My fascination with people and the human condition has been the driving impetus for much of my work. Portraiture is an abiding preoccupation but I am also transfixed by the effects of light on any subject and currently in particular, the Pembrokeshire landscape.
I work with pencil, pastel, ink and charcoal; gouache, oils and acrylics. Working directly from life, from what's in front of me. When this is not possible I paint from sketches, memories and photographs. I make observational drawings daily, believing that sound drawing is the 'grammar' of the visual language.
BA Fine Art & MA Fine Art, Aberystwyth University
First female, student commissioned artist to paint the University President. Art Uk
Twice recipient of the Francis Williams Art Prize
I have had the privileged opportunity to instruct a diverse and stimulating body of students. Teaching in the UK, Europe and China. I have developed highly effective teaching approaches and techniques, which allow me to enable learners of all abilities. As at tutor, my goal is to provide students with careful encouragement, creative nurturing and support; dynamic direction and inspirational influences; the fundamental and vital grasp of materials and processes; and a burgeoning and passionate awareness and understanding of the arts.
Areas of Expertise Life room Observational and Expressive Drawing and Methodologies Painting Portraiture Extensive knowledge of Historical and Contemporary Art
Land & Sea, Cardigan Corn Exchange Gallery March 2018 Echoes of Departure, Coach House Gallery, St Dogmaels 2017 Music of Sight Coach House Gallery St Dogmaels 2016 Mayfield Gallery 98, 2000, Bournemouth Oriel Arts – Open Art Studio, 96, 97, 98, 2000, St Dogmaels Theatre Mwldan 1999 Cardigan
Group Shows Exhibitions
Fishguard Art Society, By the Sea, group exhibition Spring 2018 Fishguard Open 2016 Aberystwyth School of Art Gallery The Way of It 2012- joint show with June Forster Atkinson Gallery Postgraduate Competition 2008 Aberystwyth School of Art Degree Show 2006, Aberystwyth UWA Boundary Gallery Prize for Figurative Art 2006, London Oriel Arts St Dogmaels Pembrokeshire Taliesin Arts Centre 1995 Swansea The Mayfield Gallery 1995, 99, 2009 Bournemouth The Café de Paris New Arts Selection 1997, London Country Living Fair, 19188.8.131.52, London The Newport Collective, Newport Pembrokeshire Custom House, Cardigan and Cardiff 2011 Chelini, Cardigan The Anderson Galleries 96, Burford and Broadway, Oxon