I am an oil painter living with my husband and three children in South West Devon and have been a full time Artist since the birth of my second child in 2007.
In the past I have concentrated predominantly on portraiture and figurative work, often with a narrative and a focus on female empowerment, although more recently my work has been with landscapes.
For the last few years I have had the privilege of attending a weekly class with Louise Courtnell who teaches traditional painting techniques with an emphasis on understanding tone. Training with Louise has really helped me to refine my own practice.
My current body of work is focused on Dartmoor, with regular trips into the landscape to paint. I'm loving the authenticity that completing paintings onsite is bringing my work, where capturing the location's changing light and weather provide me with a dynamic challenge.
September 2016: TDOS group exhibition, Totnes
August 2016: Kingsands group exhibition, Cornwall
May 2016: Totnes and Dartington Open Studios
June 2015: The Society of Women Artist annual exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
November 2015: Devon Artist Network group exhibition, The Flavel Dartmouth
September 2015: South West Academy Open Exhibition, Exeter
September 2015: TDOS Group Exhibition, Totnes
May 2015: Totnes and Dartington Open Studios
June 2014: The Society of Women Artists annual exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
April 2014: ‘Lived in’ Birdwood House, Totnes
2011: ‘Debut’ Birdwood House, Totnes