b. Staffordshire, 1957 and working from a small studio in Worcestershire, England

My inspiration is landscape. This won’t come as a surprise to you, but, to be more precise, it is my experience of landscape.

We each see a physical view in possibly a similar way but our experience of it is very individual, very personal, very different.

 

It may also change from one day to the next. Very much like our weather, our mood may dictate whether the scene is benign and welcoming or harsh and unyielding. Our personal response is just that, personal.

As humans we attach ourselves to places which mean a lot to us, which trigger something in us, returning to a once a year holiday spot may find us taking a breath with a sigh at the familiar, and we feel at rest. 

We like to think that our landscape will be constant, yet it is ever changing by way of light, dark, wind, rain, snow and not least by man’s centuries old interference. The division of land and it’s uses is a great dictator of what we see today and what we will see tomorrow.

As to my own response to landscape, I am often reflective. I find lonely places very emotional and find space there to think.

 

The titles of my works often reflect the thoughts behind or beside the work, rather than what you are seeing, thereby giving you an open page to fill with your own thoughts. I see a title as a starting point for you to have your own experience with my work.

My paintings organically change with each body of work I make and I am currently reaching towards a more abstract approach to finding my individual voice.

 I’m not there yet - perhaps this could be another title.

Exhibitions 2020
Ongoing : Pause - Solo Show The Stratford Gallery
5 - continuing into October 2020
Hidden Gems - Gallery at Home tbc
Christmas Show - Twenty Twenty tbc
Selected Exhibitions  2013 - 2020
2020
Conversations - Twenty Twenty Gallery (with Sharon Griffin) - April
2019
  
In Other Skies - Solo Show Gallery at Home - October 
Earthbound Skies - The Stratford Gallery -
                                (with James Fotheringhame) -August 
2018
The Stratford Gallery - Winter Exhibition    
Boughton House, Lovelock Millar Gallery - December
Winter Landscapes - Twenty Twenty Gallery - Winter                          The Hampshire Art Fair Nadia Waterfield Fine Art - October              

Featured Artist Bevere Gallery- Worcester - Autumn 

SKY - Solo Show Stratford Gallery - August  

Coast I and II, Twenty Twenty Gallery - June  
Coast and Gardens NGS Open Garden - June  
Fountain Fine Art, Llandeilo - (with Seren Bell) - May
The Lion Street Gallery - Mixed Exhibition - February  
2017
The Stratford Gallery - Winter 
Purple Gallery - seasonal show
Fountain Fine Art - Winter Group Show 
Bevere Gallery for WOS - August 
EXPANSE - Solo Show Stratford Gallery - August
Coast and Gardens NGS Open Garden
Purple Gallery - seasonal shows

2016

The Stratford Gallery - opening exhibition - November

'Glimmer' Little Buckland Gallery - Nov

'Coast and Gardens' NGS Open Garden - Jun

Broadway Open, Little Buckland Gallery

Stratford Art Fair - May

Purple Gallery - seasonal shows

2015

RWA Bristol 163 Open - Oct

Purple Gallery - seasonal shows

'A Sense of Place' Art Barn, Henley in Arden 

Bevere Gallery - supporting ceramics Graduate Show                                           

2014

Purple Gallery - Seasonal Shows

RBSA Friends - Autumn

RBSA Friends - Spring

2013

Purple Gallery - seasonal shows

RBSA Open All Media

RBSA Friends - Autumn

RBSA Prize

Bevere Show - supporting Ceramics Now

RBSA Open All Media - Spring

RBSA Friends - Spring

2012

RBSA Open All Media - Winter

RBSA Friends - Autumn

Toad House Open Studio

awards 

2016

Broadway Arts Festival Open

- Very Highly Commended

2013

Royal Birmingham Society of Artists

- Spring Friends Exhibition Highly Commended (whole submission)

 

Royal Birmingham Society of Artists

- Autumn Friends Exhibition Highly Commended (whole submission)

2012

Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Prize   - Friends Exhibition 

 

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