A childhood spent in Norway gave me an affinity with landscape and nature, and a degree in archaeology a curiosity about the human relationship with the environment. After graduation from UCL, I spent a year painting and drawing in Italy, before returning to London and eventually settling in Bath. Alongside my later career as a counsellor, I continued exploring my creativity on a largely self-taught basis, before making the decision to commit to being an artist.
Drawing underpins my work, as an expressive form in its own right, or as a starting-point to explore other media - oils, watercolour, printmaking. Our impact on the natural world and wildlife is a growing concern, and habitats that we take for granted are under threat. The scale of the subject matter - whether open landscapes or intimate close-ups - directs the choice of media and level of detail I want to include, often exploring with a combination of paint washes, charcoal and pastel. Balancing linework, texture and colour, I try and capture an image and mood that the viewer can connect with emotionally.
SACI College of Art & Design, Florence
Life Drawing - London, Bath Artists Studios
Printmaking - Bath Artist Printmakers
2020 Pastel Society 121st Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
2019 Pastel Society 120th Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
2015 Bath Society of Artists Annual Open Exhibition, Bath
Awards & Prizes
2020 The Artist Magazine Award - Pastel Society Annual Exhibition, London
2019 Annie Longley Award - Pastel Society Annual Exhibition, London
2019 Unison Colour Non-Member Award - Pastel Society Annual Exhibition, London
UK, Norway, Russia, USA