I've been living and working in the Cotswolds for over 25 years but my main inspiration is always the sea.
The shoreline is where I feel most alive and creative and the west coast has always been a touchstone in my life and work. This is where it all starts.
My practice is experimental, thematic and constantly evolving, a direct response to materials, to moments in time and to my immediate environment. I use abstraction to pare back detail and narrative to an absolute essence, trying to convey feelings and experiences, often with ambiguous interpretations.
Isolation is my current theme, inspired by a trip to the Outer Hebrides in Spring 2019 where the old, individual crofters' cottages, isolated in that wild coastal landscape, caught my eye and moved me. I've been exploring the theme of isolation, whether intended or enforced, since then, using the small dwelling as a motif.
I hold Open Studios once or twice a year and welcome commissions, so please get in touch to discuss or to find out more!
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A few thoughts on my artist residency at Brisons Veor in September 2019:
Aug-Sept : Oxford Art Society Open Exhibition
28 July - 3 Sept: Chelsea Arts Club Charity Auction (ends 3 Sept)
8 March - 24 April: Rona Painting Gallery Oxford - For Women, By Women
19 March -22 May: Penwith Gallery Associates Spring Exhibition 2021
20 March - 5 April: Art From The Heart for Maggie's Oxford - Zuleika Gallery
27 March-18 April: Oxford Art Society Members' Exhibition 2021
4-6 December: Christmas Studio Sale, Cotswolds
3-31 October 2020: Oxford Art Society Open Exhibition
Aug 2020 Artist Residency at Brisons Veor, Cape Cornwall
July 2020: Member of Chelsea Arts Club
June-October 2020: Work on show at 1793 Gallery in Stow-on-the-Wold
January 2020: elected Member of Oxford Art Society
5-8 December 2019, Christmas Studio Show with ceramicist Robin Walden in my Cotswold painting studio
Sept 2019 Artist residency at Brisons Veor, Cape Cornwall. An exciting opportunity to spend a week immersed in the coastal landscape at the westernmost edge of England
October 2019 Oxford Art Society 2019 Open Exhibition
June 2019 Chelsea Art Society Open Exhibition, Chelsea Town Hall, London SW3
14-16 June 2019 Studio Show in my painting studio in the Cotswolds
May 2019 mixed group show at Lindy Allfrey Art in Stow-on-the-Wold
Feb-May 2019 Selected paintings at 1793 Gallery in Stow-on-the-Wold
13 December 2018, solo Studio Show "For One Night Only"
December 2018 - Sloop Winter Exhibition, St Ives
Selected paintings at 1793 Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold
October 2018, Chelsea Art Society Open Exhibition, London SW3
28 Sept-4 Nov 2018, Oxford Art Society 2018 Open Exhibition
June 2018 Artist in Residence, The Compton Gallery, Cheltenham
June 2018 Broadway Arts Festival, Little Buckland Gallery
18-20 May 2018 Open Studio (solo)
9-17 March 2018 Penwith Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall - Porthmeor Programme group exhibition
2017/2018 St Ives Winter Exhibition, Sloop Inn, St Ives
2017 Alexander Llewellyn Gallery, Not The Summer Exhibition, London
2017 St Ives Summer Exhibition, Sloop Inn St Ives
2017 Hardwick Gallery, University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham
2016 Alexander Llewellyn Gallery, Not The Summer Exhibition, London
May 2016 Open Studio Exhibition (Solo)
2015 Alexander Llewellyn Gallery, Not The Summer Exhibition, London
2015 Degree show - graduated in BA Hons Fine Art
2014 Society of Women Artists, Mall Galleries, London
2014 North Oxfordshire Open Exhibition – Banbury Museum
2013 Student showcase, Banbury & Bicester College
2013 Joint exhibition, "Journey", Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
2013 Alexander Llewellyn Gallery, Not The Summer Exhibition, London
2011 Artist and student exhibition at Lindy Allfrey Studios, Stow-on-the-Wold