wells Maltings and also wanted to take the opportunity to walk and sketch…