About

I am a painter who works in oil, watercolour, collage and stained glass. Though I come from a strong family background in commercial art, I am attached to the English landscape tradition.

The aim is to make visual the emotional response to nature and the elements, the eye recognising universal connection with natural form in all its variety.

My work inhabits the place between description and abstraction, the known and unknown. Abstract composition allows more spaciousness and potential for forms to emerge as an organic outcome of the act of creation.

Currently I am working to commission and selling to private buyers. I also run two classes in drawing and watercolour.

 

BACKGROUND

1979-80          Foundation course in Art and Design, Brighton                                      Polytechnic

1980-83          BA Fine Art, Central School of Art, London WC1

1982               Study at Ecole de Beaux Arts, Quimper, France

1983               Scholarship to Siena from Italian Government, to study Sienese Trecento Art

1985-87          Post-graduate diploma in Stained Glass, Central School of Art, London WC1

 

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

1996               Short-listed for stained glass commission, new Derby Children’s Hospital

1993-4            Visiting lecturer in drawing and watercolour, Grove Park Adult Education Institute, London

1988-93          In-house artist, Sloane Square Tiles, London, SW3

1987-93          Stained glass window design and fabrication

1991                Shortlisted for public commission, Cannock Community Hospital

1989,1990       Freelance set design and production, Set Partners Ltd, London W1

1989                Appeared in BBC TV series Handmade (Feb/Mar), 3 week demonstration, construction of etched, stained glass panel

1988                Commission; function reception at Camden Arts Centre Gallery, London NW3

1988-89           Visiting lecturer in stained glass, Morley College, London SE1

1985-86           Stained glass construction for Lead and Light Studios, London NW1

1984-85           Stained glass construction for Goddard and Gibbs Studios, London E2

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

1993                 Commission for project in watercolour for Watercolour – Colour, pub. Dorling Kindersley

Reproduction in Watercolour – Landscape, pub. Dorling Kindersley

 

EXHIBITIONS

2013                 One woman show, The Galleries, Freshford, Bath

2010                 One woman show, The Ale & Porter, Bradford-on-Avon

2005                 One woman show, Art House Gallery, Bradford-on-Avon

2003                 Joint exhibition, Southstoke Hall, Bath

Joint exhibition, The Art House, Bradford-on-Avon

2002                 Joint exhibition, Open Festival, Lewes

1996                 One woman show, The Podium Gallery, Bath

1991-94            Regular exhibitor, Gallery on the Heath, London SE3

1993                 Group exhibition, Ozten Zeki Gallery, London SW3

1991                 Group exhibition, Lethaby Gallery, Central St. Martin’s School of Art, “The Cecil Collins Connection”

One woman show, Henry Thomas Gallery, Carmarthen

Group exhibition, Mall Galleries, London SW1

Group exhibition, Woodlands Gallery, London, SE3

1990                 Group exhibition, Tysoe Manor, Warwickshire

Group exhibition, Private show, London SW6

Group exhibition, Mall Galleries, London SW1

Group exhibition, Woodlands Galleries, London SE3

1989                 Group exhibition, Woodlands Galleries, London SE3

One woman show, Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery

Group exhibition, Mall Galleries, London SW1

Group exhibition, Tudor Barn, London SE9

Group exhibition, CANDID ’89, Business Design Centre, London N1

1988                 Group exhibition, Smiths Gallery, London WC2

Group exhibition, Mall Galleries, London SW1

1987                 One woman show, Theatr Gwynedd, Bangor, N Wales

Group exhibition, Cottage Place Gallery, London SW3

1986                 One woman show, Yehudi Menuhin School, Cobham, Surrey

One woman show, Tavistock Centre, London NW3

Group exhibition, Cottage Place Gallery, London SW3

Open exhibition, Oriel y Ddraig, Blaneau Ffestiniog, N Wales,

One woman show, Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno, N Wales