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British born, studied at the Slade School of Fine Art (1989-93) and at the Royal Academy Schools (1993-96). She has developed a painstaking technique resembling that of the early Renaissance, of working in egg tempera on boards primed with gesso. Applying layers of translucent colour, sometimes scraping or sanding them down to apply further coats of paint, the surfaces of her paintings acquire a glowing richness of tones that responds to the light, and illuminate the often bare and mysterious street or architectural views that she chooses for her subjects. Her earlier work still featured some human presence, but recent work has focused on the geometry of the play of light and shade in these urban settings, which draws attention to the abstract character of her compositions.

Winner of London’s first ever Threadneedle Street Award for figurative artists in 2008, she has held exhibitions at the Mall Galleries in 2001 and 2008, before joining Marlborough Fine Art in 2011. The laborious procedure that she favours, and the size of her paintings, means that she can scarcely complete more than ten paintings a year.

 

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Biography

Exhibitions

Exhibition catalogues

British born, studied at the Slade School of Fine Art (1989-93) and at the Royal Academy Schools (1993-96). She has developed a painstaking technique resembling that of the early Renaissance, of working in egg tempera on boards primed with gesso. Applying layers of translucent colour, sometimes scraping or sanding them down to apply further coats of paint, the surfaces of her paintings acquire a glowing richness of tones that responds to the light, and illuminate the often bare and mysterious street or architectural views that she chooses for her subjects. Her earlier work still featured some human presence, but recent work has focused on the geometry of the play of light and shade in these urban settings, which draws attention to the abstract character of her compositions.

Winner of London’s first ever Threadneedle Street Award for figurative artists in 2008, she has held exhibitions at the Mall Galleries in 2001 and 2008, before joining Marlborough Fine Art in 2011. The laborious procedure that she favours, and the size of her paintings, means that she can scarcely complete more than ten paintings a year.

 

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