About

I have lived in and around Sussex all my life. I currently live between south west London and the south coast. When I’m not in the studio I also have a day job and run my own coaching, counselling and leadership training business.

I love my home and enjoy nothing better than to be at home. I love to research painting and generally books on art are all over the house.

I can’t stop buying paintings and the walls are filled with paintings I have bought just because I like them. Often old paintings from a charity shop. They are all on the wall thrown randomly up – but it works.

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I have several studio assistants – three cats and a dog. In all honesty it’s only one cat that is loyal and comes into the studio with me – Ambrose. He is chief art critic. The others visit but he has a cushion and sits on it behind me watching. As soon as I head to the studio and open the door he’s there.

Other than painting and work I love to sit and natter with my friends. I have a small but select group who I will text my new work to before I post to facebook. Over the years they have got really good at critiquing the work. And do the same for them.

I am an Associate Member of The United Society of Artists (AUA) and also hold an MA in Fine Art. Exhibit in London and the South East.


Galleries & CV

2017

August – Guest Artist, Chalk Gallery, Lewes
July – Selected for the ‘Exhibit Here’ exhibition at the Menier Gallery, London
July – Flux Exhibition 2017, The Cookhouse Gallery, Chelsea College of Art, London
July – The Society of Women Artists (SWA), Mall Galleries, 2017 Exhibition
July – St Cuthberts Mill Award Winner, 2017 The Artist & Leisure Painter, Patchings Competition and Exhibition
July – Shortlisted for The Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA), Mall Galleries, London
June – The United Society of Artists, Members’ Exhibition, Margate
June – Contributed to UK Youth Charity Gala
June – Ox Market Art Gallery, Chichester
May – Earth Day Exhibition, American Embassy, London
April – Russell Gallery, Chelsea Art Fair 2017, Chelsea, London
April – The Royal Institute of Painters In Watercolour (RI), Mall Galleries, London
March – Shortlisted for the New English Art Club (NEAC) 2017 Exhibition
January – Shortlisted for the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) 2017 Exhibition

2016

December – Winter Show, Russell Gallery, Putney, London
October – Finalist in The Stride Open, Chichester
September – Ox Market Art Gallery, Chichester
September – The Royal Society of Marine Artists, Mall Galleries, London, 2016
July – Shortlisted for the Royal Society of Marine Artists
June – Summer Show, Russell Gallery, Putney, London
June – Chelsea Art Society, Annual Exhibition, London
June – Contributed to UK Youth Charity Gala
May – Shortlisted for the Society of Women Artists
April – The Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (RI), Mall Galleries, London
April – National Open Art (NOA), The Other Art Fair, London
March – Shortlisted for the New English Open

2015

October – Selected works shortlisted for the annual exhibition of the Pastel Society
October – Selected to exhibit at the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI)
September – Finalist in The Stride Open
July – Exhibited with the New Artist Fair Summer Exhibition
June – Finalist of the Griffin Gallery Open
June – Finalist of the National Open Art competition (NOA) subsequently taken on tour to HIVE Harrogate expo by the NOA
May – Shortlisted by the New English Open
February – Exhibited at The Brick Lane Gallery

  • 2012-2014

  • Focus of my work has been through MA Fine Art, Brighton University
    July 2013: MA Fine Art YEAR ONE show
    July 2014: MA Fine Art FINAL show
  • 2010

  • Teenage Cancer Trust Summer Gala, Brighton
    A Summer Miscellany, Highgate Contemporary Art Gallery, London
    Untitled Artists, Chelsea, London
    Stuttgart Art Fair, Stuttgart
    Ox Market Art Gallery, Chichester
  • 2009

  • Festive Artists Season, Ox Market Art Gallery, Chichester
    Winter Show, Arundel Workshop and Gallery, Arundel
    The Stride Open, Chichester
    Ox Market Art Gallery, Chichester
  • 2008

  • Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI), Mall Galleries, London
  • ADDITIONAL REPRESENTATION

    The Stride Open, Chichester
    Arundel Workshop and Gallery, Arundel
    Unique Arts, Hove