Brantwood, 2011

I live in a quiet area of northwest England, on the edge of coast, hills, lakes and moorland. I also like to visit Scotland and the Western Isles.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 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.

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

My work is regularly shown in local galleries and can be found in private collections in the UK and overseas. 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.  

I welcome enquiries regarding purchase of originals, prints and cards, or commissions.

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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.