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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 was 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
Dartmoor Artists, Ashburton, July/August 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. 


  • If you feel like an artistic treat during the month of May then hurry down to Delamore Arts in Cornwood, Devon, to see their annual exhibition. I was delighted to be selected as one of the artists this year as the standard of work is just amazing! I got so excited at the private view that I forgot to take any photos. 
There are paintings, indoor and outdoor sculpture to see in their beautiful house and gardens. 
Absolutely worth a visit!
This is one of mine, ‘As Far as the Eye Can See’ #delamorearts #artindevon #southwestartist #dartmoor #rocks #thegreatoutdoors #pastelartist #unisoncolour #artspectrum
  • I was lucky enough last year to be commissioned to paint Cooley Master Class, who has just won the Kentucky Three Day Event for the second year running with Oliver Townend. Congratulations to Oliver, Angela his owner, and the team! When I went up to Shropshire to sketch and photograph Cooley Master Class, I was bowled over by his gentle character, intelligence and the depth of his eyes. I could have looked into them all day. He was a perfect gentleman, and it was hard to tear myself away. What a superstar! #olivertownend #equestrianart #equestrian #threedayeventing #pastelartist #pastelpainting #unisoncolour #artspectrum #horseportrait #animalportrait #olivertownendofficial
  • ‘A Place of Peace’, one of my new series of Cathedral paintings. This one is inspired by a wonderful photo taken by @nelwhatmore when she was in St Stephens Cathedral in Vienna. Thanks Nel xx I used Unison pastels, charcoal and Conte crayon on Colourfix primer. Loving the @unisoncolour Midnight 8 set of darker darks, which really help to create the atmosphere  #cathedrals #unisoncolour #atmosphere #architecture #pastelartist #charcoaldrawing #darkandlight #tonalcontrast #beautifullight #statues #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.