I paint portraits and landscapes in oil or acrylic.
I am often inspired emotionally by a beautiful or dramatic landscape and long to capture that moment in paint. A painting can never completely represent such as the wind, a scent, or a sound, but I try to add something else; something personal; my feelings. I design bold compositions, exaggerate hues and celebrate the beauty of subtle colour juxtapositions. I enjoy the shape of an expressive brush mark or the luscious texture of the paint.
My paintings remind me of the live scene, but also have a life of their own.
My portraits, with their intense colours, clearly marked shapes and bold contrasts are representational, but slightly stylized
I am interested in people; their personalities and the way in which these affect their appearance, stance and movements. In the fascinating exercise of studying faces, I aim to capture the likeness, character and situation of my subject.
Animal portraits are also a fascinating study.
My work can be bought online and in the Gallery of Wychwood Art, The Town Hall, Market Place, Deddington, Oxon. OX15 0SE
For landscapes, animal portraits and human portraits please visit Wychwood Art
I am also happy to be represented by Studio Fridays. Please go to their website at www.studiofridays.com
July 2022. London Painters and Sculptors Group Exhibition at Collective Gallery, St Albans.
April 2022. Landscape accepted for Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours Exhibition at Mall Galleries.
November 2021. Landscape accepted for Winter Group Show at Linden Hall Gallery, Deal, Kent.
May 2021. Landscape accepted for Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours Exhibition at Mall Galleries.
2021. Two portraits to be displayed on hoardings at St Marylebone Church, Marylebone Road.
September 2020. Two landscapes accepted for Online exhibition of the Worshipful Company of Painter Stainers.
Summer 2020. Three landscapes used in Affordable Art Fair online advertisement.
Spring/Summer 2020. Animal portrait used in Affordable Art Fair online advertisement.
Spring 2020. Two landscapes accepted for Linden Hall, Gallery, Kent online exhibition.
February 2020. Exhibition with Helen Robinson at The Crypt Gallery, St Marylebone Church, Marylebone Road, London.
October 2019. London Painters and Sculptors Group Exhibition at Camden Image Gallery, NW1
Summer 2019. Landscapes accepted for Hertford Open and Ayot St Lawrence Open Exhibitions
March 2019. Royal Watercolour Society, Contemporary Watercolour Competition, Bankside Gallery, London, SE1 9JH
October 2018. London Painters and Sculptors Group Exhibition at Camden Image Gallery, NW1.
April 2018. Landscape accepted for Hertford Open Exhibition.
October 2017. London Painter and Sculptors Group Exhibition at The Strand Gallery, WC2.
Summer 2017. Landscape accepted for Artsdepot Exhibition in Finchley.
March 2017. Royal Watercolour Society, Contemporary Watercolour Competition, Bankside Gallery, London, SE1 9JH
September 2016. Group Exhibition at Espacio Gallery, Bethnal Green.
Spring 2016. Two landscapes accepted for Artsdepot Open exhibition in Finchley.
November 2015. North London Artists Network group exhibition at Strand Gallery, WC2.
April 2015. Joint exhibition with two other artists at Forty Hall, Enfield. 'Our Landscape Heritage'
November 2014. North London Artists Network group exhibition at Camden Image Gallery, NW1.
October 2014. Group exhibition at Espacio Gallery, Bethnal Green.
2014. Second prize for a portrait in Artsdepot Open exhibition, Finchley.
2013. Two portraits accepted for Artsdepot Open exhibition in Finchley.
2012. Portrait accepted for 'Outside the White Cube' exhibition at The Bermondsey Project.