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About me & my work

I am an artist based near Exeter, in the South West of England, inspired by horses and people, and the dramatic landscape around me. I paint to capture a moment in time, and what it feels like to be there, breathing life and energy into my subjects. I am happy to undertake commissions.

Come and take a look here at my original pastels and prints, and find out about my courses in the UK and Italy, my writing and videos or shop for pastel sets and more.

News and Exhibitions

I am thrilled to be shortlisted for the Artist and Illustrator’s ‘Artist of the Year’ 2019, and became an Associate Member of the Society of Equestrian Artists in 2018.  My work can be seen all year at Wildwood Arts Gallery in Devon.
Exhibitions in the diary so far include;
Artists of the Year, Mall Galleries 25th Feb to 2nd March 2019
Delamore Arts, Devon, May 2019
Doddiscombsleigh Art Fair, Oct 2019
Wildwood Arts, Horrabridge, Devon, all year round
Please get in touch if you would like to come and visit my studio, I welcome visitors, but please make an appointment first!

Original pastels

Originals are for sale, click on the image for details of how to buy.


Commission your own unique and personal piece of art, perhaps to mark a special occasion. I can work from good quality photographs along with information about the personality of my subject. A commissioned painting will be treasured for many years.

Courses and videos

Learn more about pastels in depth, and spend time developing your own art in lovely surroundings. We have one day Studio Courses and New Pastel School Courses in which I share my enthusiasm for this versatile medium with inspiring pastel artist Nel Whatmore. Also online tuition and videos to download. 


  • Last year, I was thrilled to be asked to capture the amazing Cooley Master Class, the highly successful  event horse ridden by Oliver Townend. Last year they won the Kentucky three day event. I have had to keep this secret for months as it was a surprise Christmas pressie for his lovely owner. Thank you Louise! #cooleymasterclass #equestrian #horsesofinstagram #threedayeventing #equestrianart #equestrianartist #kentucky #kentuckythreedayevent #eventing #unisoncolour #artspectrum #pastelpainting #pastel
  • Delighted that ‘Big Hair in Barcelona’, my little colour sketch, has been chosen for the ‘Artists of the Year’ Exhibition at the Mall Galleries next month. It’s a competition run by Artists and Illustrators Magazine, when their website goes live I’ll post a link-you’ll get  a chance to vote for your favourite piece. This is my third year of getting shortlisted, hurray! #happynewyear #aoty #unisonpastels #unisoncolour #barcelona #red #colourfix #streetscene #figurativepainting #artistsoninstagram #britishart #britishartist #urbansketch #perspective
  • ‘A Steadying Hand’, one of my pieces at the Wildwood Arts Dartmoor Gallery Winter Exhibition, on now until Christmas. It was a very wild night indeed for the Private View, almost didn’t get there! The quality of work in this show is amazing, if you can’t get there then take a look at the website. Www.wildwoodartsdartmoor.co.uk @wildwood_arts_dartmoor #wildwoodartsdartmoor #devonartist #artistsoninstagram #artforsale #equestrian #equestrianart #horseart #horse #horsesofinstagram #horseracing #exeterraces #pastel #unisoncolour #pastelpainting #thenewpastelschool

Prints, cards & more

Limited Edition Prints, small signed prints, and greetings cards are all available to buy online. My book ‘Pastels for the Absolute Beginner’ will be published by Search Press early next year and available here.

Pastel sets

Our New Pastel School Unison pastel sets are now available to buy online.  We have chosen these unique ranges of Unison pastels with great care in response to demand from students over the years. Starter sets, Landscape, Animals, Portrait and Floral selections available.

Stay in touch

I’ll keep you posted about recent work
and upcoming classes and courses.