Living in a rural area for most of my life, nature's forms and colours have always been the main influence on my work, though it is not always revealed in an obvious manner. Along side making abstract and representational works the actual process of making is very important to me, and therefore continuously drives me towards pushing the boundaries of my practice. Solitude from living in a remote area of mid Wales has enabled me to concentrate on developing my work through ongoing exploration and experimentation using a wide range of materials including; oils, acrylics, pastels, paper, glass and found objects.
CV & Education
2014 'Fascinating Fossils & Co' Radnorshire Museum & Art Gallery Llandrindod Wells Powys
2013 ABSTRACT ASPECTS Art Cafe Powys Mind Llandrindod Wells Powys
2009 'Look just Look' & 2002 'Synthesis' Art By the Yard Great Oak Cafe Llanidloes Powys
1996 - 97 'Reflect' The Elan Valley Hotel Rhayader Powys
2014 Open Drawing Gas Gallery Aberystwyth Ceredigion
1992 & 93 Nature In Art International Centre for Wildlife Art Twigworth Gloucestershire
Artist in Residence
2014 Radnorshire Museum & Art Gallery Temple Street Llandrindod Wells Powys. Creating new work within a dedicated wall space during my solo show and engaging with the general public to raise the profile of the museum's fossil collection. Also part of POWYS ARTS MONTH
2012 An Acre of Art Wigmore Herefordshire 'Magnificent Moths' Creating new artworks during 'h-art' in September & Erwood Craft Centre & Gallery RAILWAY CARRIAGE nr. Builth Wells during POWYS ARTS MONTH
1993 & 2010
Nature in Art International Centre for Wildlife Art Twigworth Gloucester. Creating new work & engaging with the general public during the 1+1+1= group show
2014 - 15 'Showtime' Visual Voices section Oriel Davies Gallery Newtown Powys
2013 'Postcard Portraits' Nature in Art Twigworth Gloucester
2013 Palace Arts-fest Bishops Palace Hereford
2012 1+1= group 'Above Beneath Beyond # II ' with Kathleen Packwood The Andrew Lamont Gallery Theatr Brycheiniog Brecon Powys
2012 MAJESTIC MOTHS An Acre of Art Wigmore North Herefordshire
2012 1+1= group 'Nature and the Human Spirit' with Kathleen Packwood & guest artist Christian Parkes The Bleddfa Centre Knighton Powys
2011 1+1= group 'Inspired by Nature' with Kathleen Packwood & guest artist Terri Sweeney Mid Wales Arts Centre Maesmawr Caersws Powys
2011 'h-art' week Open Studio/Gallery with Kathleen Packwood. Corner Cottage Tenbury Wells Worcestershire
2011 POWYS ARTS MONTH Mid Wales Arts Centre Maesmawr Caersws Powys
2010 1+1+1= group 'Above Beneath Beyond' with Kathleen Packwood & Kate Hammersley Nature in Art Twigworth, Gloucester
2010 Contemporary Art for Christmas Lloyd Gill Gallery Weston-Super-Mare Somerset
2010 Palace Art Fair Fulham Palace London
2010 Powys for Christmas Wyeside Arts Centre Builth Wells Powys
2006 Reds on the Bed Minerva Arts Centre Llanidloes Powys
1998 Different Aspects with Kathleen Packwood Gateway Galleries Shrewsbury Shropshire
1997 Wildlife Art Auction Christie's London
1995 Borderlands Bleddfa Trust Centre Bleddfa Powys
1995 Fecit, Pinxit, Impressit The School of Art Aberystwyth Ceredigion
1995 On The Surface Oriel Myrddin Carmarthen Carmarthenshire
1994 Fresh Art Business Design Centre London
1994 When Words Fail The Deffett Francis Gallery Swansea Glamorganshire
Tutoring & workshops
Since 1990 I have worked for many organisations, including colleges, art centres and charities to deliver workshops to both their members and the public. The following three projects stand out for me and ones I have found particularly rewarding. Other project details supplied on request.
2013 – Coleg Powys, Newtown, ART & DESIGN STUDENTS Pathways to Curation Project.
2007 – Celf o Gwmpas, Llandrindod Wells, Decorative 3D Wirework.
2002 – Young Carers, Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells, Venue décor.
2008 - Leaping Salmon, Outdoor Mosaic, Llani Ltd., Severn Porte Park, Llanidloes, Powys.
2002 - Homage to Sun Ra, Painting in and around found glass medicine cabinet. Pembrokeshire.
2005 - Interior textile decor, WOMAD, Reading.
1982 - Designed and screen printed altar frontal, runner and chalice cover. Other designer wove a collection of stoles to colour co-ordinate with my designs, Morley Retreat and Conference Centre, Derbyshire.
2008 - Public art works produced with lead artists in youth workshops (16 to 25 yrs. Compton's Yard Trust, Llanidloes, Powys. Street art: Skate Park, Willow Sculpture: Victoria Park, Carved Gate: Compton's Yard Trust Garden.
Oppenheim, John Downs Trust Award, London. To produce new works.
Art Education & Qualifications
2005 Teaching Certificate University of Wales Newport Gwent
1995 Postgraduate Diploma in Studio Studies (Printmaking Drawing Painting)
University of Wales Aberystwyth Ceredigion
1984 Diploma in Textile Design (Pass with Credit)
Derby Lonsdale College HE Derbyshire