Haidee-Jo Summers ROI RSMA

English plein air and studio painter

"What I love about your light is that you feel it emotionally as well as seeing it with your eyes. Wonderful stuff"

“My work is a celebration of the effects of light revealed in rich and vibrant oil paint using my personal visual language of fresh and direct brushmarks. Painting en plein air is central to my practice, and I travel to seek new experiences and fresh inspiration to feed back into my studio work. I have a particular love of coastal locations and gardens, allotments and interiors, favouring intimate and busy subjects over grand vistas.

I strive for simplicity and economy and to make every mark count, walking the fine line between shape and suggestion.”

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Original oil paintings 

"To love a painting is to feel that this presence is... not an object but a voice." Andre Malraux


For information about purchasing a painting and to see what's currently available in the studio please see the Available paintings page. For links to the wonderful UK galleries who stock my work, workshop organisers and recommended materials and products take a look at the Links page here.

Paintings of the month December 2019

Every penny of the sale price of my paintings of the month this month will be donated to UK charities helping the homeless.

Please click on the images below for further information and to purchase.




Christmas at the Abingdon Arms £295 (for the month of December only)
Christmas at the Abingdon Arms £295 (for the month of December only)
Corrugated metal, sheds and the beast £150 (for the month of December only)
Corrugated metal, sheds and the beast £150 (for the month of December only)

Painting holiday to Provence 2020

Painting in Provence, an exclusive trip organised with The Artist magazine


Would you like to come and paint with me in Provence? From the 28th June to the 6th July 2020 I'll be leading a painting trip to L'isle sur la Sorgue - the 'Venice' of Provence - timed to coincide with the lavender fields being in bloom. We will be painting the Provencal landscapes, Luberon hill top villages and lavender fields. The charming market town of L'Isle sur la Sorgue lies on an island in the River Sorgue. Encircled by canals and the river it is known as the 'Venice' of Provence. There are many old water wheels and bridges. Our accommodation is a small 4* hotel in the centre of town, and we will be travelling from London to Avignon by Eurostar train for a relaxing journey.


Find out more and book a place on this trip here



2019 and 2020 workshop schedule

Please see the workshops page for details of my 2019 workshop, demo and painting holiday schedule.