Advance notice of new exhibition

As the sun is shining, I thought I’d let you know about an exhibition that I’m working on for the summer.  I will be having my first solo show at South Square Gallery in Bradford in the Meeting Room Gallery.  It’s an intimate, light space which will be perfect for the work I’m doing which is a series of small, postcard-size paintings on panel.  Apologies for the lack of activity on here – any spare time I have I’m in the studio!

Meanwhile, here is one that you may not have seen.

Fishing 2011

Acrylic on paper

The show is up!

We got our ‘Have you seen my Childhood?’ art exhibition up today, and it is looking great.  If you are wondering what to do in Hebden Bridge this month, come and take a look. We open this Sunday for a preview from 2-4pm, and then the exhibition will be open from 9th Feb to 6th March 2011, Wed-Sun 11-4pm at Artsmill in Hebden Bridge (free entry).  Here’s a sneak preview of the show! 
Preview of the show
If you are looking for other things to do while you are in Hebden Bridge, take a look at these websites which list what’s on in and around Hebden Bridge:-



Creative Calderdale

Forthcoming Exhibition

Advance notice that I will be exhibiting at ArtsMill in Hebden Bridge in February 2011.  This will be a collaboration with three other artists who also use childhood as a theme in their work.  ‘Have you seen my childhood?’ will be on show from Wed 9th February to Sun 6th March.  More details will follow.


Hebden Bridge 2010 Winter Open Studios is nearly here

My entry for the ‘Matryoshka‘ exhibition at Northlight Art Studios, as part of Hebden Bridge 2010 Winter Open Studios this weekend – 4th and 5th December, 11am – 5pm each day.  Artists will be opening their studios, and you can buy original art direct from the artists.   Fantastic original Christmas gifts for those people who’ve already got everything.  There will also be mince pies and hot refreshments in case you get hungry and thirsty…

'To Decorate'

'To Decorate' - collage and transfer on matryoshka doll

Part of my work explores dressing up and playing with dolls, and with this piece I have used images of a child playing at ‘being mummy’; dressing up, posing for the camera, pushing a teddy around in a cart.  These are layered over collaged fragments of ephemera such as recipes, fashion shots and marketing textbook chapters which can be glimpsed beneath the surface.  Their messages are subtle, but their substance creates a landscape.

This piece will be for sale at £100.

‘Matryoshka’ Exhibition and Northlight Open Studios

Northlight Xmas Open Studios 2010

Warmly inviting you to our Christmas Extravaganza!
Open Studios
and our stunning Matryoshka exhibition, artists’ individual take on the Russian doll,
take place the weekend of 4 and 5 December, 11am – 5pm at Northlight Studios in Hebden Bridge.
Do come and join the artists for a festive weekend – there will be a fantastic selection of paintings, ceramics, jewellery, prints, cards and more.
Look no further for all your Christmas shopping needs!
And of course there will be mulled wine and mince pies on hand – and even a raffle.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Festive greetings from all at Northlight Studios.