The wide variety of subject matters represented in Fiona’s work reflects an on-going drive to explore and develop as an Artist. There are common threads which run throughout the work – contrasts of movement, stillness and a sense of physical space. Many pieces resonate more emotive responses, which reveal deep connections to a particular subject; the fundamentals of expressive drawing and colour always being central to their execution.
She became a full time pastel Artist in 2015 and is an Associate Artist of Northumberland based Unison Colour. She became a member of The Pastel Guild of Europe in 2019, which recognises achievement and progression in the field and elected as a juried Associate Member of the Pastel Society of America (PSA) in 2021.
Fiona exhibits her pastel work regularly both nationally and internationally. Recent exhibitions have included The Pastel Society UK, The Society for Graphic Fine Arts and The Pastel Society of America (PSA), as well as solo shows in Northumberland.
2020 The Royal Talens/Rembrandt Award for ‘Fire of The Deep’.
The Pastel Society, Mall Galleries, London. UK
2021 The Advancement of Pastel in Modernism Award for ‘Finding Honesty’.
The Pastel Society of America. National Arts Club, New York. USA