The opportunities to exhibit were closed down during the pandemic restrictions, so as things begin to ease again there has been a flurry of opportunities, many of them coming all at once! So this year, 2021, I am delighted to have had the opportunity to exhibit in the Big Art Fair in Hitchin in July, Ayot Art Fair 18th - 20th September, and Open Studios September - October 2021. This year I am exhibiting in my new studio in my garden at home in Wheathampstead , which I moved into just before... Read more
20th September to 9th October 2021 HVA Open Studios
Henderson Hub, High Street, Abbots Langley, WD5 0AR
9th - 17th October 2021 The Wynd Gallery, Letchworth, Herts SG6 3EN https://wyndgallery.co.uk Read more
Natural Threads - I'm excited to be one of three Wynd Gallery artists in this exhibition. Natural Threads features the work of Audrey Imber, Lucy Sugden...
Exhibiting as part of the HVA Open Studios in September and October
During lockdown I have created art inspired by my garden and the surrounding natural environment, looking more closely at the patterns, colours and creatures around me. Textiles is my main media but recently I have worked in acrylic and watercolour to create large scale art works.
I also will be showing a range of items including canvases, cushions, silk scarves, velvet purses etc. which feature my own unique... Read more
St Albans Art Society Exhibition, Upper Dagnal Street Baptist Church Hall, St Albans AL3 5EE (28-31 July 2021)
August 2021: I’ve just completed a mural at RAF Halton. My shop on the makers on line market place Etsy has been great for selling prints of my illustration of Hertford that you'll find in my gallery. Painted during ‘lockdown’. £10 from the sale of each print goes to the local charity, Mudlarks. So far it’s raised £1000. I'll gradually add more artwork and ceramics, so please have a look. https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/... Read more
Art on the Common, Harpenden: 18th 19th September for an exciting outdoor art experience.
Art in Potters Bar: from 13th December 2019 see a wide range of my work at the Wenta offices, alongside other Herts Visual Arts members.
I will be taking part in the Hertford Arts Trail 2021 as part of the Courtyard Arts and Hertford Town Council from Monday April 12th.
I will be taking part in Canvas 25 Art Event 2021 at Courtyard Arts in aid of Mind in Mid Herts.
The show will run from Tuesday September 7th - 2nd October.
Current and past exhibitions
HAPPENING IN 2021 -
18/9-20/9 - Ayot St-Lawrence art show (Hertfordshire).
12/4 - 8/5 - Hertford Art Trail.
My work is displayed inside the Hertford Tourist Information centre , open from Tuesdays (starting 13/4) to Saturdays ( 9.30 until 5 p.m.), for the duration of the art trail.
2020 exhibitions Read more
28/2 - 28/3 Big Art Showcase at the New...
Exhibitions and News Read more
Awarded 'The Lady Lamming Award for Best Abstract July 2021
Currently Exhibiting at The Eagle Gallery St Peters Street, Bedford MK40 2NN
Currently Exhibiting at The Wynd Gallery' 6-8 The Wynd, Letchworth Herts SG6 3EN
‘Hertfordshire Landscape Painter of the year Finalist’ featured in the Hertfordshire Life Magazine
Selected for ‘The New Designers’ The Business Design Centre Islington London
Selected as a Member of The...
I am currently exhibiting at Primavera Gallery in Cambridge, 10 King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1SJ, open Mon - Sun 11am-5pm, tel 01223 357708
City Summer Scapes - Public Art Installation, St Alban's City Centre, August 2021- present
Uplifting Creations - Collective Gallery & Art Project Space, St Albans, April - May 2021
8th September - 9th October2021
10am - 3pm Wednesdays - Saturdays
The Workhouse Dunstable, 5 Ashton Square, Dunstable, LU6 3SN
for more information visit https://www.theworkhousedunstable.co.uk/
I am teaching art and crafts for Creative Learning www.creativelearning.org.uk. My next course begins on 15th September and is beginners Macramé. Read more
I am participating in the Dacorum Creatives gallery in the Marlowes Shopping Centre, Hemel Hempstead. I will be running Macramé workshops and if able Jewellery Making and Painting workshops. Please see my Facebook business page https://...
Paint Watercolour Tulips - 5.8.21 - Bishop's Stortford
Floral Pottery Painting - 12.8.21 - Bishop's Stortford
Morning Acrylic Pouring Workshop - 28.8.21 - Bishop's Stortford
Evening Acrylic Pouring Workshop - 7.9.21 - Bishop's Stortford
Natural Threads - 9th-17th October Read more
The Wynd Gallery, Letchworth, Herts SG6 3EN
Excited to be one of three Wynd Gallery artists in this exhibition. Natural Threads features the work of Audrey Imber, Jackie Uphill and myself, showing work concerned with the natural form, shape and layers of the landscape and natural world. You'll be able to meet us, watch us work and I'm running a workshop during the week long exhibition. Full details on my website...
I am running demonstrations of weaving on the loom and sketchbook journalling workshops during Open Studios, based with Dacorum Creatives in the Marlowes. Read more
The workshops are designed for adults - beginners are very welcome. These sessions are to encourage you - to give you courage to start or reignite a drawing habit!
Sketchbook journalling: illustrate your life
Tuesday 21st September 11am-12.30pm and Sunday 10th October 2-3.30pm
Watercolour flowers: paint a simple...
I work from a studio in Baldock, and am happy to welcome visitors in a 'Covid-safe' way. Please contact me for details.
Recent Solo Exhibitions:
Distraction - The Wynd Gallery, Letchworth, 25 July - 2 August 2020
Recent Exhibitions include:
What I Made in Lockdown - The Workhouse, Dunstable, 26 August - 19 September 2020
Making Our Mark - Baldock Arts & Heritage Centre 11 May -18 August 2019
Gatehouse Gallery, Harlow - Solo exhibition 26 March -17 April 2018
Foyer Gallery, Broadway Gallery, Letchworth 17 May - 16 July 2017
• Talented Art Fair Exhibition, Brick Lane, Old Truman, London, 2018
• Artsdepot Open Exhibition, Artsdepot, London, 2018
• Batik Artworks Exhibition, Stanmore Library, London, 2017
• Batik and Thread Artworks Exhibition, Artsdepot, London, 2015
• Created successful businesses (Gift shop and Textile Design and Creation)
• Won 5 major fabric design contracts in my Textile Design Company
St Albans Pop Up Public Art Installation | Outdoors around Cathedral Quarter, High Street & Market Square | August 2021
Collective at the Museum | St Albans Museum & Gallery | September 2021
9 Paintings by Leon Barnes on display at the Mardleybury Gallery
Thursday to Saturday 11am till 5pm