A little history

'Dreaming of Oceans' oil  on canvas 72dpi (2)

As a mature student,  I eventually began a Foundation year at art college and my lifelong interest in photography became a passion. Working professionally from 1987, I worked largely in theatre, where I was already involved in artistic production. Such influences fed into the type of pieces I made for exhibition: then, all generated in my darkroom, often multi-layered, printed on production materials from wardrobe, and embellished.  I was ‘Photographer-in-Residence’ for a year at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre, exhibiting there several times, and also documented touring production work.

However, my photographic practice ended in 1997, following a spinal trauma. Three years later, I successfully completed C&Gs Ceramics, followed by a Fine Art HND in 2005. The latter allowed me to continue fine-art ceramics, explore printmaking and painting, and get to grips with the emerging digital photography and Photoshop software. From being an ardent, process-obsessed traditionalist, I came to love my digital Canon.

I began exhibiting and was invited to join INWAA  (The International Women Artists Association.GB) and was their Press Officer. In 2006, I became a founder member of the contemporary women artists’ group, eveArt.  In 2008, I was commissioned to produce a body of work for exhibition at The Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield to launch their arts programme.  ‘Pain’tings’, examined through personal experience, how immersion in the creative process can be a tool to help manage pain, disability and depression. This led to speaking engagements at a number of health professionals’ conferences. Throughout this time I continued with my printmaking at the studio of my former tutor, Sheffield printmaker Peter York.

Moving to the North Norfolk coast in 2011, I began to make art under a new set of influences. I’m a member of NOVA (North Norfolk Organisation for Visual Artists). I exhibit throughout Norfolk and often participate in the Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios programme (NNOS).

Please visit the Contact page if you are interested in purchasing any of my work or have any questions about it. If you are coming to Norfolk, work can be viewed in the studio by prior appointment.

Selected Exhibitions & Work

  • 1992: Traditional Landscape Photography, Cupola Gallery, Sheffield.
  • 1994: Commission: Theatrical touring production imagery.
  • Solo  Exhibition – ‘Performance’, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. Sponsored by    Harrison Photographic.
  • 1994-5: Commission: Sheffield Theatres & Sheffield Hallam University. Documentation of a new Director’s year & the theatre’s role in the community.
  • 1996: Solo exhibition, ‘Different Stages’, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. Sponsored by Sheffield Theatres Trust & Sheffield Hallam University 
  • 2004: ‘Broad Brush Exhibition’, Clock Tower Gallery, Sheffield.
  • 2005: ‘Autumn Show’ INWAA, G.B.  Merlin Theatre Gallery, Sheffield.
  • ‘What turns me on’ INWAA, G.B. The Workstation, Sheffield.
  • 2006: ‘Natural Selection’, eveArt, Tonic Artspace, Leeds.
  • 2007: ‘Pink’, eveArt , Winter Gardens, Sheffield.
  • ‘Allotments’, Harrington Mills, Long Eaton + Touring.
  • 2008: Commission, triptych for Hallamshire Physiotherapy.
  • 2009: Solo Exhibition, ‘Pain’tings’ Clock Tower Gallery, Sheffield. Sponsored by  Hallamshire Physiotherapy
  • Solo Exhibition, ‘Corals & Sponges, Beaches & Boats’  Hallamshire Clinic, Sheffield.
  • 2011:  NOVA, Garden House  Gallery, Cromer.
  • NOVA, Arterie Gallery, Cromer.
  • NOVA, Worstead Festival, Norfolk.
  • NOVA, Coast Festival, Cromer.
  • 2012: NOVA, Worstead Festival, Norfolk.
  • NOVA, Coast Festival, Cromer.
  • 2013: ‘NOVA at The Priory’, Priory Maze Gardens, Sheringham, Norfolk.  All season.
  • ‘Open Studios Taster Exhibition’, The Atrium, North Walsham.
  • ‘Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios’ May- June.
  •  NOVA, Worstead Festival, Norfolk.
  • 2014: ‘NOVA at The Priory’, Priory Maze Gardens, Sheringham, Norfolk . All season.
  • ‘Open Studios Taster’, The Atrium, North Walsham.
  • ‘Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios’  May – June.
  • Guest Exhibitor Hobart Gallery, Blickling Hall, Norfolk. July – Aug.
  • Hempstead Arts, Hempstead Village Hall, Nr. Holt, Norfolk -Sept.
  • NOVA,  Autumn show, The Atrium, North Walsham, Norfolk – Sept
  • NOVA, COAST Arts Festival, Priory Maze Gardens , Oct.
  • 2016: Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios May-June
  • 2017: Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios, NOVA,  St Margaret’s Church, Thorpe Mkt.
  • Garden House Gallery, Cromer
  • Salthouse Church, Salthouse, Norfolk
  • Hobart Gallery, Blickling Hall, Norfolk
  • Riverside Art & Glass Gallery, Wroxham, Norfolk