Artist’s Statement

I studied Fine Art at the University of Plymouth and since, have participated in exhibitions throughout the South West of England.

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

Galleries

Exhibitions

  • ‘Gratitude’, Barnfield Theatre, Exeter – November 2016 (Group)
  • Devon Open Studios 2016 – September 2016 (Solo)
  • 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 (Group Exhibition)
  • 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 (Group Exhibition)
  • Whitestone Art and Crafts Fayre – May 2008 (Group Exhibition)
  • Fourth Doddiscombsleigh Art Show – November 2007 (Group Exhibition)
  • Double Elephant Print Workshop at Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital – May 2006 (Group Exhibition)
  • Plymouth Society of Artists Open, Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery – December 2005 (Open Exhibition)
  • Third Doddiscombleigh Art Show – November 2005 (Group Exhibition)
  • Third Doddiscombleigh Art Show – November 2005 (Group Exhibition)
  • Thelma Hulbert Open – Summer 2005 (Open Exhibition)
  • Plymouth Society of Artists Open, Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery – December 2003 (Group Exhibition)
  • The Second Doddiscombsleigh Art Show – November 2003 (Group Exhibition)
  • Exeter Natural Health Centre, May – July 2003 (Joint Exhibition with Jacquie Barber-Lafon)
  • The First Doddiscombsleigh Art Show – November 2002 (Group Exhibition)
  • Exeter Natural Health Centre, March – May 2002 (Solo Exhibition)
  • Stones Solicitors, Exeter, January 2001 – June 2001 (Solo Exhibition in offices)
  • Listening Post, Exeter, July 2000 – January 2001 (Work in Boardroom)
  • Eclipse Gallery, Penzance, August 2000 (Group Exhibition)
  • University of Plymouth Degree Show, June 2000
  • Exeter Health Care Arts, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, December 1999 – January 2000 (Open Exhibition)
  • Herbies Restaurant, Exeter, June-July 1999 (Solo Exhibition)
  • Lost in Spacex – Spacex Gallery, Exeter, May 1998 (Group Exhibition)