The South Hams, Devon, has been my home for many years. After a teaching career I returned to painting with renewed vision and energy exploring a vibrant approach to my art. The local landscape and coastal areas are incredibly beautiful filling me with awe and inspiration to paint. Visits to my daughter and young family in New Zealand have also provided amazing experiences where the wild coastlines are a wonderful stimulus. Flowers and birds have also captured my interest and become subjects for my paintings.
Delighting in the flexibility, malleability and rich colour of oils, I paint in a contemporary energetic style. I enjoy using a palette knife and experimenting with various ways of applying the paint to achieve the desired effect: knives, brushes, rags and fingers all come into play! My work evolves as I constantly strive to capture the essence of my subject and experiment with different approaches.
Regular exhibitions in South Devon have included the Ariel Centre in Totnes, Harbour House in Kingsbridge,The Brownston gallery, Modbury, The Barn Gallery at Greenway National Trust (solo), SHAF Arts Trail, The Loft Studio at Salcombe, Bistro One in Plymouth (solo) , The First Floor at Avon Mill, Birdwood House in Totnes (solo and group), The Flavel at Dartmouth (solo), Artizan, Torquay, DAN Open Studios, Salcombe Contemporary Art Fair and the RAMM Gallery, Exeter.
My 'Earth matters' solo exhibition at Birdwood House finally took place in October and I am looking forward to exhibiting with three other artists at Harbour House, Kingsbridge, June 13-26 , 2022 in an exhibition entitled 'On and Off the Wall.'
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