About the Artist

Artist statement and CV

My paintings are seascapes and skyscapes inspired by the colour and atmosphere of the coast. I paint to create a minimalist experience of that place at that time. Each painting is a real place, filtered through my abstraction. In constrast the drawings are detailed geological forms, started with reference to a site or sample then extended into pleasing pattern and line.

The artworks aim for an impression of something familiar yet out of reach, landscape with overwhelming sensations of light, space or texture. This, to me, is the new sublime. In modern culture little gives us the same sense of true awe that the historic sublime of paintings of the wilderness and unknown lands had in their day. So instead I take the sea that I see every day and remove traces of us - leaving only potential for interpretation.

Photograph by Andrew Shaylor


An American-British artist, I identify very strongly with the British tradition for landscape and seascape painting while still retaining a certain "midwestern" eye for landscape with flat perspective and vast open spaces. I was born in Chicago, moved to Scotland in my early 20s, and became a British citizen in my 40s. In London, I studied painting and printmaking privately with an artist in Greenwich. I now work from my studio in Scarborough, Yorkshire.
My work has been shown at galleries across the country and is collected internationally. I’ve had to honour to exhibit with the Pastel Society, Royal Society of Marine Artists, the National Maritime Museum, Dulwich Picture Gallery, at the Derwent Art Prize, and galleries on Cork Street. Projects have included astronomy drawing workshops with the Essex Wildlife Trust, a drawing residency on the New Jersey coast, painting residency on the Newfoundland coast, and time at the National Maritime Museum using their historic Camera Obscura.
I am a listed artist in the UK on AXIS (www.axisweb.org.uk) and a member of DACS.

Photograph by Tessa Bunney

Saltwick: An artist's notebook; published by Grejczik Gallery, 2016
Scenes of Art & Science; published by Grejczik Gallery, 2015
East Coast art: Rock, Paper, Pencil; [Link to article] feature in Yorkshire Post, 2015
Sea, Sky and Stone; Artist sketchbook, 2014
On Sublimity and Synaesthesia, Stephen Baycroft, 2013
UKHandmade [Link to article] - The road less travelled
Be Smart About Art - 10 questions with artist Tina Mammoser [Link to article]


Solo exhibitions
Aug 2016    Light, Grejczik Gallery
Feb 2016    Sea & Stone, new paintings for Scarborough Coastival, Grejczik Gallery
July 2015    Dogger, Grejczik Gallery, Scarborough
Mar 2012    Testing the Sublime Limits of Vision, NoFormat Gallery, London
Mar 2010    Dark, Paul McPherson Gallery, London
Apr 2009    2.73 Miles, Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire
Sep 2008    The English Coast Project paintings, ArtDog
Mar 2007     Gold, silver and sea, Lomas, Crouch End London
Sep 2006    Cinemascapes, commission for Greenwich Picturehouse 1st anniversary
Oct 2004    Defined Undefined, Stark Gallery London
Jul 2004, “Purple Landscapes”, feature at Skylark 2 Gallery
Dec 2003, “Colour of Space”, Limelight Gallery
Jan 2003, “From the Quaggy to Lake Michigan”, Blackheath Halls
Aug 2002, “Tidal”, Theatre by the Lake, Keswick
Mar 2002, “Living Water”, The Studio, Beckenham
Oct 2001, “Tides & Textures”, Stark Gallery, Lee Green, London

Group and juried exhibitions
Feb 2017 Two woman exhibition in support of HLGBT York, John Cooper Theatre
Jan-Mar 201 East Coast Open, Scarborough Museums Trust
Jan-Mar 2017 To Please a Few, Cupola Contemporary Art, Sheffield
Jul-Aug 2016  Woodend Summer Open, Woodend Creative, Scarborough
July 2016 Platform Open Arts, Morphets of Harrogate
June 2016 Whitby Art Fair, The Pavilion, Whitby
June 2016 Mycelium, AppleStore Gallery, Hereford
Aug-Sep 2015  Wish You Were Here, Woodend Creative, Scarborough
Jun 2015 3 Views, Grejczik Gallery, Scarborough
Jan-Mar 2015 East Coast Open, Scarborough Museums Trust
Nov-Dec 2014 Drawing: The Probity of Art, Palace Hub Gallery, Redcar
Mar 2014 Spring Exhibition, Blackheath Gallery, London    
Oct 2013 Art.Science.Gallery, Austin, TX, USA    
Oct 2013 Home: Contemporary Female Masters, Sofia Gallery, Bulgarian Embassy    
Sep 2013 Derwent Art Prize, Mall Galleries, London    
Jan 2013 AmericanBrits, two-artist show, Gallery 27, Cork Street, London    
2008-2013 Various seasonal group exhibitions, Blackheath Gallery
2008-2012 Annual Cork Street Open Exhibition for Charity, The Gallery on Cork Street
Mar-Apr 2011 Venice, Blackheath Gallery
Dec-Jan 2011 Quay Arts Open, Isle of Wight
May 2010 Dulwich Open House, represented by ArtDog London
April 2010 South London Women Artists, Bankside Gallery, London
July 2008 Coastlines, group show at Masham Gallery
Dec 2007 London Lesbian Artists, Pierre Garroudi Gallery, London Bridge
Sept 2007 Kaupthing Singer and Friedlander / Sunday Times Watercolour Exhibition
Jun-Jul 2007 Summer Exhibition, Stark Gallery Canterbury
Mar 2007 “Coastlines”, Artshed Gallery, Dorest
Jul 2006 Summer Exhibition, Dulwich Picture Gallery
Jul 2006 Salon des Refuses, Jeannie Avent Gallery, Dulwich
Spring 2006 “Bliss”, Will’s Art Warehouse
Jan 2005 "New Discoveries", Great Expectations Gallery
Fall 2004 “Escape”, Will’s Art Warehouse
Fall 2004 Autumn exhibition, Stark Gallery Canterbury
July 2003 “Pride in the House”, Lauderdale House
Oct 2002 Royal Society of Marine Artists, Mall Galleries
Feb 2002 Pastel Society, Mall Galleries
2001 “A Sea of Faces”, Queen’s House, National Maritime Museum

Residencies and Projects
Apr 2015     Colour in Art and Planets, Hubble 25th Anniversary talk, EWT Thurrock
2013-2014    Series of Astronomy and Art talks, Essex Wildlife Trust, Thurrock Thameside
Jan 2012    Artist in Residence, Ocean Grove, NJ, USA, sponsored by collector
Feb 2002    Artist in Residence, Pouch Cove, Newfoundland
Mar 2002    Camera Obscura project and exhibition, Royal Observatory, Greenwich

Other selected events & fairs

Affordable Art Fair, London (2002-4, 2008, 2011, 2013-2017)
North Yorkshire Open Studios (2015, 2017)
Urban Art, Deptford (2003-2012)
Second Floor Studio & Art, Open studios (2010-2012)
Featured in “FaceJacker”, Channel 4, filmed in Blackheath Gallery
Fulham Palace Art Fair (2010, 2011)
Greenwich Open Studios (2008, 2009)
The Northern Art Fair, Harrogate (2008)
Chelsea Art Fair (2008)
Charity art auction in benefit of The Medical Foundation (torturecare.org) (2008)
National Society Annual Exhibition, Whitely’s, London (2001-2005)
Lee Green Open Studios, London (2001-2007)
Glasgow Art Fair (2004, 2005)
Art Ireland (2003-2005)

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