Welcome to the Fiona Peart website
Fiona is a professional artist, painting full time, her paintings are in private collections all over the world, as well as painting, Fiona demonstrates her painting techniques at Art Shows, exhibitions and for various art societies throughout the UK, you can also see her on SKY TV painting in watercolour.
Fiona teaches and demonstrates in a range of different watersoluble media although mainly watercolour and acylics.
She is a regular contributor to Leisure Painter magazine and is a popular author currently working on her 7th Watercolour book. The first entitled 30 minute Watercolours, was published by Harper Collins, the following all published by Search Press, How to paint Water Colour Washes, Vibrant Flowers, Charles Rennie Mackintosh Flowers, Tulips in watercolour and Watercolour Flowers are all available.
Fiona says -
I spend as much time as I can painting, if possible, outdoors.
Painting outdoors allows me to soak up the atmosphere. At a new location I usually allow myself a maximum of 2 hours, any more than this and the light changes too much. I spend a good 10 minutes just looking before I put a mark on the paper. If I am painting in the village I can begin amongst a bustling crowd of visitors and by the time I am ready to walk back home the village is almost deserted. If I need more time I return the next day at the same time of day to ensure the light is the same.
This painting location is just on the approach to the bridge outside the Motor Museum in Bourton-on-the-Water at around 4pm, the shadows are getting a bit too long to continue and although the figures in my painting are placed, the people have long gone.
This is the finished painting.