“My approach to painting is to begin with no plan or end game in mind. I start by making spontaneous marks, responding to them with further marks or patches of colour – laid down instinctively and quickly.
Gradually there is a call for coherence through structure and form. These structural elements gradually emerge from the mark making and create the necessary armature which supports the free-flowing expression. The pace of painting slows as I concentrate on weaving together structure and spontaneity – seeking balance and harmony.”
M.A.(Hons) History of Art , St. Andrews University Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales B.A.(Hons) Creative Arts (Painting), OCA
2020 /21 Royal Ulster Academy ; 139th Annual Exhibition.Ulster Museum, Belfast. Painting ‘Listening for Curlews’ awarded the prestigious Paul Henry Landscape Prize sponsored by Gormley’s Fine Art.
2021 The Northern Ireland Civil Service acquired the painting Waltzing Green for their permanent Art Collection.
August 2021 – Awarded Founders Prize at annual Exhibition of Ulster Society of Women Artists at the Crumlin Road Gaol, Belfast.
Artist in Residence
During the Season at Glyndebourne Festival Opera, 2013. Glyndebourne, East Sussex,UK.
Elected member of the Ulster Society of Women Artists.
Summary of most recent exhibition history
2023 Josie Eastwood Fine Art Spring collection.
2023 McAllister Thomas Spring Group Show.
2022/23 Linden Hall Studio, Deal Kent.Winter Group Show.
2022/23 McAllister Thomas Winter Group Show.
2022 Gallery 545, Belfast. Contemporary Art of Northern Ireland. Group Exhibition. Island Arts Centre. Co.Down.
2022 Linden Hall Studio, Deal. Kent “Collaborations” group exhibition at Goodneston Park.
2022 Town House, Spitalfields. London. Summer Exhibition.
2022 Twenty Twenty Gallery, Ludlow. Shropshire. “Spring Flourish” group exhibition
2022 Ryebank Gallery. Rye, East Sussex. Selected for Open Exhibition.