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.
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.