Currently I am making collages using dyed and waxed fabric pieces stitched or knotted together with waxed lined thread. Some figurative elements have appeared.

The recent paintings are abstract watercolours with collage on paper. They are about finding a balance of colour and tone reflecting such events as the weather, time of day, atmosphere and the seasons.

Over time the media used have varied from beach plastic, to paper ephemera or oil pastel and involved looking at recycling, and the ubiquitous urge to collect.

A Fine Art Graduate from Reading University, I taught Art, painting and printmaking, in schools and colleges in London for many years. For two and a half years I lived in the USA studying at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts and this experience influenced my work away from realism into abstraction. Much inspiration is found looking at Hans Hofmann, Anne Ryan, Paul Klee, Sean Scully, Gees Bend Quilters and Japanese Boro pieced work.

Elected an Associate Member of the South West Academy (SWAc) in 2016.




  • artspaces - Annie Bowie Gallery
  • Totnes and Dartington Open Studios
  • The South West Academy
  • Solo Exhibitions

  • 2017   'Paintbox' Watercolour and Collage at Bridport Arts Centre, Dorset
  • 2012   'GridWorks' Collages at the Flavel Dartmouth
  • 2004   'Paper or Plastic' Assemblages and Prints Braintree, Essex
  • 2001   'Recollections' Collages and Prints Henley Management College
  • 2000   'Away from Home' Collages and Prints Riverside Gallery Richmond
  • Selected Group Exhibitions Exhibitions

  • 2019   RWS Contemporary Watercolour Competition, Bankside London
  • 2018   SWAc at Thelma Hulbert Gallery Honiton
  • 2017-16-15-14-13 Royal West of England Academy Open, Bristol
  • 2017-2016   SWAc Open at Exeter Castle
  • 2017   3 Painters Birdwood House, Totnes
  • 2018-17  SWAc at Delamore Arts, Cornwood
  • 2016-10-09-07 Thelma Hulbert Gallery Honiton Open
  • 2016-15-13-07 Ecover Cover Exhibition (voted visitors' choice 2007)
  • 2016   SWAc at Delamore Arts, Cornwood
  • 2016   Dartmoor Open, Green Hill Arts, Moretonhampstead
  • 2015   3 Painters Birdwood House, Totnes
  • 2015   WVWG Gallery Walthamstow Village, London
  • 2014   Royal Watercolour Society Open, Bankside London
  • 2014   South West Academy Open, St. Stephens Exeter
  • 2014   Baxters Gallery, Dartmouth
  • 2013   South West Academy Annual Open, Gloss Gallery, Exeter
  • 2013   3 Painters, Birdwood House, Totnes
  • 2012   The Great Create Festival of Arts, Greenway, Brixham
  • 2008   Affordable Art Fair Battersea (Coombe Gallery, Dartmouth)
  • 2007   'Plastic Fantastic' Turnpike Gallery, Greater Manchester
  • 2006   '50/50' University of Brighton Gallery, Brighton
  • 2006   'Full Spectrum' Sherborne House, Dorset
  • 2003-1995 Society of Wood Engravers Annual Touring Exhibitions
  • 2002   National Print Exhibition Mall Galleries London
  • 1999   Summer Exhibition Royal Academy, London
  • 1995   Open Exhibition of Relief Prints Oxford University
  • 1994   National Print Exhibition Mall Galleries, London
  • 1994   Summer Exhibition Royal Academy, London
  • Public Purchase

  • Braintree Museum, Essex
  • Boston University, Massachusetts USA
  • Print Club of Albany, New York, USA
  • Work in private collections in UK, Europe, USA and Australia