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.

Summer 2021


I'm going to be uploading a set of brand new small oil paintings to my website this week, please check back on Friday 18th June at 6.00pm if you'd like to view those. You will be able to find them on my 'Available paintings' page. 


I'm also 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. DVDs will be shipped in June. I hope you'll enjoy it!


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