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About Me

I am a representational painter. I work in oils and/or mixtures of ink and wash and my aim is to create an exciting, expressive visual experience as well as recording what I see. My working life has centred around people and, perhaps unsurprisingly, people continue to be a major focus in my artistic work today. The human form, individual personalities and complex interrelationships and how to express these aspects in paint is endlessly intriguing to me. Whilst my preference is to paint largely from direct observation, restrictions imposed by the pandemic has resulted in my making better use of photographs in recent years. 

Art CV:-

Elected as member of Lake Artists Society Sept 2023

Painting selected for The New Light Prize Touring Exhibition. Showing at 5 major UK venues Sept '23 - Dec '24 

Solo Exhibition 'The Human Connection' Ruskin Museum Coniston (Cumbria) 9th Sept - 19th Nov 2023

Paintings selected for Lake Artist Society Annual Exhibitions (Cumbria) 2017-2023

Open Studio/Gallery Exhibitions annually (Cumbria) 2011-2023

Group Exhibition 'Liminal' St Margaret's House (Edinburgh) 2021

Painting Longlisted for Jackson's Painting Prize 2021

Painter-Stainer's 'Masterpiece 100' online exhibition 2021

Paintings selected for Rheged's Through the Locking Glass Exhibition (Cumbria) 2021

Painting selected for Society of Women Artists Online Exhibition 2020

Paintings selected for Painter-Stainer's online exhibition 2020

Portrait selected for 2 book publications (Lakeland & Bloomsbury) 2020

Online Healthcare Heroes (Portraits) Exhibition 2020

Painting selected for Lynn Painter-Stainer's Prize Exhibition (London) 2019

Occasional art demonstrations & art workshops 2016 onwards

Artwork selected for sale in local galleries 2016 onwards

Leith School of Art's Figurative Painting Prize 2016

Leith School of Art (Edinburgh) 2015-2016

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

Commissioned Portraits undertaken 2015 onwards

First Wedding Sketching Commission 2014

Leith School of Art (Edinburgh) 2013-2014

Summer Course at Slade School of Fine Art 2011

Work selected for Upfront Gallery Open Prize Exhibition (Cumbria) 2010

Earlier Careers: Nurse; Midwife; Health Visitor; College Lecturer/Student Counsellor; Independent Counsellor-Therapist/Supervisor

Contact me via email to arrange a visit to my home gallery/studio in Cumbria. See finished work and works-in-progress, drawings and prints.

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