I am a multi- disciplinary artist, mainly working in textiles, interests in materiality of cloth and connections between people and places.
Training: Foundation, Bournemouth and Poole College; 1980-81, BA (hons) Roehampton/University of Surrey; 1989-91 Goldsmiths, (PGCE) 1991-2
Group and Solo Exhibitions
2022 A Visible THREAD, AceArts, Somerton. ‘Transformations’, Bankside Gallery, London. Holburne Research Residency with seam collective, Bath.
2019 10 Bays Fine Foundation Gallery, Durlston castle
2018 Fifty Dorset Makers, Furleigh Estates
2017 Marshwood Arts awards, Bridport (Highly Commended)
2017 Evolver Prize 2017 top 100, Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton
2017 Dorchester Arts Open, Dukes, Dorchester
2017 Fifty Dorset Makers, Wolfeton Riding house, Dorset,
2017The Observatory: Perspectives on Landscape, Society and Spirit, Exeter University
2016/17 ‘Present Makers’, Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton, Devon, selected show
2016 Black Swan Arts Open, Frome, Somerset, selected show, (Highly commended)
2016- ‘100 cubed’ Artishe Gallery, ‘Wish You Were Here’ (postcards) Mulberry Tree gallery, ‘Interrogating Materials’- Allsopp Gallery Bridport, ‘To the Lighthouse’, Fine Foundation Gallery, Durlston
2015- Somerset Arts Weeks, Hill House, Shapwick,
2014- ‘Charley’s War’, Durlston Castle, Fine Foundation Gallery
2011 ‘Beginnings’ 2013 ‘Growth’ – Purbeck Collective, Durlston Castle
2011/2015 ‘Blue’, ‘The Art of Textiles’, ‘Drawing Open’, ‘Life Studies’, ‘Words Works’ L’Artishe Gallery, Dorset
2011 Group show, Courtyard Centre Hertford
2011 Group show, Palace Green Gallery, Hatfield House
2009 Coastal Creatives Gallery Southbourne, ‘A Stroll along the Prom’
2009/2016 Mulberry Tree Gallery (regularly selected exhibitor)
2007 Coastal Creatives, Kube Gallery, Poole
2007/2022 Boilerhouse Gallery, Corfe Castle (cooperative member and regular exhibitor
2005‘Extreme’, Study Gallery, Poole- documented/video group situation/ performance
1994 Cool Tan Gallery Brixton (Coloursplash textile banners)
1990 Solo Exhibition Lulham House Gallery, Roehampton
1988 Clothes Show live ‘Travellers Yarns’ (knitwear)
1987 London Fashion Week Olympia, hand dyed, hand knitwear.
Art teaching (PGCE) in London and Dorset.
Arts workshop leader in London and Dorset
Artist in Residence- Nature Nursery (2016), Charley’s War, fine Foundation Gallery (2014)
Site specific artist/assistant artist in London in mosaic/raku ceramics (1992-3).
Designer/ maker of hand knitwear in UK and Europe.
Textile pattern writing (Handmade Living Magazine)
Collections manager/curator of Joe Colquhoun’s comic illustrations: UK and Europe
Gallery assistant Acanthus Gallery, Wareham Dorset
King’s Fund Travel scholarship- Ravenna.
Highly Commended- Black Swan Arts Open 2016
Highly Commended-Marshwood Arts awards 2017
50 Dorset makers, 2017