Have your heart lifted by seeing something you love

Notice the world around you with fresh eyes…

My paintings offer a new way to look at your surroundings… hybrid landscapes which feel dynamic and intriguing

I work on a series of paintings at the same time and begin with no end point in mind which allows each painting to develop its own unique history. Working on wooden panels gives a resistance for drawn marks bringing the freedom of my sketchbook work. As layers build, this tougher base allows me to sand and scrape back revealing previous colours and this keeps a sense of surprise and spontaneity in the finished painting.

At the start I paint intuitively, adjusting the composition and choosing bold and contrasting colour. At some point there will be a moment where the painting starts to make suggestions and I have to ‘catch’ the clues it’s giving me.

It is essential to balance the early freedom with a sensitive and analytical approach to guide the painting to a resolution.

Towards the end the pace slows; changes become more considered and the colours become more refined, but I’m mindful to keep taking daring risks right until the end so the painting keeps that feeling of energy.

After my BA(hons) in Graphic Design I worked for a number of London design studios but the world of design was becoming increasingly digital and I missed the tactile satisfaction of creating a real object you could hold and touch.

Over the last ten years I have developed my studio practice, bringing new techniques from time spent printmaking and I continue to push my learning and expertise. This is no quick fix – it’s a lifetime’s work to explore and build a personal creative voice and I’m thrilled when this also excites others.

Each summer I take part in Artists at Home open studios and my paintings are owned by people across the world. My work has been selected by The Mall Galleries, The Royal Society of Painter Printmakers and shortlisted by The Royal Academy. I also exhibit in group shows and usually take part in two art fairs a year where you can come and meet me, see the paintings up close and ask all you want!

“Art is not what you see,

but what you make others see.”

Exhibitions

Windsor Contemporary Art Fair

9-11 November 2018

Experience of Landscape

joint show with Nadia Day

26 November – 9 December 2018
1 of 1 Design, Teddington

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2018
Society of Women Artists, Mall Galleries, September
Sea Fever with The Auction Collective, September
Artists at Home, open studios, London, June
Fresh Contemporary Art Fair with The Wey Gallery, April
The Other Art Fair with Saatchi Art, March
Surrey Contemporary Art Fair, February

2017  
Windsor Contemporary Art Fair, November
‘Place’ group show at Beside the Wave Gallery
Secret Art Prize at Curious Duke Gallery, longlisted
Artists at Home open studios, June
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition: two works shortlisted
Nadia Waterfield Fine Art, Hampshire: group show, May & October
Talented Art Fair at the Old Truman Brewery, March
Laveli: changing display of work, January – March

2016 
Selected for The Discerning Eye at The Mall Galleries, November
Windsor Contemporary Art Fair, November
Autumn Collection at Obsidian Gallery, Berkshire, October
Artists at Home, open studios in Chiswick, June
Reading Contemporary Art Fair, April
Laveli: changing display of work, January – March

2015
The Art of 7 group show, Brook Green, London
Landmark Art Fair, October
Artists at Home, open studios in Chiswick, June
Spring Studio Show of 3
Hogarth group show

2014   National Original Print Show at Bankside Gallery, selected by The Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers
2014   Artists at Home
2012   inPrint at Morley Gallery
2010   Artists at Home
2010   Battle Contemporary Fine Art Fair
2010   Chase Postcards Auction, London
2010   Bedford Park Summer Exhibition
2010   selected group show at Fairfield Arts Centre
2009   Artists at Home

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