Sheep in the Meadow Monotype 2005
Boundary Oaks in Mutton Field Monotype 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 am a member of The Arborealists, a group of artists who are all passionate about trees. For more information, see link below.
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
2019 Highly Commended. Frome Art Society
1996 Epping Forest District Museum, Essex
1997 Beecroft Gallery, Essex
2004 Private collection Lord Bath
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 Arborealists – Lady Park Wood Project Monmouth Museum
2018 The Arborealists – Arborealists and Guests Black Swan Guild, Frome Somerset
2018-2019 Why Gallery – Frome, Somerset
2018 The Arborealists – Mariners Gallery, St. Ives
2018 Making a Mark Exhibition – Messums, Tisbury, Wiltshire
2019 The Arborealists – Second phase of Lady Park Wood Project (Science and Art) Monmouth Museum
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’.
For the past 4 years I have been working in a collaboration with a textile designer in Bath. We create designs in a direct response to the landscape.