RECENT/CURRENT WORK:

I like to work with found materials such as sailcloth and marine ply, flotsam and paper. Layering paint with collage and words, I use the universal form of the vessel as a metaphor to explore themes of family and relationships. It’s a meditative process, wholly absorbing as I seek a balance between spontaneity and resolution in each piece.

Constantly experimenting, I play with scale and seek ways to capture the weather-beaten surface of tide-worn pebbles and abraded wooden boat hulls. The apparently simple abstractions belie weeks or months of re-worked hidden layers, partially revealed text and collaged materials, textures created by adding and removing as the painting gradually takes on a life of its own.



Click the link below to read feature in Round & About Magazine:

Article "Shore Thing", May 2018, Round & About Magazine:


A few thoughts on my artist residency at Brisons Veor in September 2019:

Extract from review of artist residency 7-14 Sept 2019



EXHIBITIONS/NEWS

Current:

3-31 October 2020: Oxford Art Society Open Exhibition

Aug 2020 Artist Residency at Brisons Veor, Cape Cornwall

July 2020: Member of Chelsea Arts Club

June-October  2020: Work on show at 1793 Gallery in Stow-on-the-Wold

January 2020: elected Member of Oxford Art Society

Past:

5-8 December 2019, Christmas Studio Show with ceramicist Robin Walden in my Cotswold painting studio

Sept 2019 Artist residency at Brisons Veor, Cape Cornwall. An exciting opportunity to spend a week immersed in the coastal landscape at the westernmost edge of England

October 2019 Oxford Art Society 2019 Open Exhibition

June 2019 Chelsea Art Society Open Exhibition, Chelsea Town Hall, London SW3

14-16 June 2019 Studio Show in my painting studio in the Cotswolds

May 2019 mixed group show at Lindy Allfrey Art in Stow-on-the-Wold

Feb-May 2019 Selected paintings at 1793 Gallery in Stow-on-the-Wold

25-28 April 2019, Fresh Art Fair, Cheltenham, with Little Buckland Gallery

13 December 2018, solo Studio Show "For One Night Only"

December 2018 - Sloop Winter Exhibition, St Ives

Selected paintings at 1793 Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold

October 2018, Chelsea Art Society Open Exhibition, London SW3

28 Sept-4 Nov 2018, Oxford Art Society 2018 Open Exhibition

June 2018 Artist in Residence, The Compton Gallery, Cheltenham

June 2018 Broadway Arts Festival, Little Buckland Gallery

18-20 May 2018 Open Studio (solo)

9-17 March 2018 Penwith Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall - Porthmeor Programme group exhibition

2017/2018 St Ives Winter Exhibition, Sloop Inn, St Ives

2017 Alexander Llewellyn Gallery, Not The Summer Exhibition, London

2017 St Ives Summer Exhibition, Sloop Inn St Ives

2017 Hardwick Gallery, University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham

2016 Alexander Llewellyn Gallery, Not The Summer Exhibition, London

May 2016 Open Studio Exhibition (Solo)

2015 Alexander Llewellyn Gallery, Not The Summer Exhibition, London

2015 Degree show - graduated in BA Hons Fine Art

2014 Society of Women Artists, Mall Galleries, London

2014 North Oxfordshire Open Exhibition – Banbury Museum

2013 Student showcase, Banbury & Bicester College

2013 Joint exhibition, "Journey", Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire

2013 Alexander Llewellyn Gallery, Not The Summer Exhibition, London

2011 Artist and student exhibition at Lindy Allfrey Studios, Stow-on-the-Wold

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