'an exquisite yet quiet hand with a sense of simple beauty and calmness' ... review - bruton gallery

I studied for my BA Honours Degree at GLASGOW SCHOOL of ART in Textiles. In my final year of study I won a Royal Society of Arts Bursary Award, which led to 3 years as in-house designer with Mary Quant Ltd, London. Following this, I obtained my MASTERS Degree from THE ROYAL COLLEGE of ART , London (School of Fine Art).  Over the past 30 years I have worked at a number of institutions across the country as a university lecturer whilst maintaining my own practice, which I am currently working on full-time.

My work is available to purchase either directly from myself or if it is listed as showing in exhibitions. Price of work ranges from £100 - £2500. Please get in touch through my CONTACT page if you would like any further information. A selection of watercolours, etchings and the 5-part folding card are also available at Aosdana Gallery, Isle of Iona.   I am happy to work to a specific commission.



2018 -  David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation charity event, Mall Galleries, May 2 - 6th

2018 -   Kunsthuis Gallery, North Yorkshire- 'Our eARTh' , 24th March - 22nd December

2017  -  Selected for The Lynn Painter-Stainer's Prize/Exhibition, The Mall Galleries, London

2017  -  Artemis Gallery, Cockermouth

2016  -  Shortlisted for The Cumbrian Artist of the Year Award

2016  -  Cumbrian Printmakers, Florence Mine, Egremont

2015  -  Royal Scottish Society of Watercolourists, Edinburgh

2015  -  Vallum Gallery, University of Cumbria

2014  -  Business Design Centre, Carlisle

2013  -  C-Art at Tullie House, Carlisle

2013  -  Lund Gallery, Easingwold, Yorkshire

2012  -  Cumbria Artist's Open Studios, Carlisle

2010  -  Solo Show, Hooper's, Carlisle

2008  -  Cambridge Contemporary Art, Cambridge

2006  -  Solo Show, Leeds Road Gallery, Ilkley

2004  -  Solo Show, Haley's Hotel, the Bruton Gallery, Leeds

2001  -  Marie Curie Hospice, Bradford 

2000  -  Sanderson, George and Peach, Holmfirth, Yorkshire

1998  -  The Gascoigne Gallery, Ilkley

1992  -  Two-Person Show, The Collective Gallery, Edinburgh (touring exhibition to Eastern Europe)

1987-1995  -  The Richard Demarco Foundation, The Kingfisher Gallery, Contemporary Art Fairs, St Mary's Hospital, Lynn Stern Associates, Cork Street, London


My work is held in a number of private and public collections in the UK.



2006-2014  -  Part-time Lecturer, BA Contemporary Applied Arts, University of Cumbria

1999-2005   -  Part-time Lecturer, BA Fine Art and Textile Design, University of Bradford

2000-2002  -  Assistant Curator/Manager, The Gascoigne Gallery, Ilkley

1989-1994  -   Full-time Lecturer, BA Textile Design; Depute Course Leader, MA Programme Textile Design, Scottish College of Textiles, Heriot Watt University

1985-1987  -   Visiting Lecturer, BA Textile Design, Manchester Metropolitan University; BA Printed Textiles, Edinburgh College of Art

1982-1985  -  Full-time In-House Designer, Mary Quant Ltd, Chelsea, London (promoted to Head of Studio, 1984)



2017  -  Organization and delivery of Drawing Workshop for USA pilgrimage group, Isle of Iona

2016  -  Attended Fresco Painting  Workshop run by Carey Mortimer, Bosa Art School, Sardinia