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Acrylic on Paper

I am inspired by my immediate environment as well as places I visit – absorbing the atmosphere, the sounds of life, colours, the interesting shapes of buildings and rooftops, the curvaceous vase, the shape and colours of a flower, the pattern on a tablecloth.

Back in my studio, working from sketches and photographs, I begin by drawing a balanced composition. Using a bright palette, the painting slowly grows. Applying flat, bright areas of colour and with a strong rhythm of line, the subject matter takes on a new life, bringing a sense of harmony, joy (and often humour) to places, flowers and objects in my life – there is plenty of joie de vivre to make you happy and to make you smile.

I painted in oils some years ago but more recently I have been using acrylics. I also enjoy pen and ink sketching and am currently painting a series of black and white acrylics on canvas.

RECENT ARTWORKS

Memories of Rye

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Hastings I

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Port de la Rochelle

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BIOGRAPHY

I was born in Dublin and educated in France and England. As a young child, I always loved to draw and my interest in art was fostered not only by early tuition but also with the encouragement of the French painter, Dunoyer de Segonzac who happened to be painting the landscape near where we lived outside Paris.

I completed my Foundation Couse in Art at Kingston Polytechnic in 1983 and gained BA Honours Degree in Fine Art (Painting) at Wimbledon School of Art (now part of the University of the Arts, London) in July 1986.

I have exhibited at various venues in the UK including Chester arts Fair, Cambridge Art Fair, Teddington Artists Association and had my first solo show in 1986. I lived for several years in France and then moved to London. I have lived in Kemptown, Brighton since 2006.

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Education

1986 – BA Honours Degree in Fine Art (Painting) at Wimbledon School of Art

1983 – Art Foundation Course, Kingston Polytechnic

Solo Exhibitions
2021 –   Busby & Wilds, Rock Street, Kemp Town

Selected Group Exhibitions
2020 – 21 –  Montague Gallery Worthing
2021 –          Pier Road Coffee and Art, Littlehampton
2021 –          The Goldfinch Gallery, Ticehurst
2021 –          Cup of Joe, Kemptown, Brighton
2021 –          Bosham Walk Art Gallery
2021 –          The Talbot Inn, Cuckfield