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I paint because I love it, and I love that I get to be out and about taking in amazing views and translating them into something I enjoy painting and others enjoy looking at!
I still work part time in the NHS, but spend virtually all of my spare time painting/ thinking about painting/ demonstrating painting or teaching painting . I find that this is the perfect balance for me- keeping the scientific and artistic parts of my brain enthusiastic, active and engaged, generating new skills and ideas to progress and improve in each of my roles.
I live in the Cotswolds, and paint mainly local landscapes, inspired when out and about walking in fields, villages and towns. I also paint scenes related to my favourite places in the UK-in particular NW Scotland ( where I have spent every summer for the past 25 years), also Wales, Devon and Cornwall.
I like to sketch and paint en plein air, often finishing works or creating larger works based on sketches when back in the Studio. I favour oils for landscapes of land or sea in which the light and in particular the clouds demand an impressionistic approach, to allow the piece to reflect more than simply a snapshot of what is in front of me, and give the viewer a role in interpretation.
My work is available online with British Contemporary Art ( www.britishcontemporary.art) and at the Affordable Art Gallery, Burford Garden Co., and Spencer House Gallery, Tetbury. I also exhibit in local Galleries and sell work on my Facebook and Instagram.
Please contact me if you are interested in any of my work, or want to chat about anything art related!!
EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS
2023 How Light Falls, Group exhibition, Old Kennels Gallery, Cirencester
2023 and 2022 Broadway Arts Festival competition Finalist
2023- Lansdown Gallery Stroud Summer Exhibition
2023 Terra firma Exhibition , Spring Gallery Cheltenham, Chris HU James and Kerry Phippen
2022 WINNER BRITISH ART PRIZE, Peoples Choice
2021 WINNER BRITISH CONTEMPORARY ART AWARD
2020 Third Group Exhibition at the Gardens Gallery, Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham. Abigail Waddell, Rachael Thorogood, and Jaynie Tricker.
2016-ongoing Affordable Art Gallery, Burford Garden Co.
2017-2019 Chedworth Roman Villa 2017-18 and Artist in residence 2019
2018 Selected for The Times and Sunday Times Literature Festival Art Exhibition
2018 Regency Gallery Cheltenham Summer Exhibition 2018
2017 Gloucester ‘’Art in the City’’ Winner of the plein air competition