Haidee-Jo Summers VPROI 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 light filled moments 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 but I am equally at home working from a model, still life or interior. I find beauty in the ordinary, mundane and intimate rather than the grand vista. Coastal locations, domestic interiors and gardens and allotments provide me with rich and endless subject material. My approach is one of simplicity and economy, striving to make every mark count in my earnest pursuance of capturing the poetry of a fleeting effect of light.

There's one here somewhere 20" x 24"
There's one here somewhere 20" x 24"

Exhibition of new work now open at the Russell Gallery, Putney, London

27th April to 20th May 2023


Please check opening hours with the gallery before making your trip as we have various bank holidays etc this month! Work can be viewed here


The Russell Gallery, 12 Lower Richmond Road, Putney

London SW15 1JP

Telephone 0208 780 5228


Hello and welcome!




Hi there!

Whether this is your first time landing here or you're a frequent visitor, I'd just like to say thank you for dropping by and I hope you enjoy my website! You're in the right place if you want to find lots of information about my work and the latest news of workshops, exhibitions and events. I have an extensive online store here selling original oil paintings, my own books, DVDs, calendars and greetings cards, all sent from the studio with love, and worldwide shipping.

If there's anything that you're looking for that you can't find feel free to drop me a line.



New for 2023 I'm working on a range of downloadable video demos, and you'll be able to find those on my website very soon. Those on my mailing list will be told as soon as they're available. 


And brand new small paintings are available to collect now from trips I've been able to enjoy this year. There are also some bargains to be had on older work that is still lovely and fresh and a treat to hang in your home.


Click on 'Available paintings' to see what I currently have in the studio.


My workshops and events page is now updated for 2023, take a look here


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Thank you as always for your support.

Stay safe and well, until we meet again xx



"Ahhh it's arrived and it made me cry with happiness. Thank you so much for creating such a beautiful painting and capturing the beauty and essence of the special place, you are incredible!" E. H


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My studio in Lincolnshire - to arrange a visit please contact me
My studio in Lincolnshire - to arrange a visit please contact me

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 Galleries and Associates page here.