From the mid 1990s to the summer of 2012 I exhibited regularly with Textilia III at a variety of galleries in the North West of England.
I am an active member of the South Lakes group Green Door Artists and participate in their exhibitions and Open Studio Trails. For the last five years I have organised the annual Art Trail. I also exhibit annually as part of the Silverdale and Arnside Art and Craft Trail. In addition I exhibit at various art markets mainly, but not exclusively, in the North West and Scotland. I am now a member of and exhibit with Cumbria Printmakers. Details of events can be found on the Events page.
I regularly give talks and lead workshops for various groups.
Major Exhibitions and Events
As well as the annual events like Art Trails, Book Fairs, Art in the Pen and the Brewery Christmas Market my work has featured in the following exhibitions and events.
Installation work and Summer School workshops at the Merz Barn in Elterwater
Selected for “To the Letter” at the Platform Gallery, Clitheroe
Invited to take part in “Paperworks” at Masham Gallery
Invited to be one of the guest artists at “Craftsmen at the Priory”, Lanercost
Selected for “ArtFest North” in Kendal
Selected for “Collect Cumbria” at Blackwell Arts and Crafts House, Bowness
Selected for the C-Art exhibition at Rheged, Penrith
Featured in the Lark publication “500 Books Volume 2”
Invited to produce a body of work about Joss Naylor for the exhibition entitled “Adventures” at Rheged, Penrith
Liverpool Artists’ Book Fair and exhibition
Selected for C-Art Pocket exhibition at Rheged, Penrith
Selected for the Book Arts exhibition at Liverpool Central Library
“Fold” at Farfield Mill Sedbergh with PagePaperStitch
Solo exhibition at the Rydal Hall Teashop, near Grasmere
“A Sense of Place” at Kendal Museum with Green Door Artists
Invited to be one of the guest artists at the annual Witherslack Group Exhibition
Finalist in the Designer Maker category in the inaugural Cumbria Life Culture Awards
Selected for the Shakespeare themed Book Arts exhibition at Liverpool Central Library. The work from this exhibition later travelled to Italy.
“Through the Mill” at Farfield Mill, Sedbergh with Green Door Artists
Invited to take part in the Highlights Contemporary Craft Tour “PaperScissorsBook”
Selected for the York Art Market
“Inside Outside” at Kendal Museum with Green Door Artists
Invited to submit work to “Paper Dreams” at Masham Gallery
Invited to submit work to “The Earth’s Layers” at The Witham, Barnard Castle
Invited to send work to a Book Arts exhibition in Italy (through the Liverpool Book Fair)
Featured artist in the November issue of Cumbria Life