acrylic on canvas
works on paper
Where to see my work :
Art in East Anglia Gallery, Langton Place, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, 1P33 1NE
Putney library, SW15 – until 1st December
Putney Exchange – from 28th November – 18th December – as part of Bobcat Winter Boutique
Kroll Headquarters, New York
The Phoenix Centre, St George's Hospital, SW17
Replingham Road, SW18
One of the original paintings on display at the Bobcat Winter Boutique in Putney
Precious postcards exhibition
I am thrilled and delighted to be included in the Art & People, open call exhibition of postcard sized original work called Precious Postcards. You can see the collection here
Or, if you are in the neighbourhood, you can see it at the Catherine Miller gallery in London from 14th-21st December
One of my mini originals in the exhibition
Me & my work
I started painting to escape the pain of a chronic condition called fibromyalgia. After decades of ineffective treatment, worklessness and depression, I attended an NHS course which set me on the path to a new life.
I am thrilled and delighted that a colourful painting inspired by the corona pandemic was part of the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, 2021. I appeared in a BBC2 documentary which followed four applicants as they progressed through the selection process.
I have two preoccupations. First, the beauty of nature which I observe in my everyday life. Second, the way in which my medical condition influences how I experience the world.
Fibromyalgia gives me an acute sensitivity to external stimuli which helps me create art. I love to lose myself in reimagining a place which has inspired me. I use a semiabstract style and through colour, tone and marks evoke a mood. I am inspired by the work and life of Frida Kahlo.
When I suffer bad pain, painting takes me to another place where my mind can relax and focus on the practice of making art. I have a very strong sense of place and all my works are based on real locations, and moments that have inspired me.
Recent events and milestones
December, Precious Postcards – postcard exhibition created by Art And People – and Bobcat Winter Boutique
November, selected by Tabish Khan to take part in an international online auction by The Auction Collective, painting sold to a collector.
October, began working with Art in East Anglia
September, WaterWays, Babylon Gallery, Ely
August, Painting Wetlands at the Wetlands Centre Barnes, London
July, Long listed for the Visual Art Open, 2022
May, Long listed for the Holly Bush Prize, 2022
April, first major Gallery Exhibition
February, Awash 2022, Handa Gallery, Wells next the Sea, Norfolk
February, Work on display in Kroll New York through ArtCan, Explore 01
January, Winter, ArtCan exhibition
November, ING Discerning Eye, 2021
October, BBC Documentary,
September, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, 2021
2020, ING Discerning Eye,
2020, Selected as part of Framed, street art project run by Wandsworth Council
Art in East Angila
I'm delighted to announce that I have started working with Art in East Anglia and my work is now available to see on their website, as well as in the beautiful gallery at 10 Langton Place, Bury St Edmunds.
Visit the gallery website here
Advice on displaying & caring for your art
When I first started painting I had very little understanding of how to care for all display pictures, whether originals or prints. I have collated what I have learnt into a handy hints and tips section.
If you have any advice and tips of your own that you would like to share, I am happy to include them in this!
My Royal Academy adventure in 2021
I was so excited when my painting, "Corona Panic in Sutherland Grove" was shortlisted for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
Little did I know that that was just the start of my adventures.
Read about how I came to make the painting, and my experience of being shortlisted, then selected for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, and being involved with a television programme here.
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