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Hi Everyone and welcome to my March Newsletter…yes I know it’s April (just), but there’s been rather a lot going on! Looking out from great Almscliffe Crag-before the lockdown Ok, so my plan for this month and for the newsletter was to talk about all the shows...

art&York 2020 art&York is a 3 day event celebrating art, design & contemporary craft at York Racecourse Events Centre, North Yorkshire. Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th October 2020 120 artists showcasing their own work and selling direct to the public.Workshops, interactive areas, demonstrations, installations, artist talks, cafes...

Artist's inspiration: Golden light at one of my favourite places, Brimham Rocks! Hi Everyone, and welcome to my February Newsletter… So, if I’m being totally honest, January has not panned out as I hoped it would; I’ve spent most of the month fighting off various flu bugs,...

WIP In the Studio today-building mid layers on a large canvas, in my Cornish Margins Series. WIP today, day 3 painting on the large canvas which is part of my Cornish Margins Series. Having fun using Liquitex Paddle brushes and Catalyst Wedges, and building...

Pang Christmas Show 2019 Invitation Delighted to be taking part in the PANG Christmas Show 2019!! PANG is a network of practising professional artists working across a wide range of Art disciplines...

I'm delighted to say that I've been elected as an exhibiting member of Leeds Fine Artists. It's a very prestigious Arts Organisation with a long heritage and an extensive programme of annual exhibitions-can't wait to show with LFA! *To find out more about LFA, check out our...

            Excited to be showing alongside a fantastic bunch of artists as part of La Galleria, Pall Mall, Summer Show! The PV is on the 9th July-please send me an email if you would like tickets...

Thrilled to be part of this year's Harrogate Open at the Mercer Gallery! Loads of great artists-really well worth a visit! Above: Anstruther-my painting in layered acrylics on panel in this year's show...

I'm delighted to be part of Kunsthuis Gallery's Summer Show this year, which features work from 100 artists. Great show in lovely surroundings and with delicious food available too! My painting 'Fyvie' will be one of the works on show....

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  Recent experiments in the studio-playing with acrylics on tiny canvases, and adding fragments of hand painted silk...

  [caption id="attachment_1389" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Mural for Willow Tree School Harrogate[/caption] I've just finished a lovely project to create a mural for Willow Tree Primary in Harrogate! The piece is inspired by the work of Paul Klee, and created using individual tiles, each one hand painted by one...

Just finished a wonderful Summer School at RHS Harlow Carr! Lovely group of people and the chance to work in a beautiful environment! Loads of creative work using mark-making, mixed media and a huge range of materials and techniques...

Just finished a lovely project painting with all 120 children at Askwith Community Primary School! Great chance to do an extended project and work with all the children in a school from the youngest nursery age child to those just about to transfer to secondary school. All...

Fantastic Arts celebration day at the very beautiful RHS Harlow Carr! [caption id="attachment_569" align="alignnone" width="900"] Bespoke Banners for RHS Harlow Carr made by children from the HART Alliance Schools, Harrogate[/caption] Children from Hart Alliance schools, based around Harrogate, came together for a wonderful arts celebration event in...

NEW!!   I'm very excited to be running a four day Summer school at the wonderful RHS Harlow Carr this Summer. The course runs on 4 consecutive days in August and will absolutely make the most of the wonderful setting of the Harlow Carr Gardens. The course covers...

  I've just finished researching and putting together an exciting new Learning Pack for Newby Hall near Ripon. The pack is designed to be used by Primary schools as a starting point for activities during a visit to Newby, but also contains loads of cross-curricular activities...