Artist’s Statement

I studied Fine Art at the University of Plymouth and  have participated in exhibitions throughout the UK.

The Devon landscape has a great influence on my work.  Living in Exeter, I have access to rural areas, moors and sea as well as more formal parks and gardens on the edge of the urban environment. On a daily basis, I observe and experience the changing colours and forms as the seasons unfold and aim to capture something of this transitory experience in my painting. As well as working with colour and light, I try to encompass some the energy and movement pertinent to a specific experience of the landscape and its qualities.

My interest in plants, gardening and particularly growing fruit and vegetables has had a strong influence on my most recent work.  In 2015, I completed an MSc in Plant Diversity, having already studied horticulture at both Bicton College and Kew Gardens.  I enjoy exploring ways of expressing the forms, colours and textures of plant material in paint and mixed media.

Art Education

  • Access to Art and Design, Exeter College 1993-1994
  • Foundation Course in Art and Design, Exeter College 1995-1996
  • BA in Fine Art, University of Plymouth 1997-2000

Work in Public Collections

Exhibitions

  • Exeter Cathedral Christmas Exhibition - November/December 2017
  • Doddiscombsleigh Art Show - October 2017
  • ‘Gratitude’, Barnfield Theatre, Exeter – November 2016
  • Devon Open Studios 2016 – September 2016
  • Friends and Family Open, Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital, 26th November 2012 – 31st January 2013
  • 20 by 20, Gloss Gallery, Exeter – 1st – 29th December 2012
  • Gallery 136, London – Autumn 2012
  • Devon Artists’ Network at Northcott Theatre, Exeter Oct – Dec 2011
  • Red Earth Gallery, Summer Exhibition, Bickleigh – June – July 2010
  • Exeter Health Care Art, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital – November 2009 – January 2010
  • Fifth Doddiscombsleigh Art Show – November 2009
  • Whitestone Art and Crafts Fayre – May 2008
  • Fourth Doddiscombsleigh Art Show – November 2007
  • Double Elephant Print Workshop at Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital – May 2006
  • Plymouth Society of Artists Open, Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery – December 2005
  • Third Doddiscombleigh Art Show – November 2005
  • Thelma Hulbert Open – Summer 2005
  • Plymouth Society of Artists Open, Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery – December 2003
  • The Second Doddiscombsleigh Art Show – November 2003
  • Exeter Natural Health Centre, May – July 2003
  • The First Doddiscombsleigh Art Show – November 2002
  • Exeter Natural Health Centre, March – May 2002
  • Stones Solicitors, Exeter, January 2001 – June 2001
  • Listening Post, Exeter, July 2000 – January 2001
  • Eclipse Gallery, Penzance, August 2000
  • University of Plymouth Degree Show, June 2000
  • Exeter Health Care Arts, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, December 1999 – January 2000
  • Herbies Restaurant, Exeter, June-July 1999
  • Lost in Spacex – Spacex Gallery, Exeter, May 1998