One of three new paintings for The Hive exhibition - a series with starting points in the Northern Hills.
A visual artist, I connect with place, locality and nature slowly. Walking the Westmorland hills and wandering the Solway shore.
Alongside painting and handknitting, I make postcard packs, comprised of images and photographs, some with text, made in series to a theme. Recent new series 'Solway - paintings and poems' and 'A Scented Path - words and pictures for Spring'. All the packs will be available at Spring Fling in June.
- BA Fine Art, Liverpool College of Art
- BA Art History & Philosophy, Open University
- Between 1998 & 2017 I lived in Dumfries & Galloway, setting up two galleries.
- 'Spring Fling’ participant, Dumfries & Galloway's open studio trail until 2016, taking part since 2017 as a ‘Springback' .
- Member of 'Upland' artists' network.
- Selected for 2017 Cumbria Artist of the Year exhibition, Rheged, Penrith
- Participant, Cumbria’s last ‘C-Art Open Studio’ trail. 2017
2 April Cushions and cards for Textile Exhibition, The Craft Shop, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries
4 April New card packs at The Hive, Nenthead
4 May New paintings at The Hive, Nenthead
28 May - 2 July 'Spring Fling 20th Anniversary Exhibition' Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries
Studio 37, Gelston Village hall, Castle Douglas DG7 !SH
25 June - 24 July 'Gathering Place' The Old Courthouse, Shap, Cumbria
23 October - 10 December 'Autumn Gathering' Wildlife & Wetland Trust Visitor Centre, Caerlaverock
2021/22 Craft Shop, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries
The Hive Gallery & Craft Shop, Nenthead, Cumbria
2021 Winter Arts & Crafts Fair, Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries
'Lake Artists' Rheged, Penrith
'Days Without End' WWT Caerlaverock, Dumfries & Galloway
& Exhibit 'A' Gallery, Old Courthouse, Shap
'Lockdown Drawings and Paintings' Old Courthouse, Shap
2020 ‘High Summer’,The Hive, Nenthead
2019 ‘Changes’ Old Courthouse, Shap
‘Material Worlds’ Old Courthouse, Shap
Solo exhibition, The Hub, Eskdalemuir
‘Fold in the land – and the sea!’ Woolfest, Cockermouth
Viridian Gallery, Keswick
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 ‘Spring in Shap’ installation of inkjet collages outdoors.
2010 House for an Art Lover, Glasgow - two paintings purchased for their permanent collection
2009 Renal Unit, DGRI [Three paintings 'Nithsdale Triptych']
2005 Alexandra Unit, DGRI