About

Colour, its potential to excite the eye and engage the heart is central to my work.

I seek to induce strong, emotional responses to colour, strengthening awareness of its capacity to alter mood and mindstate.

Working intuitively, my pieces are abstract, often inspired by an emotional response to a sense of place or time, generally in series, large scale on canvas and board or smaller on paper and continually evolving. Painting and mono printmaking intertwine and are overlaid becoming integrated – so a piece which begins as a painterly screenprint may be scratched and worked into, using a range of mixed media and collage. Some pieces are titled by the name of the prominent colour, ‘Red Energy’ for instance and ‘Orange’ sold in the Royal Scottish Academy Open in Edinburgh, 2018.

As with Rothko, ‘shapes begin as unknown adventures in an unknown space’.

My studio overlooking Etherow Country Park, Compstall, near Stockport is where I spend much of my time. I am an associate of Castlefield Gallery in Manchester and have a work and exhibition space at The Trafford Centre, Manchester as part of Castlefield Gallery’s New Art Spaces. I am also a member of Hotbed Press, Salford, Forartis, and Art up Close.

I have exhibited widely in the UK, and have work in private collections in Ireland, Spain, Sweden, Australia & New Zealand

Upcoming exhibitions 2019

Sept 19 to Nov: Waterside Arts Centre, Sale with Lesley Harry & Paulette Bansal

July 12 & 19: Manifest @ The Trafford Centre with Castlefield Gallery’s New Art Space

June 22 – 30: Didsbury Arts Festival

May 24-27: Derbyshire Open Arts, open house

April 27:  Open day, Trafford Centre with Castlefield Gallery’s New Art Space

Solo Exhibitions

2017 Cheshire Open Studios

2016 Circles Unbound, The Studios Gallery, High Peak

1998 Callooh Callay, Altrincham

1995 Pankhurst Centre, Manchester

Group Exhibitions

2019 Hepworth Print Fair

2019 Space at the Mill, Castlefield, Manchester

2018 Manchester Art Fair, with Hot Bed Press

2018 Royal Scottish Academy

2018 King Street Studios, Lancaster

2018 Waterside Contemporary Arts, Sale

2018 Macc Art Lounge, Macclesfield

2017 Manchester Buy Art Fair, with Hotbed Press

2017 Castle Park Arts, Frodsham

2017 Stockport Contemporary Open

2017 New Perspectives, Tatton Park

2017 Bollington Arts Centre, Cheshire Artists Network

2016 New Mills Arts Trail & Festival

2016 Macc Art Lounge

2016 Stockport Contemporary Open

2016 Waterside Open, Trafford

2013 Lymm Artists exhibition

2013 Stockport Art Gallery—open exhibition

2003 Pyramid Arts Centre, Warrington: ‘Locations’

2003 Birchwood Park, Centrepieces

2001 Warrington Art Gallery: Warrington Visual Artist group show

1998 Warrington Art Gallery: A Woman’s Space

1992 Stockport Art Gallery: Open exhibition

 

 

Prussian Blue series

Hepworth Printfair 2019