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 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.

Update on the coronavirus situation 2021; As I write this in January I'm hopeful that workshops and events which were cancelled in 2020 will be able to go ahead this summer but currently in the UK we are in a national lockdown and the situation is still very difficult. I will update my workshops page as soon as I hear news from organisers, but if you are unsure about anything please drop me a line. 


Because travel is off the menu for now I'm painting the local landscape around my studio in Lincolnshire and am really loving capturing the beautiful winter light - plus it's easy to get back home to warm up over a coffee. I'll be sharing some images of the paintings on Instagram of course so please follow me there if you can.


In other news, stay tuned for news of my new plein air painting DVD coming this spring and towards the end of the year... my second book! Thank you as always for your support.

Stay safe and well, until we meet again xx


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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 Galleries and Associates page here.

2021 workshop schedule

Please see the workshops page for details of my 2021 workshop, demo and painting holiday schedule.


 Due to coronavirus many events and workshops have been cancelled/postponed. I will be regularly updating this page but please drop me a line if in any doubt. Stay well! X