Community Action Nepal

Through selling my paintings I hope to continue to support Community Action Nepalclick here

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In November I will be trekking to EVEREST BASE CAMP with Community Action Nepal and supporting the Original Everest Marathon.
Instead of asking for sponsor money to raise funds for this very worthwhile charity, I have had calendars printed which feature some of my recent paintings of Nepal. These are for sale at £7 each (plus £1.50 p & p per calendar or £1.97 for 2 calendars).
Water -Langtang 1
Earth-Langtang 2

Himalayas Revisited
Nepal: it creeps up on you unexpectedly like an addiction and seeps into your bones staying there forever and so becomes part of you. Which is why I have created this body of work depicting the Himalayas.
From 1981- 83 I worked in Nepal as a volunteer with my husband David. We spent considerable time in remote districts on sanitation schemes.
I kept a written record of this time as well as photographs and sketches which I used as source material for many paintings of the Himalayas and the Buddhist architecture.
Having supported the charity, Community Action Nepal, I was invited to exhibit at their Mountain Arts Festival in Cumbria. This led to the opportunity to revisit Nepal in April 2017. Trekking in a remote region and then spending over a week by myself in a small mountain village was the highlight of my trip. I was able to sketch and paint and have used these close observations of the mountains to develop paintings in different ways.
So, oils for drama and atmosphere; acrylics for experimenting, lots of colours; watercolours, inks and a very messy sink and the surprise of the unexpected, letting the materials take control and knowing when to stop! I hope in some way I have managed to capture the atmosphere and splendour of this wonderful place.
After returning I had six large paintings accepted for the Great North Art Show in Ripon Cathedral, which was a huge honour and privilege.

I can’t wait to go back to Nepal again very soon!