I have been exhibiting my paintings for more than 30 years and still enjoy challenging and developing my creativity.
My oil paintings are worked using a knife over an acrylic underpainting in a free and expressive style. For my landscapes I use small pastel sketches done in the field, as my reference in the studio.The oils are painted on MDF board and framed with a contemporary stone white colour frame.
The collages are worked in acrylic on canvas with layers of paint and paper collage, which is applyed using PVA glue. I frame these with a contemporary white frame.
Landscape and still life are familiar subjects, but after visiting Japan my collages in particular are more abstract in style, and my memories are often my inspiration. The papers I use range from handmade Japanese papers to old postcards and magazines. Sometimes the text I find becomes further inspiration for the painting.
I have a studio in my garden at home in Dovercourt Essex which I open as part of Colchester Open Studios every September.
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition- 2009
Royal Institute of Water Colour Artists - 2009
East West Artist and Culture Club, Kiku Gallery, Osaka, Japan 2008,- Lennox Gallery, London 2009
East West Art Award Finalist Exhibition ROA Gallery, Pall Mall, London 2010, 2011, 2012 (Best in category 2D 2012)
The Pastel Society- 1993, 1994, 1997, 1999
Society of Women Artists - 1991, 1992, 1993
Laing Landscape Exhibition Regional and London Exhibitions - 1998, 1999
Royal Institute of Oil Painters - 1999
North Peckham Civic Centre - 1978
South London Art Gallery - 1979 (Three Person)
The Haste Gallery, Ipswich - 1996, 2000, 2001
Old Fire Engine House, Ely - 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2012
Snape Maltings, Suffolk - 1998, 1999, 2000
Digby Gallery, Colchester - 2004
Shakespeare House Gallery, Dedham - 2005 (Two Person)
The Rochester Gallery, Devon - 2005
Craole Gallery Niigata Japan - 2011
Everyman Gallery, Chorlton, Manchester - 2012
Gallery Sakura Nagoaka, Japan 2013
Artist in Residence Burton Agnes Hall, Yorkshire - May 2004, June 2005
Colchester Open Studios - September 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012
Galleries Regularly Showing Work
Lime Tree Gallery, Long Melford, and Bristol
Old Fire Engine House, Ely
Art5 Gallery, Brighton
Buckenham Galleries, Southwold
Shakespeare House Gallery, Dedham
Mandells Gallery, Norwich
East West Artist and Culture Club
Norwich Union (Aviva) Headquarters