I studied painting & drawing at Liverpool College of Art and subsequently qualified as a teacher. My paintings and textiles have been shown in galleries in England, Ireland and Scotland and I have work in public and private collections in UK, Europe and USA.
Ideas are initially contained in ‘journey books’ – watercolour studies, photographs and text. Observation combines with memory and imagination, shaped and influenced by poetry, history, philosophy. From first beginnings new series of work take shape. Finished work is completed slowly – oils on canvas or board, wool on needles, collages/montages.
After living in Scotland for twenty years, I have returned to Cumbria and see it afresh.
BY WHAT LAKE’S EDGE, AMONG WHAT RUSHES August 4th – September 16th 2018
A solo exhibition of paintings at Viridian Gallery, Keswick.
FOLD IN THE LAND WOOLFEST 2018 Cockermouth June 22nd -23rd.
Revisiting the Cumbrian Sheepfolds, 20 years on from Andy Goldsworthy’s project to renovate a series of walled enclosures throughout the county, has led to new work now in progress. This reflects my response to the theme and will include:
- cushions with hand-knitted covers
- mixed media collages, including hand knitting, images and words
This is a collaborative project with a textile artist from Northumberland, Rachel Phillimore.
PLACE Spring Fling Exhibition Ottersburn Gallery, Dumfries April 17th May 7th 2018
SPRING FLING 2018 Studio 27 Lochdougan House, Castle Douglas
My workspace will be a ‘pop-up’ studio – including a wide range of oil and watercolour paints, brushes and knives, together with the journey books, which are the foundation of my work, alongside paintings and cushions for sale and new work in progress
PREVIOUS RECENT WORK includes:
‘catchment’ Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries 2013/14
‘habitat’ Perth Museum & Art Gallery 2015
‘frost& fire’ Gracefield Arts Centre 2015/16
‘winter’ Whitehouse Gallery, Kirkcudbright 2016/17
‘home’ Whitehouse Gallery 2017
In 2017 I took part in Spring Fling and C-Art Open Studios Trails and was selected for the Lakes Artists, Grasmere Summer Exhibition and C-Art’s Cumbrian Artist of the Year at Rheged.
Rose Bank is in Shap, just off the main street, to the north of the village, just east of the A6. CA103LX. Park in the village.
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