An elected Member of a National Society, the United Society of Artists, I annually exhibit with the Society in Central London; for a number of years at The Menier Gallery, Southwark and from 2014-2016 at The Bankside Gallery on The South Bank. This year, (2017) the society is back at the Menier Gallery, (the old chocolate factory) at 51, Southwark St. SE1 1RU from 5th-9th September. The Gallery is open Tuesday to Friday from 11am-6pm & on Saturday from 11am-3pm. I also exhibit throughout the year in various local galleries.
In 1995 I joined Herts Visual Arts and since that date I have participated in the annual OPEN STUDIOS event, 2017 marks my 22nd Open Studio! The dates of which are: 16th, 23rd & 30th September from 11.30-5.30.
On show will be paintings + a sculpture trail in my cottage garden at Oxhey Hall Cottage, Hampermill Lane, Oxhey, Watford Herts WD19 4NU. I enjoy meeting new people, showing my work and demonstrating various media to them.
I am an experienced demonstrator and run workshops for Art Societies in Herts, Middx, Beds and Bucks.
I also run workshops from my home studio in Oxhey three times a year. Spring and Autumn workshops are 'paint along' in style whilst the Summer workshops are held in my cottage garden, weather permitting. Individual tuition is given to adults at all levels of artistic ability.
This Autumn's workshops for adults of all abilities are on: Tuesday 3rd October, Thursday 12th October & Monday 16th October, £22 per afternoon (1.45 for a 2pm start until 5pm)
For many years watercolour has been my first love, sometimes combined with collage in subtle ways to create textural effects. Sculpture in stoneware fired clay is also a passion of mine, these pieces, taken from life and imagination are suitable for the home and the garden.
A deep love of nature is reflected in colourful paintings in watercolour, mixed media, oils, acrylic and encaustic wax. Favourite themes are landscape, coastal scenes, figures, animals and birds and still life . I regard experimentation as important in order to move forward.
In 2007 a watercolour was purchased by Bushey Museum, Herts for their collection of work by local artists.
In 2010 a depiction of Watford Museum under snow, was chosen by Watford Mayor Dorothy Thornhill in her Christmas Card competition. 1000 cards are annually printed and sent out by Mayor and the card raised over £2,000 for charity.
Commissioned work is hung in Watford's twin towns of Mainz, Germany and Pisaro, Italy. Privately purchased work has found its way to many parts of the world, including: France, Switzerland, Dubai, Canada, the U.S.A and the Czech Republic.