Artist Statement

Living and working in an area of outstanding natural beauty in Cumbria, I am influenced by the beauty and majesty of the landscape that surrounds me.  More recently my work aims to comment on the crisis we face regarding Climate Change and the detrimental effects of our consumerism.  I apply non recyclable plastics as paint to ask the viewer to consider where our plastic goes once we have finished with it.      

I am currently working as Artist in Residence at Rydal Mount and Gardens, Cumbria.  Working in what was William Wordsworth's home and gardens is a real privilege and his interest in and passion for the environment will hopefully be reflected in my work.

Exhibitions

2020

Online exhibition - https://www.artsteps.com/view/5f04a5993cb17f6687ffeb95

4th July to 3rd August

The Hive, Nenthead, Cumbria.  'Landscapes of Alston Moor'

2019

5th October to 27th October

The Old Courthouse, Shap, Cumbria

22nd June to 8th August 2019

Nenthead Arts and Visitor Centre, Nenthead, Cumbria

19th August to 27th September 2019

Fitz Gallery, Keswick Museum and Gallery, Keswick, Cumbria

1st April to 10th September 2019

Ravenbridge Stores, Kirkoswald

Solo exhibition of Giclee prints from original art works

2018 

Alston Aspire

Art exhibition in the North Pennines

 

2014

One day Only

Joint one day exhibition with Cumbrian artist and print maker Claire Bentley – Alston Police Station

2013

C-Art

Cumbria’s award winning contemporary arts festival, featuring special events, exhibitions, installations, an artists’ directory, open studios and more

2013

Alston Aspire

Art exhibition in the North Pennines

2012

Alston Aspire

Art exhibition in the North Pennines

2003

TAKS Launch

Through Art Keep Smiling’ exhibition to launch the charity working with Ugandan sculptor David Odwar – Oxford and Uganda

2003

Arrested Art

Open art exhibition, Bayswater, London

2002

25cm x 25cm

Exhibition where all exhibits could not exceed 25cm x 25cm, University of Northumbria, Newcastle upon Tyne

2002

Arrested Art

Open Art exhibition, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London

Community Art

Present

Market Cross Alston

Ongoing collection of art works 

Artist in Residence, Rydal Mount, Rydal, Ambleside

Ongoing collection of art works

Art Education

2001 to 2003

Leeds Metropolitan University

MA in Contemporary Fine Art Practice

1998 to 1999

University of Leeds (Bretton Hall)

PGCE in Art and Design Secondary

1995 - 1998

University of York (University College Scarborough and affiliated to Cyprus College of Art)

BA Combined Honours in Visual Art and Art History

 

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