Art & design BA Honours Degree at West Surrey College of Art 1975 -8
Teachers' Diploma specialising in Art
Full time Professional Artist
Member of Maison des Artists in France and many international art associations.
Numerous awards (50) and diplomas, including three gold medals in international salons in
Represented by Paola Trevisan International.Italy
Shoalhaven Fine Art Gallery, NSW, Australia
G&C Gallery, Tunbridge Wells, UK
Singulart Gallery, Online
This collection was created by my stay in Valensole valley near Digne les Bains this summer. The watercolours were directly worked 'en plein air", to capture the light as would the impressionists have done. Then back in my studio, I embroidered the gorgeous textures and details of the pastures or fields. The threads come alive and you can feel the wind in the grasses.
The wonderful mix of colours in the foreground; lavander, poppies and wild grasses just sing in the freshness of the morning. The hills in the distance have a profound sense of distance, with the gradation of blues.
My favorite wild flower which depicts gaiety and delicateness. Poppies rejoice is a study of a wild clump seen dancing in the wind at the valley of valensole.
In Provence, the mystical round construction called "bori"., is a wonderful site especially surrounded by a lavender field
In the heat of the day, this little church sitting at the bottom of a little valley captured my attention. The striking crop of sage which is grown for medicine looks majestic and delicate against the old stone of the church. the place just oozes of history. The bell tower is a typical shape in Proveçal medieval architecture.
After a day of painting, just as the sun was creeping down, I spotted the tall spies of sage once again, taking on a different aspect and appearing solid and powerful silouetted in the muted background.
In this farming community, there are acres of sunflowers. This is true Provençal vision. I just love their jolly heads and in a mass just calls for embroidery.