Portraits in Watercolour
Taking art at school led to a career as a draughtswoman. Many years later after raising a family I was able to return to art, where I took up watercolours for the first time. Almost entirely self taught, I enjoy participating in workshops especially in other media. I find this enriches my creative journey with added benefits to my teaching and although watercolour is my first love, exploring has led me onto the use of oils and acrylics.
Having a passion for painting portraits and wildlife in watercolour, combined with a love for Africa, my work has evolved into an expressively, loose, yet detailed style, conveying feeling in each brushstroke, in the hope of capturing both design and emotion in my subject.
From the first workshop I gave in Dubai, I gained a love for teaching. To be able to share and help others to learn and enjoy this media has led to teaching internationally in the USA, and Europe along with UK workshops and art society demo’s.
Awarded Associate Membership of the SWA in 2014, following work regularly being selected and sold at exhibition, as a non member in the prestigious Mall Galleries in London, I was awarded the “Derwent Art Materials Award” in 2015. And most recently awarded the new “Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour Award” at the selected SEAW Exhibition 2017.
My work has been featured in a book on watercolour technique, included in the International Watercolour Society catalogue, and used as a book cover. Regularly entering and being selected for exhibitions in the UK, I have achieved best in show, runner up and have had solo exhibitions in the UK and USA. Regular exhibiting includes, London’s Mall Galleries and Mayfair along with local art society’s. My work is in private collections across the UK, USA, Europe and the UAE.
Associate member of the Society of Women Artists
Society of East Anglian Watercolourists
Essex Art Club
Awards & Achievements
Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour Award at the selected SEAW Exhibition 2017
Solo Exhibition. USA 2017
Derwent Art Materials Award 2015- SWA 154th Exhibition 2015
Featured artist on Artist and Illustrators portfolio
Runner up to Best in show-RAA Exhibition 2014 & 2015
Featured Artist on 2013
Runner up to Best in show-RAA Exhibition 2013
Best in show -RAA Exhibition 2012
Shortlisted for Bert Hamilton Trophy for Visual Artists - RAA Exhibition
Runner up - Ken Bromley cover competition 2009
Workshops & Classes
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