Finalist in Broadway Painting Exhibition
Group show and finalist Royal Birmingham Society of Artists
Penwith Gallery. St.Ives
Associate Member of Penwith Gallery.
Participated in year long Porthmeor Program at St. Ives Painting School. 2016/17.
V&A Pink Floyd, Weekender. Painting to Pink Floyd
in V&A Art Studio, with audience.
Group show @ Centrespace Bristol.
Heseltine Gallery. Oxford. Group show.
Nic Corke Gallery. Liverpool. Individual Show and Group show.
The Jam Factory. Individual Show. Oxford.
Drawn to Abstraction. Stables Gallery. Twickenham.
Alexander Clayton Art . Stratford on Avon.
03 Gallery Oxford. Individual Show and group show.
Painting selected for the Oxford Castle collection.
Dana Centre. Science museum. Kensington. London.
Regular exhibitor to Warwickshire Open Studios
I was taught painting by Charles Howard at The Froebel Institute. In my final Exhibition I was awarded a Merit and a place at the Royal School of Art.
Taught Reception and Key Stage 1 children for 14 years.
Also taught Art to children 4- 11 years.
Gave up teaching to concentrate on my own art.
Attended various courses at The Painting School in St. Ives he nature of how music surrounds and enfolds me is what drives my approach to painting.
Total immersion and the meditative rhythm of mark making happens when I respond to music. This way of working stems from my Synaesthesia, where even a single bar of music can fuel hours worth of colour and shape, using organic forms and un-primed, uneven canvas pieces. Familiar but unexplained motifs appear again and again.
In 2016/17 I participated in the Porthmeor Programme at the Painting School, St Ives. This course offered many new opportunities, enabling me to bring clarity and increased confidence to my work. I also discovered that the solitary existence of being beside the sea seems to mimic being in the studio with my music.