Wednesday, 9 August 2017



My final paintings showed in the end of year Foundation show at The Royal Drawing School featured three morose girls who live in the mirror. Each part of the triptych is a window into a distorted world, boxed in by its glass edges. Trapped there live three bored, sunburnt girls who play idly with things they have found, waiting for something to happen. Sometimes they sulkily edge into one another’s frames when the others aren’t looking. 

 Detail of triptych

 Studio space
Dusky fox girl

Artist Residency at Dumfries House, Scotland

Our foundation course got to visit Dumfries for a week of en plein air in the greenhouses, fields and gardens, despite two days of torrential rain. We were painting outside everyday: River-paddling, roses, rain and red oil paint on my best coat for which I will never forgive Jack.

Jack in the greenhouse

Rose Garden


Homage to my cactus plants which will probably die this summer from neglect.

This is a small plastic toy of mine with really soft bright blue hair, on which I used to scrawl angry messages in gel pen when I was sulking as a child. It is a small oil sketch on canvas.


The Accidental by Ali Smith 
Perfume by Peter Suskind 
The Improbability of Love by Hannah Rothschild 
The Summer Book by Tove Jansson 
The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
I Love Dick by Chris Kraus
Vanity Fair by William Thackeray 
Women, Art And Society by Whitney Chadwick   (currently reading)


Stay cool this summer