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'frost' oil on canvas

One of a series of  'solway' paintings


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 painted images and photographs, some with text, made in series to a theme.


  • 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

SF2022 logo crop     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