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.”

Solo exhibition 2020 'Poetry of light'

February 20th - March 7th at the Russell Gallery, Putney, London SW15 1JP


A celebration of light filled moments.


Please join me for my biannual solo exhibition at the Russell Gallery, London. 

Seventy-five recent oil paintings will be on show with subjects ranging from models in my studio to Tuscan/Umbrian landscapes and still lifes and interiors, each one an earnest attempt to capture the poetry of a fleeting effect of light. 


All works in the exhibition will be shown here on my website for the duration of the exhibition for those unable to make it to see them in person. Click here to view the exhibition.


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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 FEBRuary 2020

Each month I offer for sale two paintings at a reduced price, and my newsletter subscribers are the first to know. These paintings are usually either studies or work which has come back from a gallery, and I get a chance here to shine a spotlight on them because they are great little paintings that are not being seen and enjoyed whilst hiding away in my studio. The special prices make them hard to resist and they usually get snapped up quickly so don't delay if you think you may like to own one of these... or both...



White daffodils and planter £295 (for the month of February only)
White daffodils and planter £295 (for the month of February only)
Two French hens £295 (for the month of February only)
Two French hens £295 (for the month of February only)

2020 workshop schedule

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




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