acrylic on canvas
works on paper
Where to see my work :
Art in East Anglia Gallery, Langton Place, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, 1P33 1NE
Kroll Headquarters, New York
The Phoenix Centre, St George's Hospital, SW17
Street Art in Wandsworth, SW18
TWO of my paintings have been selected for "Artists on the Rise" by artist and curator, Chinwe Russell, details here shortly.
I'm delighted to announce that one of my paintings has been selected for an exhibition called Mythical Woods. This is to be held at Stanton Guildhouse, Stanton Broadway, Worcestershire until 26th of January 2024.
This is a multimedia exhibition with 25 artists, who have been inspired by mythology, folklore, and popular fiction portraying the wilderness.
The exhibition is organised and curated by "Art from the Heart" and the Stanton Guildhouse Trust.
More information about the exhibition can be found here
Me & my work
I started painting to escape the pain of a chronic condition called fibromyalgia. After decades of ineffective treatment, worklessness and depression, I attended an NHS course which set me on the path to a new life.
I am thrilled and delighted that a colourful painting inspired by the corona pandemic was part of the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, 2021. I appeared in a BBC2 documentary which followed four applicants as they progressed through the selection process.
I have two preoccupations. First, the beauty of nature which I observe in my everyday life. Second, the way in which my medical condition influences how I experience the world.
Fibromyalgia gives me an acute sensitivity to external stimuli which helps me create art. I love to lose myself in reimagining a place which has inspired me. I use a semiabstract style and through colour, tone and marks evoke a mood. I am inspired by the work and life of Frida Kahlo.
When I suffer bad pain, painting takes me to another place where my mind can relax and focus on the practice of making art. I have a very strong sense of place and all my works are based on real locations, and moments that have inspired me.
events and milestones
February, selected by Chinwe Russell to be part of "Artists on the Rise"
January, Mythical Woods, at Stanton Guildhouse in the Cotswolds.
December, Precious Postcards – postcard exhibition created by Art And People – and Bobcat Winter Boutique
November, selected by Tabish Khan to take part in an auction by The Auction Collective, painting sold to a collector.
September, WaterWays, Babylon Gallery, Ely
August, Painting Wetlands at the Wetlands Centre Barnes, London
May, Long listed for the Holly Bush Prize, 2022
April, first major Gallery Exhibition
February, Awash 2022, Handa Gallery, Wells next the Sea, Norfolk
February, Work on display in Kroll New York through ArtCan, Explore 01
Accepted into ArtCan
November, ING Discerning Eye, 2021
October, BBC Documentary,
September, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition,
2020, ING Discerning Eye,
2020, Selected as part of Framed, street art project run by Wandsworth Council
Art in East Angila
I am delighted to be working with Michele at Art in East Anglia.
My work is available to see on the Gallery website, as well as in the beautiful gallery at 10 Langton Place, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.
Visit the gallery website here
Advice on displaying & caring for your art
When I first started painting I had very little understanding of how to care for all display pictures, whether originals or prints. I have collated what I have learnt into a handy hints and tips section.
If you have any advice and tips of your own that you would like to share, I am happy to include them in this!
My Royal Academy adventure in 2021
I was so excited when my painting, "Corona Panic in Sutherland Grove" was shortlisted for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
Little did I know that that was just the start of my adventures.
Read about how I came to make the painting, and my experience of being shortlisted, then selected for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, and being involved with a television programme here.
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