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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 from around the World.

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 became an Associate Member of the Society of Equestrian Artists in 2018.  I have exhibited with the UK Pastel Society and was a finalist in the Artist and Illustrator’s ‘Artist of the Year’ competition 2017 and 2018, exhibiting at the Mall Galleries in London.
Forthcoming exhibitions include;
RHS Rosemoor Art Fair 7 – 23 September
Big Colyton Art Show 12 – 14 October
Torbay Art Show 12 – 14 October,,

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. 


  • ‘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
  • Had dreams about pastels last night after having the privilege to visit Unison Colour and see the production process of their beautiful handmade soft pastels. These are some of the natural pigments that they use, from all over the world, to create their magic #unisoncolour #lovemyjob #pastelartist #pastel #pastelpainting #rebeccademendonca #colour #colours #northumberland #artistsoninstagram #arts #drawing #drawingwithcolor
  • Just had the most exciting time visiting Unison Colour where our beautiful pastels are made by hand from natural pigments. After wanting to go for nearly 30 years it completely surpassed my expectations, thank you so much @cathi.dixon and @unisoncolour for showing us the magic that you create. #unisoncolour #pastel #handmade #naturalpigments #colour #colours #artistsoninstagram #painting #northumberland #tooexcitedforwords #lovemyjob

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.