Zoë was born in the Midlands and is a self taught artist who works from a small studio in Worcestershire. Whilst she has always painted, she has only started exhibiting in recent years and has gained a following wherever she has shown her work.
“Inspired by our native landscape, I try to evoke those weather filled days that we are so used to in this country. Those days that are more rain and wind than blue skies and sun.
The land and weather here in Britain have made us who we are and are intensely emotional, powerful forces that are part of our very soul.
Quickly made sketches in the field inform my paintings which are not directly representational but are a mix of responses to place, time and weather. The paintings I produce are rarely of one specific recognisable view or place but a fusion of surroundings and feelings towards that place.
I mainly paint in acrylic and on heavyweight watercolour paper with layers of colour marked through to see the workings below.
Over the years, and even more so recently, I have travelled westward to the farthest tip of west Wales, to the Pembrokeshire coast.
These travels have had a far-reaching effect on my work as I drive through the marches between England and Wales and onward with changing views of the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons before the land falls down softly, by riverside, towards the sea”.
Exhibitions and Awards for 2016
Purple Gallery, Birmingham Autumn Show - August 2016
Terre Verte, Launceston, Cornwall - ‘Into the West’ July 2016
Little Buckland Gallery, Broadway - ‘Broadway Arts Festival Open’ June 2016
- awarded ‘Very Highly Commended’
NGS Open Garden, Bredenbury, Hereford - June 2016
Purple Gallery, Birmingham - Summer Show 2016
Stratford Art Fair, Stratford upon Avon - June 2016
Purple Gallery, Birmingham - Spring Show
The Old Passage, Arlingham, Gloucestershire - ‘Seasons’ - Walking the Land Group Show
Previous Notable Exhibitions
RWA 163rd Annual Open Exhibition 2015
Art Barn, Preston Bagot, Henley in Arden - 2015 ‘A Sense of Place’
Bevere Gallery, Worcester 2014 - Solo Exhibition supporting Ceramics Now
RBSA Friends Exhibitions with 3 Highly Commended Awards for whole submissions in 2012/2013
RBSA Prize Exhibition 2013
RBSA Open All Media 2012, 2013