I was awarded the 'People's Art Prize' by the general public at the 'New Horizons' Exhibition at the Qube Gallery!
I have now won a SOLO SHOW at the Gallery in February 2018.
Thank you to all who have supported me... exciting times!
I have had these two shortlisted.......
If you would like to learn some techniques in portraiture with pencil than just email for info or to book on this day workshop.
At the time of writing, 4 places left!
22.07.2017 - 29.07.2017
I have just returned from tutoring a painting week in glorious Tuscany, Italy.
There is nothing like drawing and painting outside on location. I demonstrated numerous drawing and painting techniques with an emphasis on colour, line and atmosphere. The Watermill and its surroundings formed a beautiful backdrop to experiment with colour and drawing.
I am passionate about working outside, tutoring numerous day and residential plein air holidays. I try to lead by example, creating a relaxed and encouraging environment. I adore using colour
while interpreting the light, weather and a love for the materials. I work directly in the field (literally on many occasions!) from sketches created outside as well as notes and photographs taken on
Sketching is at the heart of my work: This is important in the development of a piece and on many occasions, forming an integral part of the painting itself. I work a lot on coloured grounds, incorporating aspects of mark-making and directional brushstrokes within the work. I continue to draw inspiration from the landscape, although subject matter can be broad and at times very different.