Inspired by the Cornish Coast


The Cornish coast is my sole inspiration, most specifically the water’s edge and the spaces between high and low tide. Walking, photographing, gathering, writing, sketching, collage and painting are all part of my daily art practice. Exploration is at the heart of my approach - with each series of work, I investigate new ways to express my fascination with the water's edge and the ‘tiny treasures’ found there. Rich surfaces, colourful coastal palettes and expressive mark-making draw the viewer closer and evoke memories of favourite coastal places and things. Shapes, colours and textures observed at the meeting of land and sea are constant motifs in my work.


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Latest News

I am currently in the process of organising a new exhibition of works by Prime Women Artists, to be held at the beautiful gallery in the grounds of Truro High School for Girls from 11th to 22nd March. The group show will have works by 18 women artists from across Cornwall and our theme is Driven to Abstraction. There will be a range of abstract works in different mediums including paintings in oils, mixed media and acrylics, photography, printmaking, textiles and collage.

I will be showing paintings and some new collagraph prints, as well as lumen and cyanolumen prints.

Workshops and arty activities

For some arty inspiration please visit my new You Tube channel (it's free) to see my series of Sketchercise films...short films of drawing activities that will help you loosen up your drawing. I will be adding to these regularly, so please subscribe to keep viewing!

In the Spring I will be offering expressive drawing workshops at Inspire Makers in Falmouth - watch this space.

Memberships and exhibitions

Memberships

PRIME women artists - Co-Founder - a network for women artists practicing in Cornwall
ArtCan
- an artist-led, non-profit arts organisation with members across Britain and internationally
The Visual Artists' Association
- a professional body for artists across the UK and Internationally
The Poly
- The Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society 

Exhibitions

March 11-22 2024 - Driven to Abstraction - Prime Women Artists' Group Show, Truro (Organiser, co-curator, exhibitor)
November 11-19 2023 - Prime Women Artists' Group Show, Truro (Organiser, co-curator, exhibitor)
October 2023-January 2024 'Spirit of Cornwall' exhibition - Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro
September 2023 Form Falmouth
August 2023 The Summer Exhibition, The Poly, Falmouth
July-August 2023, Fronteer Gallery, Sheffield - Small Textiles exhibition
June 2023 Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens Gallery, Penzance - Newlyn School of Art Studio Practice Programme Show
May 2023 The Poly, Falmouth - Joint Exhibition with Maggie Cochran
May 2023 The Poly, Falmouth - Spring Open Exhibition
March 2023 Inspire Makers Falmouth - Solo Show
December 2022 Fronteer Gallery, Sheffield - Winter Solstice Exhibition
December 2022 Fronteer Gallery, Sheffield - Open Exhibition
December 2022 Spring Gallery, Cheltenham - Small Works Winter Show
October and November 2022 Heseltine Gallery, Truro - Repurpose Exhibition
October 2022 The Crypt Gallery, St Ives - Ten:22 Group Exhibition
October 2022 The Original Art Shop, Truro - Peoples' Choice Exhibition
May 2022 Bude - Spot the Artist Exhibition
June 2020 Art Gallery Southwest, Bath Art Exhibition (online)
January 2020 The Original Art Shop, Truro - Into the Light Exhibition
2019 The Heseltine Gallery Truro - Art Gallery Southwest Exhibition