Ive been busy during the last year creating a range of sculptural works and art art work which were exhibited in a variety of shows
My willow chestnut sculpture was selected to go in the Southampton Art Gallery Four Seasons Exhibition which was on show from February to April.
In early summer my small studio/ shed was completed in my garden and the Keepers Artist Collective www.thekeepersartists.org.uk
found a new home in East Street in Southampton so after the frustrating start to the new year I had now some space to work in.
I showed a selection of my willow sculptures and artworks at two venue in Southampton as part of the Hampshire Open Artist Studios , various craft and garden shows in Hampshire.
The visitors to the the Bursledon Art Society show in November voted my willow penguin as favourite 3d exhibit which was lovely.
And the Keepers Artist Collective held there first art show downstairs at the studio space at the beginning of December.
The past year has been a interesting time I have needed to divide much of my energies between teaching willow sculpture and demonstrating and finding time to create and show my own work. I am looking forward to the next year and new possibilities.
2019 News – art exhibitions
I am delighted to have been invited to exhibit several of my willow sculptures at this years Southern Nature Art Exhibition .
Taking place between the 23rd and 26th of August at the stunning setting of Rookesbury Park nr Wickham, Fareham in Hampshire,. The exhibition hosts a amazing selection of artworks all linked to the theme of nature . I will also be offering the opportunity for participants to attend a willow sculpture workshop.
- Further dates can be found at details about the venue can be found at http://www.gaf.org.uk/event/eye-artist-exhibition/
The Coffee society exhibition has been extended throughout the summer
- The Sorting Office Open Studios Makers Fair November 19 11am-5pm, November 20 11am-4pm
The Sorting Office, Wells Rd, Eastleigh SO50 5FY,
I will be exhibiting several of my line work series works as well as some of my photographic work
- Christmas Art Exhibition at
Hanger Farm Art Centre, Aikmen Lane, Totton, Southampton
5th December – 22nd December
More details to follow https://www.facebook.com/events/541409309387258/
- Art of Heritage Urban Arts Exhibition and Festival September 9th, 10th, 11th,
St Denys Church, Dundee Road Southampton SO17 2ND https://www.facebook.com/artofheritage/
The Exhibition is open 12pm – 6pm. The Festival is open from 12pm – pm
Mid July – Mid September inclusive of Hampshire Open Artist Studios
Exhibiting several of my abstract paintings and more contemporary pieces as part of the joint arts exhibition with members of the Keepers Artist Collective and friends at the Dancing Man Brewery Old Southampton, exhibiting pottery, textiles, painting
styles including surrealist, wildlife, whimsical and abstract work.
- Harbour Lights Cinema Art Gallery Space, Joint Art Exhibition .
Wednesday 13th July – Sunday 5th August
Exhibiting some of my recent work as part of a joint exhibition
Ocean Village, Maritime Walk, Southampton SO14 3TL https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/Harbour_Lights
- May 16th to early September
Exhibiting some of my painting and art work as part of the Keepers Artist Collective group taking art into public spaces touring exhibition which will be showing Photography, ceramic, painting (watercolour and acrylics, ink) and stain glass at Southampton Metricks Coffee House
Dates : The Bargate city centre until the 26th June, The Guildhall -the cultural quarter, 28th June for one month and finally Old Southampton High Street -old town, at the end of July until the 2nd of September.
Totton and Eling Arts Festival Art Exhibition
Showing 3 of my lilies paintings. Opens May 3rd until the 31st May.
Hanger Farm Art Centre, Aikmen Lane,Totton, Southampton http://www.te-artsfest.co.uk/
Previous exhibitions 2015
- December 15 – January 2016
My Linework and smaller new works are currently on display at.
The Dancing Man Brewery in Southampton the old town where all of the interesting places are
The HeArt of Heritiage Urban Arts Exhibition.
A fantastic new arts event, being both a arts exhibition as well as a creative experience.
St Denys Church and Centre, Southampton http://www.southamptonchamberofarts.org/festival/heart-of-heritage-festival-2015/
Totton and Eling Arts Festival Open Arts Festival
Hanger Farm Arts Centre, Totton Southampton
- March – April
Southampton Womens International Month Arts Exhibition
Various venues throughout the city will be exhibiting women artist works during the month of March
Location -The Mettricks Tea and Coffee House,117 High Street, Southampton SO14 2AA
(February 28th – March 15th)
February – March
Aspex Gallery Here and There Artist Associates exhibition
Showing my journey series’
Location – Aspex Guildhall Gallery, Guildhall Square,Portsmouth
I have previously exhibited at
Southampton Art Gallery open exhibition, Pop Atelier Gallery Winchester, The Art House Gallery Cafe Southampton and the Greyladies Arts Centre, Old Bursledon as part of the Hampshire Artist Open Studios