top of page

Upcoming Exhibitions

If you would like to purchase any of these pieces please click on the button below

Small silverpoint drawing on paper . A portrait of a woman


10th May - 18th May at No Format Gallery, London
Private view 9th may 18.00-21.00

No Format Gallery is a multidisciplinary visual arts exhibition space in London. Every year the Second Floor Studios run an Open call and I am very pleased to have a small piece in it.
Looking back is a silverpoint drawing. I am attracted to silverpoint because it was used in renaissance drawings when lead pencils did not exist. In order to use a silverpoint the paper needs to be prepared with a gesso background and the tip of the metal (silver in this case) scratches the surface making marks. Silver point cannot be erased so there is a lot of preparation behind a drawing. One of the beautiful characteristics of silverpoint is that it oxidise with exposure to light becoming a warm golden hue.

portrait of a woman in blue pencil on transparent paper. you can see three layered portraits

Society of Women Artists

25th to 29th June 2024, Mall Galleries, London

Private view: 26th June 10.00am to 5.00pm

The Society of Women Artists is a British art body dedicated to celebrating and promoting fine art created by women. It was founded as the Society of Female Artists in 1855.

The drawing selected for this year exhibition is entitled "Not so blue" (II) and it is part of a new body of work where I give shape to my reflections on the impermanence of memory. Memories are made of subtle layers that vanish ever so imperceptibly mirroring the many subtle shifts and changes in peoples’ personalities. This portrait was painted towards the end of January and the blue symbolises the dark winter days. The memories, as they often are for me, are the light that help us go through the most difficult moments of our lives.

Work in Progress

For a while I have been reflecting on the impermanence of memory and I have been trying to find a way to express it in my drawings. I have always found that memories are layered, shifting and change every time we recall them. 

To portray this impermanence and at the same time anchor it in my personal story,  I have chosen to use architect tracing paper, a tool my father used to draw houses’ plans as an amateur draughtsman. This paper has proved itself perfect for layering imperceptibly different tones of colour to portray fleeting moments and memories and the transparent feeling of impermanence. 

Here is a preview of my new pieces, every piece is composed of multiple sheets of paper and the final composition is as laborious as drawing the images. 

The different sheets are moved around until I reach the balance I am looking for in the piece and often, some layers are discarded if the image does not  belong.

Please email me if you would like more information on this new body of work or if you would like to commission a piece.

bottom of page