Zoe is a British painter, based in Somerset UK. Painting predominantly in watercolour, and in a figurative style, her work explores the relationship between humans and the natural world.

Growing up in rural Somerset had a great influence on her artistic themes.

Her parents, both teachers and keen botanists, encouraged an interest in nature from an early age, and sketchbooks were often filled with drawings of plants, insects and fossils.

She completed a fine art degree, in 1994, at Bretton Hall in West Yorkshire, where her work focussed on landscape, rock strata, and future fossils.

Her work over the years has featured natural forms combined with cartography and text, exploring themes of aging, decay and extinction. 

Now, working on both paper and alternative surfaces, she is exploring the use of portraiture amid nature.

Her work has been influenced by the Art Nouveau movement, British and European folklore, as well as the work of illustrators and painters such as Maxfield Parrish, Alphonse Mucha, and Kit Williams.

Zoe still lives in Somerset, with her family, and far too many cats.