About Haidee-jo

  Awarded Artist of the Year 2012 by the Society of All Artists and one of the few artists chosen by the BBC to paint the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Pageant from the Millennium bridge, Haidee-Jo is a full-time professional artist known for painting landscapes and seascapes 'en plein air'.                            

   

  Her work can be seen regularly at the Mall galleries London where she exhibits with the Royal Society of Marine Artists, the New English Art Club and the Royal Institute of Oil painters of which she is a full member. Haidee-Jo writes regularly for The Artist magazine and has recently started work on her first book on oil painting with Search Press, having previously produced a large body of work for the Encyclopaedia of Watercolour Techniques. In recent years she has been invited to take part in UK and international plein air events whilst winning many prizes for her work which features fresh and vibrant brushwork coupled with keen drawing and observational skills, resulting in paintings that glow with light and sing with colour.    

 

  Haidee-Jo gained a degree in illustration following an art foundation course and graduated in 1994. She has been exhibiting and teaching ever since, in recent years having cut back on teaching commitments to focus on painting. She believes very much in continuing to grow and develop all the while striving to express her personal voice in paint and to do so more and more succinctly.  

   

  In June 2014 Haidee-Jo was awarded the £1800 The Artist purchase prize with her painting 'Sails up in harbour', a prestigious award selected by Ken Howard OBE RA. In September she won the £5000 Buxton Spa prize for her plein air painting ‘Walking through buttercups’, and in October won the first prize of £1000 for her painting ‘Work to be done, Elm Hill’ at Paint Out Norwich. In June 2015 she has been awarded the Great Art Award by The Artist magazine in association with Patchings for her painting ‘The thaw, Drove allotments’ and in June 2016 for her painting 'The old milking parlour'.

awards

June 2016 Winner of the Great Art Award at Patchings art centre/The Artist exhibition

June 2015 Winner of the Great Art Award at Patchings art centre/The Artist exhibition

October 2014 Winner of the £1000 first prize at the first Paint Out Norwich selected UK plein air event 

October 2014 £200 Rosemary brushes bouquet at A brush with the broads UK plein air event 

September 2014 The Buxton Spa prize plein air competition £5000 first prize winner

June 2014 The Artist £1800 purchase prize award selected by Ken Howard RA

June 2014 The Artist exhibition award at Patchings art centre/The Artist exhibition

June 2014 The £250 Pro Arte award at Patchings art centre/The Artist exhibition

April/May Plein Air Salon contest winner of 'best water' category

December 2013 Making A Mark Award for best painting of a place on an art blog 2013

June 2013 ‘Chicken huts in the snow’ awarded the £250 Royal Talens prize in the professional artist category of the annual Patchings/ The Artist exhibition.

May 2013 ‘View from the restroom’ wins Honourable mention award at the Cape San Blas plein air Quick Draw.

December 2012 Winner of the £200 Royal Institute of Oil painters portrait painting event evening. Grateful thanks to Winsor & Newton for the prize.

December 2012 Winner of the Making a Mark plein air plus blog award.

December 2012 Winner of The Artist magazine charity Christmas card competition.

June 2012 Patchings art festival and ‘The Artist’ exhibition ‘Painting from the model’ awarded the  £250 Pro Arte prize.

April 2012 Awarded ‘Artist of the Year 2012’ by the SAA, Society of All Artists £2000 prize

March 2012 Sleaford Art Event featured artist and winner of painting challenge 

2006 Awarded finalist in the Young Artist’s award, Royal Institute of Oil Painters.

2005 Finalist in Young Artist’s award, Royal Institute of Oil painters

2005 Winner of first prize in the professional category at the Willoughby Memorial Trust open exhibition.

1998 Awarded prize in the Young Artists Award, Royal Institute of Oil Painters. Grateful thanks to Winsor & Newton for the prize

1997 Awarded prize in the Young Artists award at the Royal Institute of Oil Painters exhibition. Grateful thanks to Winsor & Newton for the prize.

1994 Winner of The Big Breakfast portrait competition

Royal Institute of Oil Painters portrait evening 2012
Royal Institute of Oil Painters portrait evening 2012