Winner at Welland Valley Art Society Autumn Exhibition


I am very pleased to have received the main prize, the Gladys Teesdale award, at the Welland Valley Art Society Autumn Exhibition 2018 for my mixed media painting 'Beanz Bouquet'. I had a lot of fun painting this during the course of my Open Studio event this summer. The WVAS exhibition is well worth a visit ( I have another 3 paintings there too!) and is open from 1 - 13 October.

Patchings 2018


One of my mixed media paintings [b']Blue Sky, Purple Shadows'is currently on show at Patchings Art Centre in The Artist exhibition. Opened on 12th July to coincide with the Patchings Art, Craft & Design Festival, the exhibition continues to run until 12th August so there is still plenty of time to visit. You will find a mix of high quality, mostly figurative, work in a variety of styles and media – and a coffee shop next door too!
Should you feel inclined to vote my painting your ‘People’s Choice’ (thank you!) you can do so here [link type="URL" url="" new="true"]

Open Studio


I am welcoming visitors to my studio on Saturday/Sunday 23,24,30 June and 1 July as part of Rutland Open Studios. Do pop in and say hello if you are in the area. It would be lovely to see you!

Newspaper article


I was fortunate to have a write up in my local newspaper this week . Here's the article that appeared in the Rutland & Stamford Mercury on 23rd March 2018

Selection for RI Exhibiition 2018


I am delighted to report that my mixed media painting ‘The Old Shed’ has been selected to be shown at the 206th exhibition of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (‘the RI’) at the Mall Galleries in London. I am extremely grateful to the selectors for choosing my painting from the over 1,100 works submitted this year. To have my work exhibited alongside those of the extremely talented members of the RI will be an absolute privilege (albeit rather daunting too!)
The exhibition opens on 6th April and runs until 21st April at the Mall Galleries, just off Trafalgar Square. For more information see https:/

Pre-selection for Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours exhibition 2018


I am thrilled that 'The Old Shed' has been pre-selected for the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London, this April. I won't know until next month whether it has made the final selection but to have even got this far feels amazing!

Leisure Painter magazine


I am really pleased to have my prize-winning painting The Winding Road, Yorkshire Dales in the October issue of Leisure Painter magazine as part of their feature on 2017's Open Competition

An award at Patchings 2017


I am delighted to have been chosen to exhibit again this year at The Artist and Leisure Painter Patchings Competition and exhibition – and excited again to be a prizewinner (£250 worth of materials from Caran D’Ache)!

The exhibition opened in conjunction with the start of the Patchings Art, Craft and Photography Festival (which took place 13 – 16 July) and continues to run at Patchings Art Centre, Nottinghamshire until 20 August. If you are in the area, do pay it a visit. If you are unable to get there all of the exhibited works and prize winners can be seen on the following website – where there is also the chance to vote for my painting as your People’s Choice, should you wish