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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 divides into lyrical semi-abstract landscapes and geometric abstraction arising from dereliction in agricultural buildings, as industrialised structures replace the old stone and corrugated iron.

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.

 

RECENT EXHIBITIONS

2019

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

2018

'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

2017

'COLLECTED - 15 YEARS OF SPRING FLING' Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries 

SPRING FLING 

LAKES ARTISTS SUMMER EXHIBITION The New Hall, Grasmere

C-ART ‘ARTIST OF THE YEAR’  Rheged, Penrith  

C-ART OPEN STUDIO TRAIL 

Previous series:

  • ‘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