About me

Nature feeds my soul and sparks my imagination.

You’ll find me out and about in every season - armed with my camera, curiosity and a sense of adventure: walking, watching, gazing.  Noticing shapes, lines, patterns, adjacent colours, shades, hues; scents, textures, movement and sound.  I listen to trees chatter and to running water.  I talk to the birds, watch passing clouds, stargaze and smile at the moon.

Expressing feelings and emotions.

Choosing colours and gestures to capture what I have seen or experienced, I create original abstracts for you to collect as paintings or prints.

Any captured moment, image or recollection may be present, as I work in the studio. One never knows what will happen inside that precious space.

The best that can happen is that a piece resonates with you; inspires you to look again, and maybe for you to see differently.  Always with appreciation, affection and amazement for the beauty of what is all around us - in nature, and in every one of us.

 

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I'm currently working on 'Scattered Thoughts' - the 'working title' of an artist book which weaves threads through the forest, the year and the seasons, using letters from the Tree Alphabet - celebrating the forest as the original place of spirit, worship and meaning.

 

This is turning out a little differently to what I expected - which is what I expected!

 

I have written a poem for each letter/word, and am about to start working on the paintings.

 

My studio is situated in South West France, south of Bergerac, in one of the bastides.

 

To keep up with me, and see works in progress, do join my mailing list and you'll receive the monthly newsletter.

 

Always observing, thinking and imagining, I have work in private collections in the UK, Belgium, Denmark, France,Germany and the U.S.

 

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Ruth Dent standing in front of Serenade - Yellow and Blue