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Evening Light , May 2011 Earth Pigments, Gesso Approx 11 X 16 Inches © artist
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Mad March Skies, May 2011 Earth Pigments, Gesso Approx 11 X 16 Inches © artist
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Wintry Light, May 2011 Earth Pigments, Gesso Approx 11 X 16 Inches © artist
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HILLSCAPE , 2011 Acrylic On Paper 6 X 9 Inches Approx © artist
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Blue Horse, 2011 Acrylic On Paper 7 X 11 Inches © artist
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Rocky Inlet, Pembrokeshire, 2008 Ink, Van Dyck Crystals, Watercolour 18"X18" © Connie Matthews
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Borderland, April 09 W/C, Van Dyck Rystals, Beeswax A3 © Bronte Woodruff
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Window, Dore Abbey, Herefordshire, 08 Watercolour, Van Dyck Crystals, Beeswax 7"X7" © the artist
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Marches, April 09 W/C, Van Dyck Crystals, Beeswax 23 X 14 Inches Approx © artist
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Sheep, 08 Van Dyck Crystals 7 X 10 Inches © M. Cox
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Dusk, Yatton Woods, 2008 W/C & Van Dyck Crystals 14 X 11 Inches © artist
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Down by the River Teme, Feb. 08, minus several degrees, and also minus paintbrushes, which is where I decided sticks were a very useful painting tool..., Feb 08 Photo © Tony Walton
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Life Study . , Feb 09 Compressed Charcoal Approx 6 X 8 Inches © artist
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Life Study, April 09 Charcoal Approx 12 X 18 Inches © artist
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Life's Rich Pageant, 2010 Acrylic, Van Dyck Crystals, Beeswax, Seasalt On Paper 16 X 11 Unframed © artist
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The Red Motif, 2010 Acrylic, Van Dyck Crystals, Beeswax, Seasalt On Paper 16 X 11 Unframed © artist
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Beach, 2010 Acrylic, Van Dyck Crystals, Collage 5 X 7 X 0 Inches © artist
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Waterscape, 2010 Acrylic 7 X 5 Inches © artist
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Sunlight, Yatton Woods, 2010 Acrylic 7 X 5 Inches © artist
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Gladys, Nov 09 Charcoal, Pastel 16 X 11 Approx © artist
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Compassion Play, May 2010 Acrylic, Collage, Ink On Watercolour Paper 11 X 15 Inches © the artist
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Bird 1 , May 2010 Pigment, Ink, Van Dyck Crystals, Beeswax On Khadi Paper Approx 6 X 6 Inches Unframed © the artist
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Bird 2, May 2010 Pigment, Ink, Van Dyck Crystals, Beeswax On Khadi Paper Approx 6 X 6 Inches Unframed © the artist
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The Heart of a Friend, May 2010 Acrylic, Collage, Ink On Watercolour Paper 11 X 15 Inches Unframed © the artist
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Chewing it over, Grazing Safely series, June 2010 Collage, Ink, Acrylic Approx 11" X 14" © the artist
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Land l, Summer, Shropshire border, 2010 Acrylic On Card 10 X 10 8inches Approx. © artist
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Land ll, Summer, Shropshire border, 2010 Acrylic On Card 10 X 10 Inches Approx. © artist
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Look Behind Ewe, Grazing Safely series, 2010 Acrylic, Gesso, Ink, Collage © artist
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Birdland I, September 2010 Acrylic © the artist
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Birdland 2, September 2010 Acrylic 11 X 15 Inches Unframed © the artist
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Birdland 3, September 2010 Acrylic 11 X 15 Inches Unframed © the artist
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Birdland 4, September 2010 Acrylic 11 X 15 Inches Unframed © the artist
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HILLSCAPE , 2011 Acrylic On Paper 6 X 9 Inches Approx © artist
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GLADYS, June 2011 Van Dyck Crystals © Bronte Woodruff
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IN HEREFORDSHIRE, 2011 Procion Dye And Van Dyck Crystals © artist
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VASE WITH FLOWERS (series), SPRING 2012 Ink,S W/C, Collage On Paper Approx 3" X 7" Unframed © artist
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Life study, 2012 Pastel, Charcoal © artist
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Reclining Nude, 2012 Van Dyck Crystals © artist
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Windswept coast, 2012 Mixed Media, Collage © artist
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Flowers in a Vase (series), 2012 Inks, Collage Image Approx 3 X 3 Inches © artist
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Land and Light (series), 2012 Ink,S W/C, Collage On Paper Smallish © artist
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Horizons series 2012, March 2012 Van Dyck Crystals, Ink Small, Maybe 3 X 5 Inches © artist
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Woking
Birth year
1959
Lives in
Yatton, Herefordshire
Works in
Yatton
Schools
Ashford Grammar School for Girls
Representing galleries
Old Forge Gallery, Eardisley, Herefordshire, Blue-Ginger, Cradley, Worcs., Brockhampton , Old Forge Gallery, Eardisley, Herefordshire ; also in several events venues, incl. Lemore Manor, Eardisley, The Colloquy, Lyonshall, Herefordsh, Apple Store Gallery
Tags
Rural mixed-media, swift, Direct, free, evocative, romantic, peaceful, dynamic mixed-media landscape, mixed-media, landscape, modern, traditional, figurative
Statement

I am a Marcher artist, working in rural Herefordshire, on the  borderland with Wales and Shropshire;  it is a landscape full of history, myth and legend, and also full of wild flowers, native trees and sheep.  The shapes of the land, trees and sky inform my work, whether I am  in  traditional mode or freer and more experimental.  I try only to use natural materials, including watercolour, van Dyck crystals (burnt walnut husk), pigments, beeswax and seasalt for their resist and dispersal qualities; and I am also using more ethically sourced and recycled papers in my work.  I recently started using acrylics,  though I prefer natural colours, but I can see the attraction for the versatility;  Collage and earth pigments are two current favourite media.

I have learnt to paint through determination, perseverance, hard work, trial and error.  I have no formal training. 

I also curate  events; FOUR WOMEN FROM THE MARCHES, where I was joined by Anthea Stilwell, Maggi Denaro and Julienne Braham, as the indoor two dimensional exhibition to complement the second Showborough House Affordable Garden Sculpture Exhibition.  I am on the h.Art, Herefordshire Art Week Steering Group,  this September I hold my 9th Open Studio in September....  last year I received nearly  300 visitors to my home .. encouraging, enjoyable and exhausting!  As a self -taught artist, it has taken many years to build up a sufficient level of both skill and confidence, but  one of my lifelong dreams was fulfilled several years ago when I was invited to hold a solo show, Wayfaring, at the Radnorshire Museum in Llandrindod Wells.  Past highlights include 'Treescapes'. a six man show at Pontypool Museum opened by the photographer Archie Miles, and two charity shows, Art for Your Sake, Macmillan at The Colloquy, in February 2010, and Art at No. 10, Brecon, both of which I also curated. I am a regular participant at the  Palace Art Fest in the Bishop's Palace, Hereford, Art@The Granary at Lingen, with the Artistic Director of Opera Project, Richard Studer.  As a  prolific artist, I can provide a full, cohesive solo show at a moment's notice, but I do prefer to be invited with a little more time. 

2012 was a busy year,  including numerous group shows, featured artist spots (Roses and Fishes Ludlow, over the Fringe Festival, Blue Ginger Gallery Cradley) and solo shows at Ludlow Assembly Rooms and Mistletoe House, near Presteigne. In August I show again at The Granary in SEVEN ARTISTS@THEGRANARY In September I hold my 9th Open Studio for Herefordshire Art Week.   In October I took part in a group show for Beckford Fine Art at Ludlow Castle, and December once again ran the Art at No. 10 Show at The Struet, Brecon.

In May 2011,  I co-curated The Maggie's Spring Art Show for Maggie's, the cancer support charity, which raised a magnificent £30,000 for the Maggie's Centre in Cheltenham.   We  displayed  the work of  80 artists, printmakers, potters and sculptors, both from the region and beyond, in two magnificent converted barns at Lyde Arundel, Hereford.

This August, I take part in art@attheGranary, Lingen, as part of the Presteigne Music Festival .. our show draws on the music of Sibelius as a springboard this year.  Following the success of the first show  in October 2013.I have been invited to curate the second OUT OF NATURE SCULPTURE EXHIBITION at Newport House, Almeley in Herefordshire, supporting the charity The Cart Shed.  This brings together nearly 40 sculptors of regional, national and itnernational standing in the magnificent grounds of Newport House.  Before that, I open my own studio for the 12th time for HEREFORDSHIRE ART WEEK, September 12-20.  I am also showing work in two lovely group church shows .. SMAAAK, Kingsland, venue 49, and venue 27, in the Church of St Mary Magdalene at Eardisley.

I  run teaching sessions, both for individuals and groups; my aim is to encourage and empower participants to take the plunge and explore their own creativity.  It is very exciting to see people release their artistic inhibitions, often arising from early school days and a formidable art teacher telling them they were no good!

 

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