My exhibition celebrates nature in all its different colours and forms with many paintings being of wildlife in active postures. It demonstrates a variety of techniques used in watercolour which have been applied effectively to capture the subject and bring it to life on paper.
Nature has been a huge part of my life and in this eye-catching collection of paintings I have included a striking portrait of a tiger (£280, stained flat black frame) a wonderfully dynamic pose from two pheasants (£280, natural oak frame) and a grey heron taking off painted in a loose watercolour style (£240, natural oak frame). In this exhibition I also show a beautiful barn owl hunting (£240, natural oak frame), a pair of northern gannets (£240, flat white frame) and a colourful watercolour technique for a field mouse that will not fail to capture your attention (£220, white frame).
In addition, I will have a range of different prints and cards available at my exhibition in Bampton (WOA gallery, 29th April - 3rd June) and all paintings will be for SALE including some not displayed online.
Please also see my website for further paintings and any questions.
I am an Oxfordshire based artist and have been brought up in the Vale of the White Horse, where I have always had my family home. I trained as a wildlife biologist and successfully studied a PhD in wildlife ecology in northern Sweden. As health problems became more challenging due to my epilepsy, I decided to leave academia in search of a less stressful career to benefit my health. I drew upon my artistic talent to start selling a range of different cards, paintings and other unique products at craft fairs. Soon this growing interest and drive to develop further as an artist encouraged me to also take workshops both online and in person.
My creative interest draws upon my considerable knowledge and understanding of wildlife. My work is inspired by a love of the outdoors and a passion to capture the behaviour, movement and energy of wildlife on paper. By painting I have discovered a form of mindfulness to relax my mind, benefit my health and become closer to nature while evolving more as an artist.
I frame all my own paintings (and customers too) to ensure I can choose the exact frame and mount to best complement the picture. So often bought frames simply overpower the painting or do not do it justice. By learning this skill of picture framing I find it even more rewarding to sell a painting knowing I have created the complete package.