My art is a visual diary of an ordinary life. I like to work alone exploring the unknown by reacting to the things around me, listening to fragments of conversations, music, repeating that sharp angle that I glimpse out of the corner of my eye.  I explore different ways to compose visual ‘shorthand’ of all that I see and feel. 

I am attracted to nature, its earth colours, textures and organic shapes; but I am also drawn to architecture and many aspects of the mechanical manmade   - straight lines, 2D and 3D geometric shapes.  In much of my current work I am trying to reconcile these differences to a greater or lesser degree.   I enjoy the whole art process, from primary research, working out initial ideas, to the ultimate physical involvement with the medium and surface itself.  The marks I make mimic aspects of a quiet rural existence pitched against the backdrop of a fast modern techno-crazy world that impact on our everyday lives.  Each work is a pocket-history of a moment in time, my thoughts, actions and re-actions to mood, sound and vision. 


After taking early retirement in 2005 I had the opportunity to fulfil a lifelong ambition to study art.  I studied Art and Design full-time at Newport College and gained a BTEC National Diploma in Art and Design in 2007.  I went on to study Fine Art part-time at Northbrook College Sussex and in 2012 achieved a BA (Hons) in Fine Art.

2012   BA (Hons) Fine Art - Brighton University - Northbrook College Sussex, Worthing, WSx

2007   BTEC National Diploma in Art & Design - Newport College, IW

2007   Judith Salmon Award for Outstanding Achievement


Upcoming Exhibition


2019    Isle of Wight Open Studio Showcase - 6-27 July Quay Arts, Sea St, Newport, IW (group)

2019    Isle of Wight Open Studios - 19-22 July 58 Spencer Rd Ryde (group)



Solo Exhibitions


2017    In Her Element - Yarmouth Gallery, High St, Yarmouth IW

2016    Here & There - Online Exhibition - O Gallery London

2015    Scenes Seen... Scenes Unseen - Ku-Space, Church St, Ventnor, IW

2015    Isle of Wight Open Studios - Hawks Hill Cottage, Brighstone, IW

2015    Locked In The Landscape -  Pelican On Portland, Hove, ESx

2013    Drawn From The Landslip 2 - Seven,  Brighstone, IW 

2012    Drawn From The Landslip 1 - New Rembrandt Gallery, Newport, IW

2010    Isle of Wight Open Studios - Hawks Hill Cottage, Brighstone, IW

Group Exhibitions

2019.   Unseen at Quarr - Quarr Abbey, Ryde, Isle of Wight PO33 4ES

2018.   IW Open Studio Showcase - Quay Arts, Newport, IW

2018    Oxmarket Open - Omarket Centre of Arts, Chichester, WSx

2017    Rock, Paper, Scissors - R K Burt, 57-61 Union St, London SE1 1SG

2017    Quay Arts Open 2017 Sea Fever - West Gallery, Quay Arts, Newport IW

2017    Foal Arts Open Studios 2017 - The Depozitory, 23 Nelson St, Ryde IW

2016    Mottisfont Open 2016  - Mottisfont Abbey, Romsey Hants SO51 0LP

2016    Open Studio Showcase - West Gallery, Quay Arts, Newport, IW  

2016    Isle of Wight Artists Open Studios  - The Depozitory, Nelson St, Ryde, IW

2016    Desaturated - People Gallery, Union Street, Ryde, IW

2016    Extra Large - Seawhite Studio, Partridge Green, West Sussex

2015    Foal Arts Summer Salon - The Depozitory, Nelson St, Ryde, IW
2015    4ground - Gallery 40, Gloucester Rd, North Laines, Brighton, ESx     
2014    Isle of Wight Artists Open Studios  - The Depozitory, Ryde, IW

2013    Shifting Sands - Ventnor Arts Club, High Street, Ventnor, IW

2013    Isle of Wight Open Studios  - The Atrium, Vestas Ltd, Newport IW

2013    Hidden Worlds - New Rembrandt Gallery, Newport, IW   
2012    Glasshouse 2012 - Trumans Brewery, Brick Lane, London E1 
2012    Fine Art Degree Show - Northbrook, Worthing, WSx
2011    Meanings, Messages & Metaphors - Northbrook, Worthing, WSx
2010    Quay Arts 2010 Open - Quay Arts, Newport, IW
2010    Open Studios Showcase Exhibition - Quay Arts, Newport, IW
2010    Drawing: Pallant House 2 - Northbrook, Worthing, WSx
2010    Drawing: Pallant House 1 - Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, WSx  




Fine Art / Painting / Drawing / Other Or Mixed






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