visual artist

Nature, environment, relationship, story and the healing power of art-making ~ in my work I explore my relationship with, and what’s drawing my attention to a particular subject and let the meaning unfold during the creative process ~ providing original artwork, prints and commissions…

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BA (Hons) Fine Art Printmaking ~ DJCA, Dundee University ~ 1991

I develop my work through writing, drawings and photographic images. Interested in shape, colour, relationship of a particular subject’s physical sculptural form, place, presence and space. Sometimes more involved with conveying emptiness, spaciousness and less concerned with form.

Other times there will be more a conceptual idea or feeling as the basis for a piece of work and story or narrative of some sort connected with and running alongside all my work.  Interested in the dynamic between what’s hidden and what’s shown; the space between.

Technically, I trained as a printmaker and used photographic silkscreen and etching printmaking processes in previous and degree show work, perhaps now reflected in my natural painting style – where I lean towards stylized and simplified – preferring to layer thin glazes of paint for a light and subtle linear graphic effect.

Art in Brighton 2015

Art in Brighton 2015

Art Galleries & Exhibitions

  • 2016 ~ Sept-Nov ~ RSM, Crawley (corporate office exhibition)
  • 2016 ~ May ~ Blue by You – May Festival solo exhibition ~ Open House Pub, Brighton (blue by you)
  • 2015 ~ July/Aug ~ JAG Gallery, Brighton seafront
  • 2015 ~ May ~ Open Houses, Brighton ~ https://www.facebook.com/OpenStudiosBrighton
  • 2014/15 ~ Oct-Feb ~ 6 Alexander Grove, Kings Hill, Kent ~ http://www.kings-hill.com/live/kings-hill-art-exhibitions/current-exhibition
  • 2014 ~ July/Aug ~ DMH Stallard, London~ http://www.dmhstallard.com/site/about/our_art_galleries/
  • 2014 ~ May ~ Open Houses, Brighton
  • 2013/15 ~ Dec-July ~ Open Studios, Brighton Seafront ~ studio space & artwork for sale
  • 2013 ~ Aug ~ Kippford Painters Annual Exhibition ~ Kippford, Dumfries & Galloway
  • 2013 ~ May ~ Off the Grid – Open Studios Group Exhibition ~ www.unitartstudios.com, Brighton
  • 2012 ~ July/Aug ~ Kippford Painters Annual Exhibition ~ Kippford, Dumfries & Galloway
  • 2012 ~ Jan-March ~ 3 month artist residency with solo exhibition  ‘hideaway’ ~ The Nail Factory, Dumfries & Galloway
  • 2011/13 ~ Seftons Bookshop (cards and prints for sale) Ulverston, Cumbria
  • 2011/13 ~ World Peace Café, Ulverston, Cumbria
  • 2011 ~ Sept-Dec ~ blue tarn Open Studio Exhibitions (first Saturday in the month) ~ Stables Studio, Ulverston, Cumbria
  • 2011 ~ July/Aug ~ Kippford Painters Annual Exhibition ~ Kippford, Dumfries & Galloway
  • 2011 ~ April ~ blue tarn Group Show ~ Natterjacks Evening Café, Sefton House, Ulverston
  • 2010 ~ Nov ~ blue tarn Open Studio Exhibitions ~ Stables Studio, Ulverston, Cumbria
  • 2010 ~ Nov ~ Frost and Fire ~ blue tarn group exhibition ~ Dover Gallery, Farfield Mill, Sedbergh,  Cumbria
  • 2010 ~Nov ~ Reflections on Winter ~ blue tarn group exhibition ~ Severn Studio, Brantwood, Coniston, Cumbria
  • 2010 ~ Sept-Nov ~ Novel Café, Ulverston, Cumbria
  • 2010 ~ July/Aug ~ Kippford Painters Annual Exhibition ~ Kippford, Dumfries & Galloway
  • 2009/10 ~ Nov-May ~ Tinners’ Rabbit Art Gallery, Ulverston, Cumbria
  • 2009 ~ Nov ~ Dickensian Festival Exhibition ~ Ulverston Society of Artists, Coronation Hall,  Ulverston, Cumbria
  • 2009 ~ July/Aug ~ Kippford Painters Annual Exhibition ~ Kippford, Dumfries & Galloway
  • 2005 ~Inner Peace, Outer Peace ~ Paisley Arts Centre
  • 2005 ~ 20/20 ~ Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries
  • 1998 ~ Annual Open Exhibition ~ Harbour Gallery, Kirkcudbright
  • 1997 ~ New Morning ~ The Maxwelltown Gallery, Dumfries
  • 1996 ~ Festival Exhibition ~ Orchardton House, Dumfries & Galloway
  • 1995 ~ Group Show ~ Orchardton House, Dumfries & Galloway
  • 1991 ~ New Graduates ~ Compass Gallery, Glasgow
  • 1991 ~ Fresh Art ~ Business & Design Centre, London
  • 1990 ~ Winter Solstice Show ~ Seagate Gallery, Dundee
  • 1989 ~ Christmas Show ~ Seagate Gallery, Dundee