January 2021

January 19th, 2021 |

Last year was certainly a challenge.

Fortunately I started the year with a glorious month as artist in residence at Oriel y Parc, St David’s Wales.

Retuning to Sussex I was excited by the prospect of showing ‘Embodied Land’ at the Rye Gallery in March. The work was a culmination of my time spent as artist in residence in New Zealand in 2019 and my time in Wales over the following year.

However the exhibition had to be postponed as lockdown came into force..

But once we came out of lockdown the Rye Gallery re-opened with Embodied Land as its main event! I was delighted by the wonderful response and despite the restrictions still in place the gallery was able to keep the exhibition until mid September.

I am hoping my postponed residency in Ireland will happen this September and my return to New Zealand will be possible within the next year.

I will return to Pembrokeshire as soon as it is allowed, to spend at least two months back on the cliff edge!

And I will most definitely find a way to continue to work within the land, responding to the sounds and energy of the sea and weather around me.


2020 virtual exhibition

May 14th, 2020 |

Well as it turns out my exhibition Embodied Land was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. However i’ve managed to set up a virtual exhibition.

-The exhibition has now closed-


News for the coming year 2020

December 11th, 2019 |

I am excited to have been invited to spend all January as Artist in Residence at the Oriel y Parc centre in St Davids. Pembrokeshire, home of the National Museum of Wales and where some of the Graham Sutherland Collection is housed.
It will be wonderful to have the opportunity to sit working out on the Pembrokeshire cliff edges for a month, with a warm dry studio to retreat to.

In April 2020 I will be showing work at the Rye Art Gallery. “Embodied Land’ is a solo show of work initiated during my artist residency in New Zealand, earlier in the year. Since my return to the UK I have visited Pembrokeshire twice to continue the development of an ongoing two year project.

In September 2020 I will be travelling to Ireland,I am privileged to have been granted a residency at the Cill Rialiag artists retreat where I will be staying in a stone cottage on a cliff edge at the most western point in Europe.

In early 2021 I will return to new Zealand where I have been invited to spend another month as an artist in residence with the wonderful Earthskin Trust.



January 22nd, 2019 |

EARTHSKIN Creative residency (Piha site).

My residency took place in February 2019



June 7th, 2018 |

New work will be shown at the Thompson Spare Gallery from June 7th-July 5th.

This is an exciting new gallery and I am delighted to have been invited to have a solo show there.

The title of the show is ‘Land’ and will include my most recent paintings, drawings and monotypes, a continuation of my relationship with the land of Wales and Sussex.

Thompson Spare Art is at 52 High Street, Tunbridge Wells Kent TN11XF. The gallery is only a 5 min walk from Tunbridge Wells Station.They are open from 9-5 Monday to Saturday.

I will also be opening my studio as part of the Stables Open Studios for the weekend of June 30th and July 1st. 11am-6pm.

I will have unmounted drawings and prints and a few framed pieces for sale.

Our Open studios are a great social event with food and drink served by Graze and hopefully a sunny day to sit out and enjoy the Country Park.
Our address is Fairlight Place Farm, Barley Lane Hastings TN35 5DT.
Hope to see you there.

My work can also be found at the Rye Art Gallery. 107 High Street Rye. TN317JE



June 3rd, 2016 |

Having spent the past four years making repeated visits to Pembrokeshire, I am delighted to have four paintings at the Goat Street Gallery in St David’s. A gallery definitely worth visiting with beautiful tapestries and ceramics created by the owners, Dan and Amanda.

I have also been selected to take part in the ‘Showcase’ exhibition, a curated show of SoCo artists to be held at the Arts Forum in St Leonards. Exhibition opens on June 14th until June 26th.

The work I will be showing is selected from my ongoing body of work, titled ‘Internal Landscapes’.

In 2015 I was diagnosed with cancer and my life turned inwards. No longer able to balance on the edge looking outwards I decided to draw on my emotional response to my internal landscape.Once treatment was finished I was able to spend short amounts of time in the studio reflecting on the changes I was feeling at a cellular level. I have found that visualising and recording my body’s response to the cancer and the treatment has been cathartic and restorative.

These landscapes, with other work will be exhibited at the Conquest Hospital during the Coastal Currents festival in Hastings, which runs throughout September.