Haidee-Jo Summers ROI RSMA
Haydee-Jo Summers enjoys a successful career as a full-time professional artist and tutor working from her Lincolnshire home and studio as well as a base in Britannia. She is also a regular contributor of articles to art magazines, particularly’The Artist’, and produced a large body of work for ‘The Encyclopaedia of Watercolour Techniques’.
She has earned many awards for her painting, including the Windsor and Newton ‘Young Artist’s Award’ at the ROI twice, and first prize in the professional category of the Willoughby Memorial Trust exhibition. In May 2021 she won the SAA ‘Artist of the Year’ award and a month later was invited by the BBC to paint the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee River Pageant from the Millenium Bridge over the Thames. She painted events as they unfolded ‘en plain air’ through the wind and rain- a remarkable , if uncomfortable, experience for any artist.
Since then she has exhibited widely in the UK and abroad. She recently won ‘The Artist’ purchase award and her submission was chosen by Ken Howard as his favourite painting in ‘The Artist/ Patchings’ annual selected exhibition in June.
Haydee-Jo’s paintings of Staithes reflect her practice of working in the landscape and follow in the footsteps of many artists who have sought inspiration in the village. Her plein air painting techniques were recently recognised when she became the inaugural prize winner of the Buxton Spa prize.