I have been painting professionally for twenty three years based from my studio in St Helens on the Isle of Wight, with a particular interest in seascape, landscape and architectural painting. Throughout these years I have become a member of ‘The Society of Women Artists’ and ‘The Hilliard Society of Miniaturists’.
Much of my inspiration comes from our amazing Island Countryside with its huge diversity and great natural light providing me with constant inspiration. I particularly love the use of colour and the effect of light and seek out new and innovative ways of interpreting my subject. I enjoy all mediums particularly acrylic, watercolour and pastel and explore new ways in which they can be used.
My work has been exhibited in galleries both on and off the Isle of Wight including Seaview Arts, Bembridge Gallery and Kendalls Gallery Isle of Wight; UK Fine Art, Ledbury; Alexander Gallery Bristol and galleries in Datchet and Petersfield. I exhibit annually with ‘The Art for Youth ‘Exhibition held at The Royal College of Arts and with ‘The Society of Women Artists’ exhibition held at The Mall Galleries plus many private exhibitions.
I am very happy to undertake commissions.
Since 1994 I have taught both privately and for the Adult Education service at the Isle of Wight College, running courses, outdoor summer classes and workshops. In 2008 I started teaching on residential painting holidays and continue to do so through Cheddar Painting Holidays.
I have been a contributor to the Leisure Painter Magazine for a number of years now and I am a professional member of the SAA. Other publications have included Country Homes and Interiors, Pastel Artist International Magazine, as greeting cards with Medici Galleries and Noel Tatt and as prints and greeting cards through Art Marketing.