My paintings are a response to my immediate environment, whether at home in  Lincolnshire; from my travels;  a response to something I have read; the news or personal life events - nothing is off limits.

 My first love is the landscape and the natural world and recent works are a very personal response to a particular place and set of circumstances when Burghley House, Lake and Sculpture Gardens,  near Stamford in  South Lincolnshire became a place of refuge and reflection. This new series of paintings began with research in late winter and will continue with research visits periodically, culminating in a series of paintings.

Sometimes you can disappear down a blind alley and grind to a halt.  The Blind Alley series is a response to reading an exciting book about the chaos and development of England and the Monarchy which left me itching to respond in paint - strange because I have never been particularly interested in history. I made a start and world events began to unfold  that left me questioning why I was painting a subject that could be seen as glorifying or trivialising war so I ground to a halt.  Having thought long and hard about about this work I do plan to continue the series in the near future.


I spent much of my younger life living in various parts of the UK and abroad, eventually settling in rural Lincolnshire where I have my painting studio.

One of the first people who could study for a degree in Lincolnshire I attended De Montfort University in Lincoln as a mature student intending to concentrate on sculptural work.  However, painting baffled me and became the challenge I wanted to know more about, becoming a lifetime's journey. I also studied printmaking and have recently begun to re-explore sculptural ceramics.


2023  Carre Street Gallery, Sleaford,  A joint French, German and UK exhibition of ceramics

2022 The National Craft and Design Centre, a small exhibition of ceramic work

2021 Featured in The Purposeful Mayo Magazine (by invitation)

2021 Wunderkammer of_Lilye instagram page  lockdown feature (by invitation)

2020 Art for Youth London Online Exhibition

2019 Art For Youth London Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London 

2019 Selected for the Spalding Open Exhibition

2017 Artbox Projects, Art Basle, Switzerland

2014 The National Craft and Design Centre,  "Road Trip USA"

 2011 "This is Art" Photographic Competition, Lincolnshire 

2007 The Hub National Craft and Design Centre, “See it” Exhibition

2005 Art on the Map, Lincolnshire Open Studios

2004  Sam Scorer Gallery, Lincoln.  A joint exhibition of new paintings with Lynne Lamb

2004 Art on the Map,  Lincolnshire Open Studios

2003 Whisby Anthology Project (NKDC funded project),  Included in book of poetry and images “Tundra Gap” late 2004.

2003 Art on the Map, Lincolnshire Open Studios

2002 Solo Exhibition, Sam Scorer Gallery, Lincoln

2001 Selected for The Nottingham Open, Nottingham Castle Museum and Gallery

2001 Solo Exhibition, The Spotlight Gallery, Newark

2001 Jelly Leg’d Chicken Arts Centre, Selected for Graduates Show.

 2000 Graduation Show, De Montfort Gallery, Lincoln.

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