I paint animals, people and still lives of flowers, vegetables and well loved objects set within the landscape. I have undertaken a wide range of commissions from small graphic work, Portraits of animals, people and houses to large scale paintings of Flora and Fauna.

Early Life

My Father Peter encouraged me to paint.

He wrote a book called The Amateur, a companion guide to watercolour, in which he describes his early steps in painting while serving as a member of parliament. The book, Peter Thorneycroft by Stanley Crooks is available from Southampton University where my Father's papers are housed.

My mother Carla Malagola, who was half Italian and a founder member of the Venice in Peril Fund, also influenced me with her love of art and our many trips to Italy.

I graduated from the Byam Shaw School for drawing and Painting followed by Whitelands College in 1974, and then taught at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Primary School Holloway. I continued painting alongside teaching and marriage to Richard Nathanson while bringing up a young family. Over the years I learnt so much from him during the many exhibitions he curated.


I will not be exhibiting this year after Richard's Death but will be posting new work again in 2019.

2017 October Wandsworth Open House with fellow artists Susannah Nathanson and Nicky Crowther at Warrens, 194 upper Richmond Road Putney SW15 2SH.

2016 Putney Artist's Open House at Warren Estate Agent has just finished.

2016 Artists Books Putney School of Art.

2015 Putney Artist's Open House Show at Warren Estate Agent in the Upper Richmond Road, with my daughter Susannah Nathanson.

2014 October Putney open studios

2014 Postcard sized Paintings for the Prince's Foundation with Sheringdale Primary School, Wandsworth at the Southfields Gallery.

2013 Open Studio Show

2012 Group Show, inspired by my cousin Veronica Hargreaves at The Old Royal Ship, Luckington, to raise money for the Halo Trust who remove the landmines and debris left behind by war so that communities can rebuild their lives in safety.

2012 Group Show,The Patterson Gallery to raise money for Venice in Peril

2009 May Group Show ,The Gallery at Manor Farm, to raise money for the Halo trust

2006 Auction of Painted Fans for AIRC Ricerca sul Cancro,Venice

2005 Celebration of Art, St Mary's School Ascot

2005 Art for Youth Mall Galleries

2005 Putney Library Christmas Group Exhibition

2002 Open Studios Putney

2000 Emerging Artists Holy Trinity Arts and Crafts Guild

1999 Solo Show Putney library

1996 Solo Open studio at home

1994 Group show at the Butler's Wharf gallery in aid of Task Brasil to support the street Children of Brazil

1990 Solo Show Putney Library