About Me

A summer course at Slade School of Fine Art (London) 2011 wetted my appetite for formal training. Sales of artwork funded two years at Leith School of Art (Edinburgh). Completing my final year in June 2016 I was awarded the School's prize for Figurative Painting.

My working life has centred around people - midwifery and teaching in the early days later counselling and therapy. People continue to be the focus in my current work including portraiture, life work and un-posed studies. The human form, individual personalities and complex interrelationships are endlessly intriguing to me. 

My preference is to paint largely from direct observation however I will use sketches, memory, imagination and photographs as additional resources. I am developing an approach to oil paint application and use of colour to create an exciting and expressive visual experience as well as record what I see. My aim in portraiture is to produce a work that stands in its own right as a painting even if the sitter is not known to the viewer. 

Exhibitions etc:-

Rheged's Through the Locking Glass Exhibition 2021

Longlisted for Jackson's Painting Prize 2021

Society of Women Artists Online Exhibition 2020

Painter-Stainers online art sale 2020

Painting selected for inclusion in two book publications during 2020:- 

1.'Through the Locking Glass' Lakeland Publications 2. 'NHS Heroes' Bloomsbury Publications

.Online Healthcare Heroes Exhibition 2020

Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize Exhibition (London) 2019

Gallery & Open Studio Exhibitions annually 2016-2019

Lakes Artists Society Annual Summer Exhibitions 2017-2019

Rheged's Cumbria Artist of the Year Exhibitions 2015 & 2016

Awarded Leith School of Art's Figurative Painting Prize 2016

Leith School of Art Exhibition (Edinburgh) 2014 & 2016

C-Art Open Studio event annually 2011-2015

Upfront Gallery Open Exhibition 2010

Contact me via email to arrange a visit to my home gallery/studio throughout the year.