Wendy is an award winning landscape painter from Norfolk in the UK.
The British coastline, countryside and the power of nature inspire her work as well as the urban footprint we leave on the earth. She paints in different media including traditional egg tempera.
Her paintings are held in both private and public collections including HM Queen and The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital . She has taken part in Sky Arts, Landscape Artist of the Year, as a wildcard
They say all paths lead to home. Mine certainly has.
Back in 2003 I was at a crossroads. I was recovering from cancer, had a young family and a renewed passion for life. I wanted to channel that energy. I made a plan to go back to college and retrain but I couldn't decide on what for a long time. Courses that appealed were either access to Art which I had always loved or Science with a nursing module. I chose the latter, because I wanted to pay it forward and ended up with a 1st class honours degree in Adult nursing.
However during my nurse training I also started to learn how to paint using art as a way to relax and process my thoughts on personal experiences nursing the sick and elderly, life and the world in general. Things just progressed from there. In the end I got to do both. Its changed my view on the world. When you see how someone can be here one moment and gone the next you recognise how precious life is and appreciate every moment. I want to celebrate life and the journey each of us is on and I think this feeds into my artworks
Painting nature and local landscapes allows me to connect to and explore our relationship with nature and wonder at its fragile beauty and diversity. Sometimes the muse in me is attracted to the strange and unusual. The man made planted in nature, that was once out of place, but now as it decays becomes part of the environment and absorbed back into the earth. Things that you look at every day but never really see. They capture a moment time and tell a story of us. Of the world around us, our place in it and the endless cycle of Life, death and rebirth.
01/02/21 Black and White semi-Annual Exhibition, Camelback Gallery
NHS heroes painting, Claire, Bronze Award
22/10/20 Society of East Anglian Watercolourist Open Exhibition 2020. Painting 'Were the Light Falls' awarded The Cambridge District Art Circle Award for unique composition.
Judges, Lilas August RI, John Crossley VPRWS, Julia Sorrell RI, Richard Sorrell PPRWS, RBA, NEAC
30/09/20 Visual Arts In the Open 2020. Ditched Painting in traditional egg tempera, Highly commended artist.
Judges, Richard Hopkinson BA, Dr Jeremy Turner BA (hons) Lisa Edwards MA, Emma Rodgers, MA , Fellowship at John Moores university Sculptor. Phil Redmond CBE, Alexis Redmond MBE, Laura O'Hare Director of Chester Art Fair and Visual Artists Association, David Kereszteny- Lewis, Artist and Director of Visual Arts at Grange School.Shirley Anne O' -Neill (MA) Director of visual arts Association and Visual Art Open.
30/10/12019 Paint out Norfolk Gardens, Juried en plein air completion 2019 . Artworks , 'Reflection', 'switching on the fountain' and 'The end of Summer' voted 2nd, 3rd and Joint 4th public's favourite painting
01/10/2019 A brush with The Broads, En plein air competition 2019 'Tanglewood' Awarded 1st prize, for quick draw round, by public vote.
06/07/2019 Paint out Norfolk, Juried en Plein air competition 2019. 'Hidden in Shade' Awarded 1st prize, mixed media Category.
Judges:Sainsburies Centre Director Professor Paul Greenhalgh and eminent plein air artist George Rowlett
Shortlisted and selected Exhibitions
24/07/21-31/07/21 Holt Art Festival, Sir John Hurts Art Prize.
'As Above So below' shortlisted
17/05/21-12/09/21 East Anglian Art Fund, Somewhere unexpected Exhibition. Norwich Castle Open Art Show.
'Man Cave' selected for exhibition. Exhibition selected by , Amanda Geitner, Dr Rosy Gray, Henry Jackson Newcomb and Danny Keen.
15/04/21 Royal society of British Artist Annual Exhibition 2021
'As Above, so Below' accepted into the RBA annual exhibition
Mall Galleries in London.
25/09/20 Sir John Hurts Art Prize 2020. Urban Foot Print , Short list and Final Shortlist.
Judges, Award winning artist, Susan Gunn, Adrian Hill, publisher and gallery owner, Architectural art historian, Nichola Johnson.
28/10/2019 Institute of East Anglian Artist Open Exhibition 2019 . Artwork 'Summer Fruits' selected for exhibition.
01/04/2019 Visual Arts In the Open,Art competition. Entry, 'SunRaze' selected for second round of judging.
12/04/2019 Jackson's Art supplies Competitions. Artwork 'waiting for May' selected for Long list
Public and Private Collections
Holt Ward. The Norfolk and Norwich University Trust
HRH Queen Elizabeth 2nd
The Gallery Norfolk, 3 Church Street, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9ER
The Gallery at ICE 8, High Street ,Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1LD
17/05/21-12/09/21. Somewhere Unexpected: Norwich Castle Open Art Show. East Anglian Art Fund. Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Norwich, Norfolk.NR13JU
15/04/2021- 24/04/2021. RBA annual exhibition. Mall Galleries/ Federation of British Artists.
17 Carlton House Terrace, London. SW1Y5BD
05/03/2021-14/03/2021. The Surrey Spring Online fair. Contemporary Art fairs.
22/10/2020 -12/2020 -The Society of East Anglian Watercolourists A Online Exhibition
13/11/2020-15/11/2020. Windsor Contemporary Art fairs online Exhibition.
02/10/2020-04/10/2020. The Surrey Autumn online Art Fair. Contemporary Art Fairs.
16/07/2020-23/07/2020. Paint Out Norfolk Pop up Exhibition.
The Flint Barn Cafe. Whittlingham lane , Norwich Norfolk NR14 8TR.
13/03/2020- 15/03/2021. The Surrey Contemporary Art Fair
Sandown Park Race Course, Portsmouth Road Esher, Surrey
10/05/2019- 12/04/2019. The Newbury Contemporary Art Fair, Newbury, Berkshire, UK
24/04/2019- 29/04/2019. The Spring Art Fair, Norwich Forum.
01/03/2019-03/03/2019. The secret Art Fair. The Minories Gallery , Colchester, UK
09/11/2018 - 11/09/2018: The Windsor Contemporary Art Fair.
Windsor Racecourse. Berkshire, UK
17/10/2019 - 28/10/2018: Paint out Norwich Art Exhibition.
Norwich, Cathedral Hostry. Norfolk, UK
21/09/18 - 31/010/18: The Munnings Art Museum Spirit of the Stour Paint Out exhibition,
Munnings Art Museum, Dedham, Suffolk, UK
01/09/2018 - 08/09/18: Paint out Norfolk Art Exhibition.
The Tide and Time Museum, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, UK
21/07/2018: Windsor and Eaton En Plein Air Pop up Exhibition.
Windsor town Centre, UK
11/12/2017 - 13/12/2017- Christmas Art Fair.
Norwich Forum, Norwich, Norfolk, UK
18/10/2017 - 31/10/2017 Paint out Norwich En Plein Air 2017 Exhibition.
Norwich Cathedral Hostry. Norwich, Norfolk, UK
17/09/17 Wells Paint out 2017 Pop up Exhibition.
The Buttlands, The Green, Wells on Sea, Norfolk.
15/12/2015 - 29/12/2015 The Art of Norwich Exhibition.
St Margarets Church of Art, Norwich, Norfolk, UK