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.

Hello and welcome!



I'm delighted to announce that my brand new DVD 'Painting the light in oils' (APV films) is available to purchase now, either as an actual DVD or via digital streaming which is such a convenient way to view these days. Click on 'Painting DVDs' in the menu to find out more.

I hope you'll enjoy it!


New small paintings are available to collect now from trips I've been able to enjoy this year.

Click on 'Available paintings' to view the new works.


I'll be a guest artist at Patchings Festival again this year, on Saturday 15th July. Hope to see you there!


My 2023 calendar is hot off the press, find yours 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


Find a painting that makes your heart sing here 




I'm delighted to say that my new book 'Plein Air painting in Oils', published by Search Press, is now available to order. I'll be sending them out from early February, you can find them here.

The first 150 to order the book from my website will be entered into a draw to win the original oil painting from the cover of the book. Good luck!


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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.