Hi, I’m Fiona.
I’m a Pennine artist painting colourful, textured oils. I’m inspired by the wild outdoors, freedom and adventure. I paint seascapes and racing action; mountain, moorland and forest landscapes.
I discovered sailing in 2005, going straight in with offshore racing, and the excitement and colour of that inspired me to switch to painting in oils from watercolours.
I try to capture the roller-coaster atmosphere of ocean racing from an unusual, on-board perspective. The raw power and beauty of the sea fascinates me, along with the interplay of light and the challenge of capturing light reflected in water.
My first love was mountains, and I still enjoy painting the Pennine moorland close to home, and the many moods of the wild places I travel to.
I studied art at school and continued to draw and paint watercolour animals and landscapes and exhibit occasionally, but did not pursue it as a career until I moved to Hebden Bridge in 2006.
I came back to Yorkshire after circumnavigating the globe in the 2007-08 Clipper Round The World Yacht Race and started renting studio space, painting and exhibiting more regularly.
As well as a growing local and national reputation, I am steadily building international interest in my work. I have sold paintings to collectors all over the UK and as far afield as New Zealand.
Thanks for taking time to view my work. If you’d like any more information, or are interested in a commissioning a painting, please contact me.