Haidee-jo Summers

Grantham, Lincolnshire

My work is a celebration of sea, wind, sky, light and life 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, and I travel to seek new experiences and fresh inspiration to feed back into my studio work. I strive for simplicity and economy and to make every mark count.
Paint Out Norwich First Prize 2014
Buxton Spa prize First Prize 2014
The Artist Purchase Award 2014
The Artist exhibition award 2014

Pro Arte Award 2014

Rosemary brushes prize ABWTB 2014
Making a mark plein air blog award 2013
Royal Talens Award 2013
ROI portrait evening First Prize 2012
SAA Artist of the Year award 2012
Pro Arte Award 2012

ROI Young Artist Award 2007
ROI Young Artist Award 2005
ROI Young Artist Award 1998
ROI Young Artist Award 1997
Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA) 2014, 2013
Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI) 2014, 2013, 2012, 2009, 2006, 2005, 2003,1998,1997
Society of Women Artists (SWA) 2014, 2013
The Artist exhibition 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012
New English Art Club (NEAC) 2015
Forthcoming book ‘Vibrant Oils’ Search Press to be published 2016
The Artist magazine features 2012 onwards

Artists & Illustrators magazine features 1997 – 1999

Encyclopaedia of Watercolour Techniques 1999

“I’m always amazed, though I shouldn’t be, at what you can do with so few colours and gestures.”
“You have an absolutely amazing command in everything you do. Your acute understanding and observational skills are outstanding along with wonderful tonal qualities and the knowledge of colour orchestration. I believe you are destined to be one of the best painters of your generation working in the UK.”
“Stopped me in my tracks. So real I had to tell myself that I’d never been there but I know that place so well. Love it.”
“What I love about your light is that you feel it emotionally as well as seeing it with your eyes. Wonderful stuff.”
“I look at the way you portray the wonderful effects of light with sometimes subtle strokes, and also with bold strokes of the brush.”
“I like your style and the fact that despite being an established artist, you are friendly and approachable.”
“It seems so thinly painted with such an accurate touch... it sometimes looks like a watercolour and yet it’s got the full richness of oils.”
“You just say it all with so little.”

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Acrylic Inks, Acrylics, Drawing, Gouache, Mixed Media, Oil, Oil pastel, Pastel, Pen And Ink, Pen And Wash, Pencil/Charcoal, Watercolour, Watercolour Pencil


Abstract or Experimental, Flowers or Gardens, Landscape or Woodland Scene, Portrait or Figure, Still Life, Townscape or Streetscene


June 2014 The Artist purchase prize award selected by Ken Howard RA
June 2014 The Artist exhibition award at Patchings art centre/The Artist exhibition
June 2014 The Pro Arte award at Patchings art centre/The Artist exhibition