My work is based upon the British landscape; its shape and form and the effects of the weather and light upon it. The landscape is always changing depending upon the weather or the season; this excites me enormously and I see my art as a visual record of an ongoing playtime where I am searching, probing, observing what I see, feel and experience whilst outdoors. My aim when working back in the studio is to preserve the frisson of the first encounter, to try and capture the timeless nature of a place, the presence and essence or what Paul Nash called the "genius loci", hopefully without slavish verisimilitude.
1994-1995 Middlesex University - Post Graduate Certificate in Art and Design Education
1988-1991 Bristol Polytechnic - BA (Hons) Degree in Fine Art
2006-to date Head of Art at The Queen's School Chester
1999-2005 Head of Art at Oswestry School
1995-1999 Art Teacher at St. Albans High School for Girls
2008 HHA Studio, London.
2008 Country Works, Montgomery.
2008 Denbigh Arts Centre & Library.
2006 Country Works, Montgomery.
2005 Country Works, Montgomery.
2004 Heritage Centre, Oswestry.
2004 Country Works, Montgomery.
2003 Peter Humphries Centre, Oswestry.
2003 Bala Lake Hotel.
2009 Anon2 Theatre by the Lake, Keswick
2009 Lichfield Festival, Lichfield Cathedral with Angie Lewin & Andy Lovell
2009 Castle Gate House Gallery, Cockermouth
2009 The Architects Gallery, Teddington London
2009 8th Open Art exhibition, Grosvenor Museum Chester
2009 The Chapel, Llangollen
2008 156th Autumn Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy (RWA)
2008 Qube - Oswestry
2008 Castle Gate House Gallery, Cockermouth
2008 Sandford Gallery Print Exhibition, Church Stretton
2008 Weston Park Art Fair
2008 Editions Limited, Liverpool show with Norman Ackroyd & Jason Hicklin
2008 The Chapel, Llangollen.
2007 Moreton Hall School.
2007 Ludlow Assembly Rooms.
2007 Country Works show with Norman Ackroyd & Jason Hicklin
2007 Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk.
2007 Rhyl Arts Centre.
2007 7th Open Art Exhibition, The Grosvenor Museum.
2007 Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA), Open Exhibition.
2007 Wrexham International Print Exhibition.
2006 154th Autumn Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy (RWA).
2006 The Lund Gallery, North Yorkshire.
2006 The Shropshire Print Open.
2006 The Shropshire Open.
2006 The Chapel, Llangollen.
2006 Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk.
2005 Limited Editions, Liverpool.
2005 Wrexham International Print Exhibition.
2005 The Chapel, Llangollen.
2004 Iowa Biennial Exhibition of Miniature Prints.
2004 Wrexham Open.
2004 Shropshire Print Open.
2004 Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk.
2004 Wirral Open, Williamson Art Gallery.
2004 The Chapel, Llangollen.
2003 Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk.
2003 Shropshire Drawing Open.
2003 Wrexham Open.
2003 Potteries Museum & Art Gallery Stoke-on-Trent.
2003 BVA White, Heritage Centre, Oswestry.
2003 Shropshire Open, The Gateway Shrewsbury.
2003 The Summer Exhibition, The Tabernacle (MOMA), Machynlleth.
2003 Wrexham International Print Exhibition.
2003 Wirral Open, Williamson Art Gallery.
2002 The Summer Exhibition, Oswestry Heritage Centre.
2002 Wern Mill Gallery.
2002 The Summer Exhibition, The Black Sheep Gallery.
2002 Wirral Open, Williamson Art Gallery.
2002 BVA Yellow, Theatre Clwyd, Mold.
2001 The Summer Exhibition, Oswestry Heritage Centre.
2001 Wirral Open, Williamson Art Gallery.
1998 Glastonbury Arts Festival.
1997 Glastonbury Arts Festival.
1991 London Design Centre.
Magazine feature for Art of England - Aug 2004
Grosvenor Museum, Chester UK.
The Iowa Biennial Archive. USA.
NSEAD (National Society for Education in Art & Design)