London Gherkin Cityscape . 7x17in (Copy)

Drawing and painting has been a source of great pleasure and satisfaction to me all my life. I studied art and education at Trent Park College, Cockfosters and later at Sutton Art College. I taught in local schools while continuing to paint, draw and experiment in different media. I now live in Surrey where I hold my own classes in watercolour, ink and mixed media.

I enjoy sketching and painting outdoors in a wide range of subjects including people, flowers, landscapes, townscapes and cityscapes (especially looking down from a high viewpoint) but all my work has a strong emphasis on drawing. I use my sketches and my own photographs for my studio work, often while listening to the radio. I am initially inspired by interesting shapes and tones but colour has recently played an increasingly important part in my landscape work.

I have been exhibiting my work locally for more than 20 years, then in London with the RI and SWA at the Mall Galleries, the RWS and SGFA at Bankside Gallery, the SBA at Westminster Gallery and also at the Barbican and Menier Gallery with the SGFA.
I exhibit regularly at LLewellyn Alexander Gallery, 1 The Cut, Waterloo (opposite The Old Vic)
I will be exhibiting more than 25 art works with "QUARTET" at DENBIES VINEYARD GALLERY 19 February - 4 March 2018

I am a fully elected member of two professional art societies:
SWA The Society of Women Artists
SGFA The Society of Graphic Fine Art (Where I was a Council Member for 10 years)

I have written and illustrated two books, 'DRAWING MASTERCLASS - FLOWERS', published in May 2012 by Search Press
and 'DRAWING MASTERCLASS - LANDSCAPES' published by Search Press in May 2014.
"FLOWERS" has been translated into Spanish and both books are now being translated into French.

I hold classes in Cheam, Surrey and demonstrate to art groups & societies as well as giving talks to social groups.
I have demonstrated for Search Press at PATCHINGS Art Festival and held workshops at DERWENT Pencil Museum in Keswick.

I have tutored and led painting holidays in France, Algarve, Yorkshire Moors and Coast, Scotland and East Sussex. This year I will be tutoring, "DYNAMIC CITYSCAPES AND LANDSCAPES" at Higham Hall College, Lake District National Park, 1 -5 July 2018

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