each of my drawings I endeavor to celebrate nature within a time and space
beyond the place of inspiration. In this way, I invite the viewer to enter
my world and, by so doing, make it their own.
all my subjects are mature and statuesque trees. Often a simple copse
or hedgerow that has stood for many years unnoticed catches my eye. Nature
in its untended form inspires me, whether it be bowed by weather or hindered
by sharing light and space with its surroundings. In my work I try to
convey the clarity, beauty and simple dignity of the commonplace, otherwise
so easily taken for granted.
it be a woodland of my native English beech or stately conifers of the
Pacific Northwest, the process is always the same. I start with highly
detailed sketches, notes and photographs to record overall shape and minutia.
Back in my studio I sketch a light outline then overlay with pen, inking
in every detail using a hand-held magnifier.
this way I blend the precision of a Victorian engraver with a contemporary
appreciation of light and texture. The intricacy of my drawing is achieved
with a reversed crow quill nib. Every pen stroke is final and so the finished
picture is slowly built, one detail at a time, from the foreground, back."
is a resident of Indianola, Washington. Over the past 25 years her work
has not only been influenced by an English heritage and her adopted Pacific
Northwest, but also a sabbatical of several years during which she spent
much time living in Asia. In 1990 the BBC produced a documentary detailing
her method of work. She was a selected artist for both the English National
Trust and Friends of the Earth. A series of portraits to commemorate The
English Woodland Trust's foremost Preservation Sites were issued as a
• Selected Artist 'Extreme Home Makover' Winter Series 1st Edition
• The Tree, The Gallery, Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, Bainbridge
• Celebration of the Trees, University of Oregon Museum
of Natural History, Eugene, OR
• Artist in Residence, The Gallery, Bainbridge Arts and
Crafts, Bainbridge Island, WA
• Featured Artist for April, Barnes and Noble, Silverdale,
Black and White The Gallery, Bainbridge Arts and Crafts,
Bainbridge Island, WA
Selected Artist - East Shore Gallery, Bellevue, WA
Gallery, Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, Bainbridge Island, WA
Reflections, WPW Juried Exhibition, Olympic College, Bremerton,
WPW Annual Juried Exhibitiion, Burien Gallery, Burien, WA
• Celebration of the Trees, University of Oregon Museum of Natual
History, Eugene, OR
• The Gallery, Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, Bainbridge Island, WA
Northwest College of Art - Freeman Gallery, Poulsbo, WA
• Serenade Gallery, Barbican, Plymouth, Devon
2002 Featured Artist in Winter 2001/Spring2002 Exhibition
• 2001 Series of drawings of Western Red Cedars
for United Nations Commission for The Rights of the Child
• 2001 Douglas Fir, tree preservation portrait
for Dr. Nancy Mcfadden, Eugene
• 2000 Featured Artist, Winter 2000/Spring 2001
• 1999 Portrait of Sorbus scorpulina for
The Washington Park Arboretum featured in their winter bulletin; subsequently
offered as a fundraiser
• 1991 Series of woodland portraits to commemorate
The English Woodland Trust's foremost Preservation Sites. Issued as a
• 1990 BBC documentary which included an interview
and detailed the artist's approach from first sketch to completed picture
• 1990 Limited edition prints of Six English Trees
issued through the London Sunday Times
• 1986 Illustrations for Moments, a collection
of work by the poet Jean Whitfield
• Demonstration - Celebration of the Trees, University of Oregon
Museum of Natural History, Eugene, OR
Gallery Talks, Demonstrations and Artist in Residence – Bainbridge
Arts and Crafts
• Workshop – Drawing from Nature – Bainbridge Arts and
• Gallery Talk – The Gallery, Bainbridge Arts and Crafts
• Learning from Galleries – Presentation
and Display of Art and Design, NCUK, Shah Alam, Malaysia
• The Artist Teaches – Workshop in Drawing from Nature - ages
7 thro 10 - Bere Alston School
1980 – 1986
• Summer School – Freedom in Art and Design – ages 7
thro 10 Bere Alston School, Devon, England
• Modern Postcard Company Award for "Alders at the Pond"
Painters of Washington
The Drive to
pen and ink - 24 x 17"
pen and in - 22 x 14"
drypoit - 9 x 6"
with Trees -
pen and ink - 11 x 7"
pen and ink - 11 x 7"
of the Artist.
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