Madeline primarily paints still life oil paintings, although she very much enjoys portraiture and the occasional landscape. She finds still life paintings can be comforting, restful and calm when much of life can be chaotic. She paints intimate, modest-size paintings in uncluttered, simple compositions and much admires Chardin, Manet and William Nicholson. She is besotted with the challenge of painting glass which people always seem to find magical!
Madeline originally embarked on a ‘practical’ degree at university but slipped in as many art classes into her coursework as possible. Her style has been informed by training in the classical method, initially at an independent atelier, the Stevenson Academy of Renaissance Art. Then, after working for a decade in editorial positions for women’s magazines and in public relations in NYC, she moved to London.
She focused on more formal training with evening oil classes by Ali Yana, then at London Fine Arts Studios and via live and online workshops with a variety of artists. It has also been her great pleasure to be a Tour Guide at the Royal Academy of Arts for 20+ years.
In 2022 Madeline developed a four-page article on painting roses for Artists & Illustrators magazine that was also used in their 2023 publication, Painting Made Easy and appeared as the cover art.
Madeline lives and works in Chelsea.
The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2023, Society of Fulham Artists and Potters – annually since 2016, Landmark Autumn Art Fairs 2022 and 2023, The Teddington Group, The Posy Project solo exhibition 2021, Gallery 57 East Dulwich 2020, SVAN Gallery Northville N.Y. USA.
Discovering American Folk Art (Abrams)
American Crafts (Rizzoli)