My exhibition will again be held at St Ethelwode's, Abingdon, alongside fellow artist, Caroline Harben. Our work is mainly abstract landscape, but differ in style and subject.
My work tends to emphasise line, shapes and in the last year, more colour. I tend to use oil pastels on paper in most of my work. This is my favourite medium and love it's richness of colour and the textures it produces.
St. Ethelwode's is situated in its own garden, along the river Thames. Visitors can explore and enjoy the wonderful garden, along with views of the River. There is a feeling of calm and peace here: I hope my art reflects this atmosphere.
I grew up in the USA and attained a degree in art before moving to Oxford in 1979. I continued to paint for a few years before undertaking a midwifery degree.
I returned to art after retiring and started to again take walks in the landscape, both here and abroad. Rather than sketching and taking photos, I tend to take notes of my first impressions of the scene before me. This helps me to concentrate more on what initially, and most importantly, catches my attention.
I hope to see you at St. Ethelwode's in May.