I am a painter – using traditional materials – sketch/notebooks, studies, photographs, collage/montage, oil on canvas/board. Ideas come from explorations of place – landscape/land use. Recent work includes lyrical semi-abstract landscapes and a cluster of small abstract works, oils studies on board, arising from fascination with dereliction in agricultural buildings, as industrialised structures replace the old stone and corrugated iron and dilapidation in disused harbours, boats and piers.
I studied painting & drawing at Liverpool College of Art and subsequently qualified as a teacher. I also have a degree in philosophy and history of art from the Open University.
After living in Scotland for twenty years, taking part in 'Spring Fling' Studio Trail and setting up artist led galleries, I moved to Cumbria in March 2017, retaining strong links with Dumfries and Galloway.
FESTIVE The Hub Gallery, Eskdalemuir
CUSHIONS & FRAMEWORKS Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries
'FOLD IN THE LAND - AND THE SEA!' WOOLFEST 2019, Cockermouth, Cumbria
SPRING FLING 2019 Pop up studio & exhibition Eskdalemuir Community Hub, Langholm
'CHANGES' The Old Courthouse, Shap
'MATERIAL WORLDS' The Old Courthouse, Shap
'WINTER EXHIBITION' The Old Courthouse, Shap
'LET IN YOUR LOVE TONIGHT' The Hub, Eskdalemuir
'A YEAR IN THE COUNTRY' Viridian Gallery, Keswick
'WINTER TARN' Viridian Gallery, Keswick
‘LANDS IN BETWEEN’ The Hub, Eskdalemuir
SPRING FLING Studio Trail 2018
'FOLD IN THE LAND’ Woolfest, Cockermouth
LAKES ARTISTS, Grasmere
'COLLECTED - 15 YEARS OF SPRING FLING' Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries
LAKES ARTISTS SUMMER EXHIBITION The New Hall, Grasmere
C-ART ‘ARTIST OF THE YEAR’ Rheged, Penrith
C-ART OPEN STUDIO TRAIL
- ‘catchment’ shown at Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries in 2013/14
- ‘habitat’ shown at Perth Museum & Art Gallery 2015
- ‘frost & fire’ shown at Gracefield Arts Centre in 2015/16