After the Storm

After the Storm (Musée de Beaux Arts, La Chaux-de-Fonds). Watercolour on paper, October 2023.

On the 24th July 2023, the town of La Chaux-de-Fonds was hit by a sudden, unexpected hurricane which left a wake of personal and material devastation. In particular, hundreds of mature trees were ripped from the ground or irreparably damaged.

This painting marks an attempt by the artist to begin to digest the feelings of loss and grief, as many of the parks of her adopted town have been damaged in a way which cannot be undone during her lifetime.

Doortrait Doubs 35

Doortrait, Rue du Doubs 35, La Chaux-de-Fonds. Watercolour on paper, September 2023.

A door with an art nouveau porch, in a style which is emblematic of La Chaux-de-Fonds architecture.

Villa Turque

Villa Turque, La Chaux-de-Fonds. Watercolour on paper, August 2023.

This building was designed by the celebrated local architect Le Corbusier, and is captured here in late afternoon sunshine, surrounded by warm foliage.

Brasserie de l’Avenir

Brasserie de l’Avenir, La Chaux-de-Fonds. Watercolour on paper, October 2022.

This brewery is situated in what was once the town power station, and its high ceilings and large windows provide a striking backdrop for the gleaming stainless steel machinery. This painting is based on a photo taken by the brewery team, of the Brasserie at dawn and the town streets beyond.

Temple Saint Jean, 2022

Temple Saint Jean, La Chaux-de-Fonds. Watercolour on paper, May 2022.

This painting was created to celebrate the church’s anniversary. In typical La Chaux-de-Fonds’ fashion, it is pictured in bright sunshine, above a blanket of white snow.

Dahu, Muzoo

Dahu Statue, Muzoo La Chaux-de-Fonds. Watercolour and felt tip on A5 paper, October 2021.

The dahu is a mythical creature local to Neuchâtel’s Jura mountains. It is said to have two long legs and two short, because it always walks in the same direction. To capture it, walk up behind it and call its name, and it will unbalance, falling down the mountainside!

This statue by local artists Plonk & Replonk was unveiled to mark the 100th anniversary of the Bois de Petit Chateau, now Muzoo. Its shining textures and fun concept made it very tempting to paint.

Numa Droz 100

Numa Droz 100, La Chaux-de-Fonds. Watercolour on A3 paper, February 2021. Private collection.

The White House

La Maison Blanche (The White House) La Chaux-de-Fonds. Watercolour on A3 paper, 2018.

This painting depicts a summer view of La Maison Blanche, one of Le Corbusier’s architectural designs and one of La Chaux-de-Fonds’ most celebrated landmarks.

The Old Stables

The Old Stables (L’Ancien Manège),  La Chaux-de-Fonds. Watercolour on A3 paper, spring 2019.

This work was created for a competition held by the town of La Chaux-de-Fonds in May 2020, and won 3rd prize. It was subsequently exhibited in situ, see more on the Exhibitions page.

Maison avec Ivy, La Chaux-de-Fonds

Ivy House

Maison avec Ivy, La Chaux-de-Fonds
Ivy House, La Chaux-de-Fonds. Watercolour on A4 paper, November 2018.