About My Art

Living in a quiet area of northwest England, on the edge of coast, hills, lakes and moorland, I find that the natural world offers rich and varied inspiration for my art, from small, organic forms to wide, dramatic skies and the play of light on water.

I like to work expressively with a range of materials but particularly enjoy the rich colours and textures of oil paints and pastels.  The 'Fruits of the Earth' collection was created using oil pastel on corrugated card; I appreciate the way in which the card's texture contributes aesthetically to these images.

Artmaking is for me a contemplative process. My return to art, following a career in English language teaching overseas and social science research at Lancaster University, was inspired by learning to meditate. I later retrained in art psychotherapy, providing one-to-one support at a cancer daycare centre and helping set up groups, in hospital and community, for people living with stroke and M.E.

My work is regularly shown in local galleries. I have also exhibited at Brantwood, Coniston (the lakeland home of John Ruskin) and with The Pastel Society and The Society of Botanical Artists in national exhibitions in London. My paintings and drawings can be found in private collections in the UK and overseas.

I welcome all enquiries. 

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  1. Rob Mawhinney avatar
    Rob Mawhinney Jul 15, 2015

    Looks good Fiona: were we in Egypt (Ismailia) at the same time??  Would be good to hear from you.