I had my debut sell-out solo show in The Greenwich Gallery in September 2021.
I am the winner of the Women in Art Emerson Award for Young Woman Artist (2021) and the Women in Art People's Vote prize (2021).
I will feature in the Royal Society of British Artists annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries 29th Feb - 9th March 2024.
I was also longlisted for the international 2023 Jackson's Painting Prize in the top 4% of 11,000+ entries.
My work is featured in The Russell Gallery winter and summer shows and the HuXi Respiration exhibition at Goldsmiths University in 2022.
I am a self-taught artist born and based in London.
I had always wanted to paint but focused mostly on sculpture and other crafts until I studied art history. Now, taking inspiration from the old masters, my surroundings, poetry and my imagination I try to create work that is detailed and meaningful and also has a dialogue with the past. My work often cuts through to intense realism whilst retaining an other-worldly quality and my paintings often have a sense of precarity or particular feeling to them that has a life of its own.
My style is mainly figurative and also influenced by Realism and Japanese art but with its own sensibility. It is also detailed and labour-intensive so I take a long time to consider my compositions and each painting can take up to three months to complete.
'I had never commissioned a painting before, and had no idea what a pleasure the entire process would be. As the ideas developed, Isobel was meticulous in keeping me up to date with progress reports, sending samples of the gold leaf, and so on, and I really appreciated that.
It is a painting of delicate beauty that now hangs in the living-room, where everyone can appreciate the glowing burnished golds and silvers and the flapping and whooshing of the cranes’ wings. You can almost hear the whisper of their tiny feathers, and the gentle splashes as they land and take off. The fine details on the birds are as pleasing as the stretches of golden sky, and the huge silver moon floating calmly above it. I know there were some technical challenges and new techniques for her to master, but she rose admirably to the challenge.
Isobel has produced a work with a beautiful serenity about it - that's such a gift to be able to transmit in painting. I hope the whole process was as enjoyable for her as it was for me.'
- Teresa S
'Isobel was meticulous in her attention to detail and produced a beautiful piece. It now sits pride of place in our hallway!'
- Charlotte Robbins
'Isobel's exquisite pen and ink drawings exceeded all expectation. From consultation and design to the finished product she was a dream to work with, and we will forever cherish our something on paper!'
- Dr H