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After an amazing 2019 exhibiting my prints at The Affordable Art Fair, having a solo show at the Cornerstone Gallery in Didcot, exhibiting with OPC and Oxford Arts Society, and being accepted to The Marine Artists Open Exhibition at The Mall Galleries in London, I was really looking forward to what 2020 could bring.
It started well with The Affordable Art Fair in March, but then everything went a bit haywire.
Artweeks has gone online and I have tried to update my website to show you all what I have been up to, which has mostly been painting still lifes.
I know it's not the same and I will miss all the lovely chats but there is so much for you all to see and I hope you enjoy this virtual Artweeks! :) xxx
I am a painter, designer, jeweller and printmaker.
I grew up in Oxford and originally trained as a textile designer. Now I live in Oxfordshire with my husband and two children and divide my time between painting, printing and silver-smithing.
My textile designs have been exhibited and sold at trade fairs in Frankfurt and New York and to major retailers in the UK.
I have regularly exhibited my paintings and prints in local galleries and I am preparing for my 8th year exhibiting in Oxfordshire Artweeks.
My work is in private collections worldwide.
I love painting seascapes, still-lifes and flowers and in 2010 I won The People's Choice Award for my painting of the Didcot Towers called "You'll miss us when we're gone!" Following that success I began to paint local landscapes, focusing on Wittenham Clumps and my beautiful hometown of Oxford. In 2018 I took a trip to Venice with Ken Howard and discovered a passion for ‘en plein air’ painting, which I’m sure will stay with me forever.
In addition to this I have been developing my printmaking skills with Oxford Printmakers, particularly soft ground etching and I absolutely love it. I have recently been working on combining the printed word with these delicate etchings. I find inspiration in poetry, quotes and song lyrics.
My jewellery is generally inspired by nature and made from fine and sterling silver and semi precious beads and fresh water pearls. This year I have also been using recycled tins and silver spoons to make my pieces. I do most of my silver-smithing at the JASSO workshop at Peachcroft Farm.
I adore creating and am delighted to be able to show you a selection of my work.
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