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

I work expressively with a range of materials but particularly enjoy the rich colours and textures of oil paints and pastels.  The paintings you see here were created using oil pastel on corrugated card; I like the way in which the card's texture contributes aesthetically to the image. 

My return to art was inspired by learning to meditate. Previously employed for many years as an English teacher overseas and as a university social science researcher in the UK, I later retrained in art psychotherapy, providing one-to-one support at a cancer day care centre, and helping set up art groups in hospital and community for people living with stroke and M.E.

My first solo exhibition, 'Fruits of the Earth', was held at The Severn Studio, Brantwood, Coniston in 2011.  I have also exhibited with The Pastel Society and The Society of Botanical Artists  in their annual national exhibitions in London and in 'Florum' at Kent Wildlife Trust's Sevenoaks reserve.  

Please get in touch if you would like to see more of my work (still life, seascapes, skyscapes, mindscapes) to hear about future exhibitions or to enquire about purchasing originals, prints or cards. 

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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.