A visual artist, primarily a painter, I connect with place and paint, slowly.

This years exhibitions started in March at the Whitehouse,

in Kirkcudbright, with 'Dreaming in Colour' and 'Memories & Imagination'

at Caerlaverock Wetland Centre.

Spring Fling Open Studios took place on 25, 26, & 27th May

at Gelston Village Hall, near Castle Douglas.

Brewery Arts in Kendal has selected a painting for their Open Exhibition

held throughout June & July.

In September, a new venue will show my work alongside textile artist

Rachel Phillimore; for a month we will be at Hallbankgate Hub, close to the

Cumberland and Northumberland border.


  • BA Fine Art, Liverpool College of Art
  • BA Art History & Philosophy, Open University
  • Between 1998 & 2017, in Dumfries & Galloway, teaching adult art classes, setting up galleries & curating exhibitions.
  • Since 2017 lived in Westmorland, concentrating on my own work.
  • Regular 'Spring Fling’ participant, Dumfries & Galloway's open studio trail..
  • Member of 'Upland' artists' network.



2024     'Dreaming in Colour ' Whitehouse Gallery, Kirkcudbright

             'Memories & Imagination' Caerlaverock Wetland Centre

             'Brewery Arts Open Exhibition' Kendal

2023      Spring at the Hive, Nenthead, Cumbria

            'New Beginnings' Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

             Shap Outdoor Festival, The Old Courthouse, Shap

            'Canvas & Clay', Whitehouse Gallery, Kirkcudbright

            Spring Fling Open Studio 27, 28 & 29 May at Gelston Village Hall

            ‘Pathways & Journeys’  The Hub, Eskdalemuir, Langholm

            'Open Exhibition' Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal 

             Art & Craft Fair, 22 & 23 September, Quaker Tapestry Museum, Kendal

             'Floribundance' Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries

             Upland Made Art & Craft Fair, Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries  

2022      'Spring Fling 20th Anniversary Exhibition' Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries

              Spring Fling Open Studio Trail, Gelston

              'Gathering Place' The Old Courthouse, Shap, Cumbria

              'Autumn Gathering' Wildlife & Wetland Trust Visitor Centre, Caerlaverock

              Upland Made' Art & Craft Fair, Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries

              'Christn*s' at the Craft Shop, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries

              'Christmas Art & Craft at the Hive' Nenthead, Cumbria                    

2021       'Days Without End'  WWT Caerlaverock, Dumfries & Galloway

                                                        & Old Courthouse Gallery, Shap

2020        'High Summer’,The Hive, Nenthead

2019        Material Worlds’ Old Courthouse, Shap

               Solo exhibition, The Hub, Eskdalemuir

               ‘Fold in the land – and the sea!’ Woolfest, Cockermouth

                Frameworks & Cushions, Gracefield Craft Shop, Dumfries

2018        ‘Lands in Between’ The Hub, Eskdalemuir

                ‘Postcards for Iona’ Iona Craft Shop, Argyll

                Viridian Gallery, Keswick

                Lakes Artists, Grasmere

               ‘Fold in the Land’ Woolfest, Cockermouth

                Otterburn Gallery, Dumfries

2017         ‘Summer Exhibition’ The Lakes Artists Society, Grasmere

                ‘Cumbrian Artist of the Year’ Rheged Gallery, Penrith

                ‘Home’ Whitehouse Gallery, Kirkcudbright

2016         ‘Frost & Fire’ Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries

                ‘Winter’ Whitehouse Gallery, Kirkcudbright

                ‘Postcards 2016’ Lyon & Turnbull, Edinburgh

2015         ‘React/Reflect/Respond’ Perth Museum & Art Gallery

                ‘The Eye of the Beholder’ Friends Gallery, Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

2014          ‘Same But Different’ Art Fair, Temple Newsam, Leeds

                 ‘Coast’ Flat Cat Gallery, Lauder

                 ‘Narratives’ Coldstream Gallery, Berwickshire 

                 ‘Catchment’ Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries & The Mill on the Fleet, Gatehouse                             


2021      Highlighting Eden ‘Light Up Eden'’ commission & installation.

2010      House for an Art Lover, Glasgow - two paintings purchased for their permanent collection         

2009      Renal Unit, Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary [Three paintings 'Nithsdale Triptych']

2005      Alexandra Unit, DGRI