Oil painting, charcoal drawing
I am thrilled to have taken part in Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2019 and my painting was chosen by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson.
Painting directly from life, my work pays homage to the beauty of nature. I am preoccupied with the human form and the wonders of nature, exploring both their presence and absence in space. Unceasingly concerned with colours and their relationships, I explore what happens when two colours meet, how they dance side by side and what occurs at the borderline. Understanding colour is fundamental to my creative process, each hue sings and resonates creating a rhythm within the composition. Drawing inspiration from the shallow planes of modernism, I build form through geometric shapes, clear facets and defined edges. This ravenous enquiry results in paintings that are exuberant and deeply expressive.
I trained at the Heatherley School of Fine Art and the Royal Drawing School. I exhibit widely including with the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, The New English Art Club, The Society of Women Artists, Chelsea Arts Society, National Open Art, the Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize and Jackson’s Open Painting Prize. I have been awarded the New English Art Club Scholarship 2019-2020.
The studio is on the ground floor.
22 Wendell Road is nextdoor to Leiths Cookery School