Fiona Graduated with a BA (Hons) in Illustration and Moving Image design from the University of East London
which lead to both Illustration commissions and a career in broadcasting.
She trained at the BBC before moving to SKY television in London as a Graphic Designer and Art Director
for several different television channels. It was her passion for drawing in particular however,
that remained a constant feature in her life and a release from the pressures of deadlines and live broadcasting.
Fiona returned to her native North East in 2002 to take up a teaching post at Newcastle College,
were she taught the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design for 13 years, specialising in Graphic Design and Drawing.
Community art classes in Drawing and Pastel began in 2013,
which Fiona now combines with her own Creative Practice, specialising in soft pastel work.
Her fascination with capturing or depicting movement remains a thread in her pastel work
which is often a personal response to physical and emotional aspects of being outside in the landscape.
Colour, structure, texture and light remain constant themes within a variety of subject matters
in which weather, temperature and a sense of space often feature.
Fiona’s work has been exhibited at galleries and venues across the North East, Scotland, Yorkshire
and Lancashire for the past few years and she now has her own range of limited edition giclee prints.
“I love the flexibility of working with pastel.
There are so many different ways of applying and working with this fabulous medium
that provides opportunities for both drawing and pastel painting.
I find the immediacy of application and richness of colour exciting. I am constantly learning and exploring.”
Fiona has been working with Northumberland based Unison Colour as one of their Associate Artists.
Now a recognised pastel specialist, Fiona has a varied programme of Workshops and regular classes at Fine House Farm,
where she is now Artist in Residence, which will run alongside her Creative Practice.
When not painting, Fiona enjoys running, baking cakes and writing her blog adventuresindrawing.wordpress.com
To Buy or Order
Limited Edition Giclee Prints click on each image for information and price. Contact Fiona for information and prices of original pastel paintings. Payment can be via Paypal/ credit card or cheque. Fiona will email an acknowledgement to you once your order has been received. Giclee prints are all signed and accompanied by a Certificate of Authentication. Other sizes are available and can be ordered from Fiona. Please allow up to 2 weeks for prints to arrive from ordering.
Please note that original pastel paintings cannot be posted and must be collected or delivery arranged with Fiona.