Contemporary art inspired by nature
I am an artist based in the beautiful Chiltern hills in South Oxfordshire UK.
I am enchanted by nature - from the microscopic to the magnificent and everything in-between.!
My art reflects this passion and explores ways to portray the exquisite detail of colours forms and elements of landscapes that are unique to particular places.
My paintings are often semi-abstracted in which animal and plant forms can often be found. Sometimes I stray into complete abstraction when trying to capture a particular feeling about a place.
I use mainly acrylics on canvas, wooden board and paper. My works are usually multi-layered and my process involves covering and uncovering lower layers to reveal glimpses of colours, forms and textures. I use charcoal, graphite, inks and collage and occasionally oil paints and oil pastels.
I am a keen walker, mountain biker and rock climber. These activities have taken me to wild and magical places all over the UK and abroad. I try to capture in my art the sense of freedom and joy I feel in these surroundings.
I have always been a naturalist who loved to draw and paint. I originally trained as a veterinary scientist to PhD level and am now able to combine both passions. My artistic study has included working with Caroline Hulse FRA, Ashley Hanson, Lewis Noble and Alice Sheridan. I completed the Creative Visionary Programme with Nicholas Wilton in 2019.
Memberships ,competitions and exhibitions
Connected Artist Club
Henley Art and Craft Guild
Freedom in Painting group
Selected for the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours exhibitions at the Mall Galleries, London, April 2022
Selected for the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours exhibitions at the Mall Galleries, London, May 2021
Selected for the Society of Wildlife Artists Natural Eye 2020 exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London
Longlisted for the Visionary Art Open 2020
Longlisted for National Open Art Competition 2017
Enchantment Found December 2021. Group exhibition Henley-on-Thames
Freedom in Painting Group exhibition October 2021. Henley-on-Thames
Henley Art and Craft Group Exhibition (Juried) September 2021
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