Art inspired by the Helford River

Welcome to my website showcasing original art inspired by the beautiful Cornish coast, particularly the idyllic creeks around the Helford River which I am fortunate to call home. I work mainly in oils, both in the studio and plein air. Click on a painting below to see more, or also explore the sections at the top to see all my paintings - including currently available Helford paintings. The section called "Recent work" contains all my sold paintings. 

Latest News 

My next exhibition will be for Cornwall Open Studios where I am looking forward to welcoming people to see my work where I create it. This year I am very excited to be part of the Helford Artists Collective art trail of six artists all based in Mawnan Smith, inspired by this beautiful area. Find out more details on Open Studios here. You can also see my Exhibitions page for all 2024 listings.

I am a proud member of the wonderful network of female artists called Prime Women Artists - their new website is now up and running here:

I have a new outlet on Falmouth High Street for my work, the lovely Inspire Makers shop and gallery. They now have a few of my "Odes to the coast" available to view and buy. And the equally lovely Oystercatcher also have several paintings available, they are further up on the main street. 

Limited edition archive quality giclee prints are new for 2024, starting with "Frenchman's Creek dusk" 

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