original WATERCOLOURS & PRINTS

I am a contemporary watercolour artist based in Oxfordshire, specialising in bright, bold watercolours based on botanical and natural subjects. My former training as a Painting Restorer at the Courtauld Institute of Art guides my painting practice with an extensive knowledge of artists materials and techniques, particularly in the art of gilding using 24ct gold leaf which I apply to a number of my paintings and prints.

My work has been exhibited throughout the South East and I am represented by the Cambridge Contemporary Art Gallery. Commissions are welcome.

online WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOPS

I am a Botanical Watercolour and Gilding tutor at the Henley-on-Thames School of Art. My next watercolour course has been sadly postponed, but please visit the Henley School of Art website for more information on classes and follow me on Instagram for regular updates.

ART ON A POSTCARD

I am honoured to have been invited to take part in the Art on a Postcard 3rd Annual Summer Auction, raising money for the Hepatitis C Trust.

Previous artists who have taken part are Damien Hirst, Gilbert and George, Peter Blake RA and Grayson Perry RA. I am currently working on 4 original postcard sized watercolours which will be auctioned later this year.

 

Please see below for the link to the AOAP website.

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HELP THE NHS

The talented Ruth Mastenbroek perfumers approached me with their idea to create two limited edition candles from which 100% of the proceeds will go to Our Front Line charity, which gives round the clock support to NHS key workers with their mental health. Two new mood enhancing fragrances based on joy, hope and gratitude have been developed for the candles and they will feature two of my watercolour paintings which I created specially for this initiative. Please visit their website for more details.

I have also created prints and greetings cards of the two paintings from which all of the proceeds will also be donated to Our Front Line charity. These can be found following the link below.

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