June 2014 The Artist purchase prize award selected by Ken Howard RA
June 2014 The Artist exhibition award at Patchings art centre/The Artist exhibition
June 2014 The Pro Arte award at Patchings art centre/The Artist exhibition
My work is a celebration of sea, wind, sky, light and life revealed in rich and vibrant oil paint using my personal visual language of fresh and direct brushmarks. Painting en plein air is central to my practice, and I travel to seek new experiences and fresh inspiration to feed back into my studio work. I strive for simplicity and economy and to make every mark count.
Prizes Paint Out Norwich First Prize 2014 Buxton Spa prize First Prize 2014 The Artist Purchase Award 2014 The Artist exhibition award 2014 Pro Arte Award 2014 Rosemary brushes prize ABWTB 2014 Making a mark plein air blog award 2013 Royal Talens Award 2013 ROI portrait evening First Prize 2012 SAA Artist of the Year award 2012 Pro Arte Award 2012 ROI Young Artist Award 2007 ROI Young Artist Award 2005 ROI Young Artist Award 1998 ROI Young Artist Award 1997
Exhibitions Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA) 2014, 2013 Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI) 2014, 2013, 2012, 2009, 2006, 2005, 2003,1998,1997 Society of Women Artists (SWA) 2014, 2013 The Artist exhibition 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 New English Art Club (NEAC) 2015
Publications Forthcoming book ‘Vibrant Oils’ Search Press to be published 2016 The Artist magazine features 2012 onwards Artists & Illustrators magazine features 1997 – 1999 Encyclopaedia of Watercolour Techniques 1999
“I’m always amazed, though I shouldn’t be, at what you can do with so few colours and gestures.” “You have an absolutely amazing command in everything you do. Your acute understanding and observational skills are outstanding along with wonderful tonal qualities and the knowledge of colour orchestration. I believe you are destined to be one of the best painters of your generation working in the UK.” “Stopped me in my tracks. So real I had to tell myself that I’d never been there but I know that place so well. Love it.” “What I love about your light is that you feel it emotionally as well as seeing it with your eyes. Wonderful stuff.” “I look at the way you portray the wonderful effects of light with sometimes subtle strokes, and also with bold strokes of the brush.” “I like your style and the fact that despite being an established artist, you are friendly and approachable.” “It seems so thinly painted with such an accurate touch... it sometimes looks like a watercolour and yet it’s got the full richness of oils.” “You just say it all with so little.”