Haidee-Jo Summers (ROI)
Born in 1971, Haidee-Jo graduated from Leicester university with an honours degree in illustration. Knowing that her future lay in fine art, she went on to pursue her true passion and forged a career in painting.
Haidee is very industrious and has built up an enviable reputation as both a demonstrator and a teacher of workshops. She has won a whole array of awards for her work, including; twice winner of the Winsor & Newton Young Artist Award at the ROI, SAA Artist of the Year in 2012, Winner of the Best Portrait at the 2012 ROI Paint Evening, and most recently three awards for her Red Sail painting at the 2014 Artist and Leisure Painter’s exhibition at Patchings Art Centre, including The Artist Purchase Prize Award selected by Ken Howard RAA.
In December 2015 Haidee-Jo was elected as an associate member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters.
Haidee paints mostly en plein air, in a very fresh style, placing bold brushstrokes of colour to produce vibrant work which is instantly recognizable. She has a huge following on social media, writes a monthly column for The Artist magazine and has built a strong following for collectors for her work.
In December 2016 Haidee-Jo was elected as a full member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters.