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"I don't paint so that people will understand me, I paint to show what a particular scene looks like". 
William Turner 1775 - 1851

About me 

Hi, and thank you for taking the time to check out my work.  I am an expressionist artist who has been living and working in Switzerland since 2007 and now I find myself living in Holzhäusern ZG. Originally I am from the Northwest of England, where we are more known for our dairy farms and rolling fields, with only the Welsh mountains in the distance and huge immense dramatic skies.

Despite my fear of heights, the principal subjects of my work are large and expressionistic representations of Swiss mountains and landscapes. I trace my influence on art to my late father, who fell in love with Switzerland on a school trip to Luzern from England in the mid-1950s and who became a painter at the end of his short life, sadly he died when I was very young, but his love of capturing the landscape has been passed down to me, I never remember a time when I didn't paint or create. My work is inspired by my own sketches, photographs, and impressions which I collect from my adventures and travels. I work almost every day on my paintings, collages, and designs. Normally I  work on several paintings at once to pursue different ideas and expressions of a captured moment and mood. The main influences on my work are the landscapes of Swiss Artist Ferdinand Hodler and German Expressionist Artists such as Kirchner and Beckmann and of course the English landscape painters Turner and Constable. These along with the stories by Heinrich Harrer (The White Spider) have molded my creativity and I try to portray the Swiss Alps in my own unique style. 

I studied art all my life, from a small child and through school my love was for Art, and after A levels, etc I completed my degree in  Visual Art  BA(Hons) at DeMontfort University, UK.  I exhibit my work regularly in Switzerland and in 2016 as well as in 2021 I was selected for the prestigious juried, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in London.

Current Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITION 

MAY - Extended till June 23

Private viewing

Gemeinschaftspraxis im
SHI-Haus der Homöopathie
(Erdgeschoss)
Steinhauserstr. 51
6300 Zug

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GROUP EXHIBITION

26.11.2022 - 06.01.2023

Galerie Vitrine

Luzern.

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Royal Academy 2016, me climbing the stairs to my map on varnishing day.

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Me in 1987 Foundation art Mid-Cheshire College UK

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Painting in my studio.

Art Qualifications

I have a Bachelor of Arts (Hons), in Visual Art from De Montfort, Leicester, UK, and a Post grad HNC in multimedia. I exhibit her work regularly in Switzerland, and in 2016 and 2021, my paintings were selected for the prestigious juried, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in London and work has also been exhibited in Bromer Art Collection.

  • BA (Hons) Degree in Visual Art, 

  • Higher National Certificate in Multi-Media and Web Design 

  • ​Art and Design Foundation Course, University entry 12 months. 

  • Diploma of Higher Education in Visual Arts.

  • Intermediate Certificate in Art and Design Ceramics.

  • 1986 School Art Prize

 

  • 2013  Founder of  Simply Paint, 

  • 2015  Bergwasser, Bromer Art Collection, CH

  • 2016  Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, London UK

  • 2021  Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, London UK

  • 2022 (April) Vistarte - newcomer awaiting full membership approval in October.

Past Exhibitions

2022

more information to follow. 

 

2021

Sept 2021 - 2nd Jan 2022, The Royal Academy, Summer Exhibition London

Jan - Sept 2021 Local exhibition for Migros in Golf Zentrum Holzhausern

 

2019

Sept - October 2019 Atelier Galerie. Baden. Group exhibition.

May - October 2019 La Paletta, Flims. Group exhibition.

Jan - Feb 2019 Galerie Karouzou, Zurich. Group exhibition Energy.

 

2018

September - October 2018 Gemeindezentrum Volketswil

July - September 2018 Raiffeisen Bank, Meilen

March 2018, Art Group Zug, Altstadthalle, Zug

January 2018, 30 Jahre GSBM, Kornschütte Luzern 

 

2017

November 2017, Villa Meier-Severini, Zollikerstrasse 86, Zollikon, Zurich

November 2017, Leichtigkeit, Altstadthalle, Zug

August 2017, GSBM, Galerie KSU,  Stadthaus, 3800 Unterseen

 

2016

June - August 2016, The Royal Academy, Summer Exhibition London

March -April 2016, Der Gipfel, Seefeld, Zurich

Jan - April 2016, British Embassy, Bern

 

2015

July - September 2015, Bergwasser, Bromer Art Collection, 

June - July 2015, Swiss Landscapes, INA Dederer Gallery, Zurich

 

2014 and earlier

November 2014, StafArt14, Stäfa, Zurich, Switzerland

November 2013, Drawing Exhibition, Lausanne, Switzerland

September 2013, Gipfelwelten, Grindelwald, Switzerland,

February 2013, Solo Ascents, AWC, Zurich.

March - April 2012, Alpenstein, Appenzell, Switzerland,

September 2011, Meilen Kreativ, Meilen, Switzerland.

1993, Final 3rd Degree Exhibition De Montfort University Leicester, UK

1986 Awarded the Rubheath High School Art prize

Product Designs

The design side of the business is growing.  I have recently designed my first podcast cover, more news to follow, and links. Towards the end of last year, I had the pleasure to work with an amazing group of ladies to produce my designs on cotton shoppers. A limited edition was produced and they have now traveled across the world to new places.

My design products can be purchased at:

Through my studio in Zug, please contact me to arrange a time or Via my online shop.

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My Gallery and Shop

I have been lucky enough to rent a small room in my apartment building which allows me to establish my first personal gallery and also allows me to showcase my products directly to the customer.

Contact me to book an appointment to visit my studio. 

Collaborations

I have the privilege to be asked to work alongside Aurora Events, which hosts exciting getaways within the Swiss Alps.  I provide my knowledge, experience, and guide you through the techniques of landscape painting. The next event takes place on the 13th June 2021, at the top of the San Salvatore, in Lugano.


For further information please follow the visit www.auroraevents.ch

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Charitable Work

In my profession as a painter, I have contributed to the following organisations and charities. 

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