The exhibition will include oil paintings inspired by the Artist’s love of nature and colour. Mostly small paintings, these include still lives in bold colour, paintings of British birds that can be seen outside in the Artist’s garden, and landscapes filled with texture. The artist will also be displaying paintings from her journey into portraiture during the past year of lockdown, inspired by the last 3 series of Sky TV’s Portrait Artist of the Week.
After struggling with chronic rheumatoid arthritis and lupus for several years, I was encouraged by a friend to pander to my creative side after almost half a century ignoring it. Listening to that creative voice, I found my way into oil painting and found a passion for it that relieved my stress and helped me control the arthritic flare-ups. Now relatively pain-free, I continue my work as a Consultant Clinical Scientist at the Churchill Hospital in Oxford, and paint to relax and empty my mind of the daily stresses of life. Always deeply interested in how things work and why nature behaves as it does, painting enables me to really look and see the intricate details and colour within everyday objects and the natural world. I love to figure out how to translate what I see on to canvas and often emphasise the colours and textures I observe in the final painting.