All the variety, all charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadowAnna Karenina
I began drawing and painting at home and gradually these hobbies developed into a passion. In 2010 I completed the two year City Lit Fine Art Course, and in 2011 David Cranswick introduced me to the traditional painting methods and materials of the European Old Masters. I am fascinated by people, nature and wildlife, light and shadow, reflections and textures. I enjoy working in a variety of mediums, my favourite being the one I am using at a specific time. My paintings and linocuts were exhibited at the Society of Women Artists at Mall Galleries (2014) and Salon des Refuses Summer Exhibition (2017). I was shortlisted for the Royal Society of Portrait Painters (2016), and the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (2013; 2017).
As a Nature photographer my journey started in 2014 in Abisko Park, Sweden. The beauty of the Northern Lights had a profound effect upon my senses and inner world. Lying on the snow whilst watching the skies dancing I decided, there and then, to learn to capture the Natural world with my camera. Since then I enjoy visiting remote places where most people can not go. I feel passion for capturing forever fleeting moments of natural history and sharing them with people. I would like my images to provide a window to enable people to be there with me, and to create a conscious social awareness to protect and conserve our planet. In 2016, I joined the Muswell Hill Photographic Society, winning the Mike McCarthy Photographic Award 2016 for Art in Nature. My photography has been shown in group exhibitions at 5 Base Gallery (2016, 2017), Bargehouse in Suth Bank (2018)and Lauderdale House (2019).
Collage Art is organising my first solo exhibition, 54 images from Africa. September - October 2019.
Visits to my studio by appointment. To contact me, please, go to 'contact' page and fill out the contact form. Thank you.This is at 40 Cumberland Road, 3rd Floor, Studio 34. London N22 7SG.