ABOUT

PERSONAL STATEMENT

My work is continually evolving which is influenced by the environment and memories of a lost era. Creating art is always challenging but can be extremely rewarding whatever the outcome.

Currently I am trying to encapsulate a moment in time where the historical becomes placed in another era. Inspired by the various landscapes, architecture and people, patterns and colourful abstract designs are weaving their way into my work.

Studying Art, Art History and creating art has always been a passion and staying true to myself. Over the past three decades I still find myself searching for my own aesthetic response.

During this first part of the 21st century we live in a never, ending bombardment of visual in all aspects of the social media. Our senses are overloaded by the mass of information and it is with this in mind that I try to decipher and incorporate ideas that I have from literal to pure abstraction.

Abstract Expressionism is my passion. I love using bold vibrant colours and am drawn to paring down images until the paint speaks for itself. Expression of thought and emotion play a big part. Prisms of rainbow colour weave their way into my paintings on an unconscious level. Using a variety of mediums to explore and express ideas is one that I find fascinating.

 

WORK EXHIBITED

EPPING FOREST MUSEUM
Artist in Essex Open Exhibition
Painting purchased for private collection
Award for best contemporary painting
1990, 1994, 1996

BEECROFT ART GALLERY
One Woman Show
1990
Award for best watercolour
1992
“Brandler Gallery Award”
1993, 1994, 1996, 1997

BALTIC EXCHANGE London
1990, 1992, 1993

SOUTHEND ON SEA LIBRARY
One Woman Show
1991

BRAINTREE OPEN EXHIBITION
1993

BRITISH HOME STORES
1994

LAMBETH PALACE London
Exhibition held in aid of the Seaman’s Mission
1995

GAINSBOROUGH HOUSE Sudbury
Drawing for all exhibition
1996

BACKSTAGE GALLERY Brentwood
1995, 1996

ROYAL ACADEMY OF ART London
Open Summer Exhibition
1997, 1998

MALL GALLERIES London
In aid of Cancer Research
1998, 1999

PELIGONI, THESI STAVROS Perdika, Aegina, Greece
One Woman Show
1 JULY 2000 – 8 JULY 2000

LEIGH ART TRAIL
Contemporary art exhibition
1997 – 2007, 2017, 2018, 2019

LEDA GALLERY Leigh on Sea
Proprietor
2002 – 2005

IMAGINATION GALLERY
London WC1

OVER THE MOON GALLERY
Cornwall

INKAS THIRD SUMMER
Wiltshire

SHED 29 ART STUDIO
2016 – CURRENT

LEIGH ART TRAIL VENUE 7
SHED 29 ART STUDIO
leigharttrail.com
2019

OPEN STUDIOS CORNWALL
openstudioscornwall.co.uk
25 MAY 2019 – 2 JUNE 2019

POP UP EXHIBITION Spitalfields, London
DETAILS TO FOLLOW
2019

 

CHRONOLOGY

1955 BORN IN MILE END LONDON
1976 PRE-ART FOUNDATION – WEST HAM COLLEGE
1977 MOVED TO LEIGH ON SEA, ESSEX
1978 WORKED AT SOUTHEND ART COLLEGE
1980 -1993 CONTINUING PRACTICAL AND OBSERVATIONAL INTEREST IN ART WHILST BRINGING UP THREE DAUGHTERS
1993 1st BA HONOURS DEGREE, ART/ENGLISH, ANGLIA UNIVERSITY
1997 POST GRADUATION CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION – SECONDARY EDUCATION
2002 – 2005 EXHIBITIONS FROM OWN GALLERY –
LEDA GALLERY, LEIGH ON SEA, ESSEX
1998 – CURRENT – TEACHING AT WESTBOROUGH SCHOOL, WESTCLIFF ON SEA, ESSEX

TO DATE:
TEACHING PART TIME  –  PRACTISING ARTIST – WORKING FROM STUDIO 29 CONTINUING PRACTICAL AND OBSERVATIONAL INTEREST IN ART, WHILST BEING A MUM, GRANDMA AND WIFE

 

DEFINITIONS

POA : Price on Application – Please email your full name and address / telephone number, along with your painting of interest reference number / title.
NFS : Not for Sale – If interested in something marked NFS, a painting similar in style may be contemplated on a commission basis.  Please contact me.
COM : Commissions –  projects on a larger scale for restaurants, hotels or commercial businesses.