For 25 years, I have worked professionally as an artist-each day, learning something new... in Barcelona, Cádiz, Granada & Whitstable-inspiring places with fabulous light. I love to experiment with oils, acrylics, graphite, charcoal, pastels and fabrics...especially upcycled/reclaimed fabrics. My art is representative, comprising several portraits + I create monoprints, usually with thinned oil paint on glass. Often, I use intense colours, at times abandoning my brush in favour of lavish injections of paint. Despite these seemingly random acts, I am concerned with precision and emotion + a desire to create a genuine response to my subject. People I connect with, my Burmese/British heritage, environment, music and Flamenco dance...all have a huge influence on my work.
Portrait selected for special exhibition at Touchstones Gallery, Rochdale shown along with works by David Hockney and Andy Warhol.
Selected to exhibit at Compton Verney Gallery, in a special exhibition celebrating 8 years of ‘Portrait Artist of the Year’.
2020 Pre-selected for the BP Portrait award 2020
2019 Pre-selected for the New English Art Club Annual Exhibition 2019
2018 Made an honorary member of The United Society of Artists
2018 Selected to appear on Portrait Artist of the Year 2018 TV series at The Wallace Collection, London-sitter: David
2017 Selected to appear on Portrait Artist of the Year 2017 TV series at The Wallace Collection, London-sitter: Indira
2016 Portrait selected for The Mall Galleries (Society of Women Artists Annual Exhibition)
2016 6 paintings selected for the UA Bankside Exhibition
2015 Promoted to full member of the UA (The United Society of Artists)
2014 Painting: 'Panuelo' selected for front cover of Ingenue Art Magazine, Spring
2014 Designed and created Sevillana dress wins 1st prize at The London Feria, Pimlico
2014 Painting selected for The Society of Women Artists Annual Exhibition at The Mall Galleries
2014 Portrait pre-selected for The Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition 2014
2013 Painting selected for The Society of Women Artists Annual Exhibition at The Mall Galleries
2012 Pre-selected for The Threadneedle Prize
2008 Short/long-listed for ‘Final selection Day’, BP Portrait Awards 2008
2007 Televised by BBC2 and short-listed for The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2007
2007 3rd Prize Populo Concurso del Verano, Cádiz 2007
2005 First British artist in residence, for 4 months, Santa Catalina Fortress, Cádiz. Interviewed/televised by Canal Sur.
2002 Documented in drawings and paintings, music rehearsals and performance re Urban Voice for the Commonwealth
Studied at: Goldsmiths School of Art, London University Canterbury Christchurch University University of Kent
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