C.V.

English Meadow Monotype

     Sheep in the Meadow  Monotype 2005

Boundary Oaks in Mutton Field

                      Boundary Oaks in Mutton Field  Monotype Etching 2015

From 2009 – 2015 I have been engaged in part-time study.  I initially attained a Foundation Degree in Applied Arts in 2012 at Wiltshire College, followed by a first class BA (Hons) in Creative Arts at Bath Spa University, completed in 2015.  My aim was to challenge, refine and extend my practice.  Innovative, new work developed and I have become very engaged in research which links to a reconnection to nature.  As Richard Louv suggests our children are suffering from ’nature deficit disorder’ – no longer experiencing and connecting to the outside world of nature, but instead relating to a virtual world, experienced through electronic devices.

I have recently been invited to join The Arborealists, a group of artists who are all passionate about trees. For more information, see link below.

http://www.arborealists.com/p/home.html

Awards

1996               Best Watercolour. Redbridge Open Exhibition, Essex

1997               Best Painting. Redbridge Open Exhibition, Essex

1998               First Prize. Postcard competition for Artist and Leisure Painter publication

2000              Runner Up and Highly Commended Spink Prize. Newbury Spring Festival

2001              Vera Skinner Prize. Most promising painter, Frome Art Society

2003              Best Student and Outstanding Progress for Professional Development Award,                        Wiltshire College

2004              Evolver Cover Design. Sherbourne

2007-2011    First Prize (2007) Oxenmann Open Exhibition, Devizes

2016              Second Prize. Frome Art Society

2017              Second Prize. Frome Art Society

Collections

 1996             Epping Forest District Museum, Essex

1997              Beecroft Gallery, Essex

2004              Private collection Lord Bath

Mixed Exhibitions

1996-1998     Redbridge Open Exhibitions, Essex, Beecroft Open Exhibitions, Essex                                       and Epping Forest District Museum Open Exhibitions, Essex

1999-2018     Black Swan Guild, Frome. ( Black Swan Open and Frome Art Society)

2000-2003     Sadler Street Gallery, Wells

2002-2006    Somerset Art Week

2002-2006    Bath Society of Artists Open Exhibition

2003-2004   Wine Street Gallery, Devizes

2003-2012    First View Gallery, Stourhead

2003-2006    R.W.A. Open Exhibition, Bristol

2004             Bay Tree Gallery, Bradford on Avon

2004-2012   The Angel Inn, Upton Scudamore                           .

2005 & 2011  Wylye Valley Art Trail

2005            Old Town Hall, Westbury

2005            Blue Stone Gallery, Devizes

2005            Rook Lane Chapel, Frome

2006            A Summer Affair – Old Town Hall, Westbury

2007-2011   Oxenmann Open Exhibition, Devizes

2003-2017   Bruton Art Society

2008 –           King Bladud Pig Project – painted Juturna – Goddess of Springs, now permanently displayed public art sited in Guildhall Market, Bath.

(This work now raises money for Guildhall market traders.  It is recognized as having healing powers, visitors touch it for good luck and donate money!)

2008 -2010   Cloth Road Arts Trail

2008              The Gallery, Pewsey

2008 -2012   Holt Village Exhibition

2009              Brownstone Gallery, Modbury Devon

2012 -2017   Frome Art Society Exhibition

2014              Selected for Bath Spa Student Exhibition, Bath

2015 -2016   Black Swan Open Exhibition, Frome, Somerset

2016              Black Swan Postcard Exhibition

2016              Greenhill Cottage Gallery – Cloth Road Arts Trail

2016              The Arborealists – Westonbirt Arboretum

2017              The Arborealists – Nature in Art,  Twigworth, Gloucs.

2017              The Arborealists – ‘Les arbres de la Vienne’  Dortoir des Moines, Poitiers, France.

2018               Refugee in Action – Silk Mill, Frome, Somerset

2018              The Arborealist – Lady Park Wood Project Monmouth Museum

2018              The Arborealists – Arborealists and Guests Black Swan Guild, Frome, Somerset

2018               Why Gallery  – Frome, Somerset

Solo Exhibitions

2002             The Garden Café, Frome

2003              Black Swan Guild (The Café), Frome

2005              Cloth Road Arts Trail

2008              Mission Theatre, Bath

2012              The Galleries Shop and Café, Freshford, Nr. Bath

2015              First-View Gallery, Stourhead, Wiltshire.

Prior to undertaking my degree studies I have created and presented workshops/projects/demonstrations/talks for various organizations on a regular basis.  I have also undertaken pilot workshops within the community for several proposals/projects linked to modules within my degree studies.

I also support two charities raising funds by selling works on paper for Sightsavers and contributing small original artwork to the Multiple Sclerosis Society’s online exhibitions. The Why Gallery in Frome is another charitable enterprise which I support. For 8 years I curated exhibitions showing local and South West artists work at The Angel Inn in the gallery ‘Art at the Angel’, Upton Scudamore. The most noteworthy being a themed exhibition titled ‘Quintessentially English’.

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