society of women artists call for entries

It’s time once again to consider applying to the wealth of art competitions and open exhibitions accepting entries this winter holidays. Why not try the Society of Women Artists? We are a professional and friendly group of female artists creating a large body of work, some of which is on show at our annual exhibition in London’s Mall Galleries each year. This year’s exhibition runs 4-9 July 2017 and opens first thing in 2017. Good luck!


Spring 2017 Workshop programme

Waterfalls of watercolour: Spring Workshops Programme –
a perfect gift this Christmas. Workshop gift vouchers available, please email.


Spring 2017 A5 workshop flierCombine powerful watercolour techniques with art-filled conversation in a perfect venue on the edge of the heritage city of Bath. Mix wet-in-wet waterfalls of colour directly onto board to loosen up and brighten your paintings. The landscape courses are an ideal way to kick start your painting and suitable for beginners or more experienced painters. The portrait day is more technical and will help more experienced painters explore tone and control more complex areas of watercolour.

1 & 2 November: Painting Stourhead

Autumn watercolour workshops

1st & 2nd November 2016 10.30am – 3pm @ First-View Gallery, Stourhead.
Two lovely one-day workshops painting in loose, expressive watercolour with beautiful Stourhead as your subject. Try my techniques, step-by-step. Suitable for beginners & experienced painters. £60 per day. All materials provided: watercolour board, paints, mediums etc Coffee/tea on tap. Please bring a packed lunch.
Bookings: 07891 409490 / Venue: First-View Gallery, Spread Eagle Courtyard, Stourton Wiltshire BA12 6QE stourhead-the-temple-and-the-red-tree

Exhibition:Society of Women Artists

I have had four works accepted into the Society of Women Artists 155th Annual Exhibition where I am an Associate member. Held at Mall Galleries, London SW1, the exhibition commences with a Private View on Wednesday 27 July 2016 when HRH Princess Michael of Kent will be presenting the Awards and Daphne Todd OBE PPRP – an Honorary SWA and renowned portraitist – will be opening the show.

EXHIBITION DATES Open to the Public Thursday 28 July – Sunday 7 August 10am – 5pm daily (closing 3pm final day) Special Charity Evening Tuesday 26 July 6.30 – 8.30pm Guest of Honour Dame Zandra Rhodes.

Diversity is our strength and in 2016 our exhibitors have provided an eclectic range of works including bronze sculpture, pastels and oil paintings. President of the SWA Sue Jelley writes “we are a modern tradition and are proud to celebrate the work of female artists past and present. Our aims to encourage and nurture tomorrow’s artists is of paramount importance to us and … we are now probably more popular as a society than we have ever been”

the dance class ii SWA 2016

The Dance Class ii will be hanging at Mall galleries this July.

Summer/Autumn Workshops 2016

My Summer/Autumn 2016 workshops combine powerful watercolour techniques with shared, art-filled conversation: Autumn 2016 A5 workshop flier

These stand-alone, day courses explore my approach to watercolours which I have called “gravity painting”. Try them out and take away what you find useful! The landscape courses are an ideal way to kick start your painting and suitable for beginners or more experienced painters. The portrait days are more technical and help you explore more deeply your control of watercolours.

Please email me for queries, workshop plans and booking forms here:


Landscapes Adult Workshop, january 2016
Workshop, watercolour landscapes 2016

Fun Workshops @ May’s Widcombe Art Trail 2016

Adult and children’s Watercolour Workshops:
Saturday 14th May: Imaginary Underwater Worlds for children (families welcome):

1 1/2 hour sessions at Widcombe Junior School starting at 11am and 1pm – have fun with watercolours. Step-by-step, create a busy scene beneath the waves using thick, running paint to add corals, fish, seahorses and star fish.
£15 per session. Tuition and all materials provided. Email me for enquiries & to book.

Sunday 15th May: Imaginary Bath Landscapes for adults:

1 1/2 hour sessions at Widcombe Social Club starting at 11am and 1pm – 1 1/2 hour sessions starting at 11am and 1pm – using Bath’s gorgeous slopes as a starting point for your imagination, try my methods of “gravity painting” – lots of thick paint mixed by running it down a sloping board with startling results.
£20 per session. Tuition and all materials provided. Email me for enquiries & to book.
underwater world email

Bath dreaming web
Bath Dreaming, watercolour – for sale

Part of this year’s Widcombe Art Trail: