I am based in Hampshire, a county full of variety for the artist, with coasts and marinas, ancient towns, the New Forest, and the start of the South Downs. There is plenty here to fire the imagination. Regular visits to the West Country, especially Somerset inspire with it's own landscape and coastline.
My background in textiles has been a big influence, giving me a continuing interest in pattern and texture, resulting in the use of collage in much of my work. Favourite subjects vary from wildlife in a slightly mystical setting, to the bustle of urban spaces or boats jostling in a local marina.
I hope that experimenting and trying new things will keep the work fresh, while sketching on location provides a break from working on finished pieces and is great for gathering information.
Some of my paintings and portfolio items are stocked in 'Carousel' Art and craft shop, Crewkerne, Somerset
Forthcoming events for 2019
New Forest Show, Artist's Pavilion July30th, 31st & August 1st The Show Ground Brockenhurst
Southampton Art Society, City Gallery Foyer Exhibition 10th August to 21st September, open daily except Sundays.
Chandlers Ford Art Group Summer Exhibition Aug 18th to Aug 26th The Girlguiding Centre in Ramelley Lane, Chandlers Ford, this event is in the Hampshire Open Studio booklet.
I am also taking part in;
Hampshire Open Studios Romsey Art Group Members are again joining in Hampshire Open Studios from Thursday 22nd Aug to Monday 26th August, We will be working in the gallery daily and exhibiting originals, prints, cards etc. Mountbatten Gallery SO51 9LG
Romsey Show Sat September 14th, again in the Romsey Art Group tent
Solo Exhibition 'Lyrical' Artwork inspired by song titles and lyrics November 1st to Nov 26th Harbour Lights Picture House, Maritime Walk, Ocean Village, Southampton SO14 3TL
Forthcoming events for 2018
Southampton Art Society at Steak of the Art, Ocean Village, March 5th to May 6th
Southampton City Art Gallery Open Exhibition ; Four Seasons Feb 3rd to April 21st
Romsey Art Group Spring Exhibition April 28th to May 12th
Titichfield Art Show April 28th to 29th
Chandlers Ford Art Group Spring exhibition Stockbridge Town Hall, May 25th to 28th
Events for 2017
Steak of the Art, March 6th to May 6th
Chandlers Ford Art Group Spring Exhibition April 14th to April 17th
Romsey Art Group Spring Exhibition April 29th to May 13th
Titchfield Art And Craft Show May 6th and 7th
Perry's Art shop, June 3rd to June 30th
[Romsey Art Group Exhibition for Romsey Festival 6th to 9th July
Chandlers Ford Art Group Kings Court Masonic Centre 21stAug to 28th August
New Forest Show July 25th to July 27th
Romsey Art Group Exhibition Sep 30th to Oct 15th
Southampton Art Society Exhibition At The Dolphin Hotel Southampton Oct 13th to Oct 15th
Crewkerne Museum, Somerset Sat 4th Nov to 25th Nov 11am till 2pm daily except Sundays
Carousel 2 Crewkerne, Somerset Until Christmas 2017
Bursledon Art Society< Christmas Art Show Village Hall Long Lane, Old Bursledon Nov 25th and 26th 10am till 6pm (4pm on Sunday)
I Exhibit regularly with;
Romsey Art group , Spring and Autumn Exhbitions
Chandlers Ford Art group, Spring and Summer Exhibitions
Southampton Art Society,
Titchfield Art and Craft Show
……and have taken part in the following exhibitions and events;
Art at Work Romsey Art Group 2016 & 2017
Steak of the Art 2016 & 2017
New Forest Show Art Pavilion 2015 & 2016
Bursledon Art show 2015
'Oxmarket' (Chichester) Open 2015
Southampton City Gallery with Urban Sketchers for '50 Years of City Status' Exhibition 2015
Rums Egg and Test Valley Arts Foundation 'Sketches of Romsey' Winning picture 2014
Southampton City Gallery open exhibitions;
'The Art of Pattern'