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Early Spring in the Vienne, France.  
oil on board 60 x 50  £1200   
Available from 11 June at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Summer Exhibition 2024  Royal Birmingham Society of Artists | Charity & Art Gallery (rbsa.org.uk) 

 

Inspiration:​

My work is driven by a love of nature – of the seasons, the weather, the patterns in the landscape and particularly by atmosphere and light. I live and work in Warwickshire but take frequent trips to Cornwall and France – I am inspired by the landscapes I find there. 

 

Approach:

Working in oils enables me to construct my paintings gradually – I am often working on several paintings at the same time, so that they can be left, considered and returned to. I start with an idea, but the process sometimes leads me elsewhere. I work less and less from the subject, more frequently from photos, memories, drawings – I find that working this way gives me the freedom to interpret the subject from a distance, not just compositionally but in terms of atmosphere and feeling. My work appears representational but it is always a mix of the literal and the imagination.  When working in mixed media I take a similar approach, working my paintings up gradually, working in considered layers, editing the subject as I go.

Elected a Member of the Royal Society of Birmingham Artists (RBSA) in 2015, I have exhibited at many galleries including The Royal Society of British Artists(A & K Wilson Gallery Award 2011), The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Open and Prize Exhibitions and the ROI.  A Finalist in the Broadway Arts Competition 2022 and 2023 my paintings are currently with the following galleries:

 Hope Gallery Hebden Bridge

 Artifex Gallery, Sutton Coldfield

 Hayden Gallery, Marlow, Buckinghamshire

News:

I am delighted that I will be exhibiting with the Society of Women Artists Annual Open Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London in June 2024, many thanks to the selectors at the SWA.

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