Bucks Open Studios

From the 11th - 26th June, 20 of my bird pieces will be on display at the lovely Alphabet Soup gallery in Great Missenden, Bucks HP16 0AL. They are open every day apart from Sundays from 9.30am - 5pm. Hope some of you can get to visit, lots of other venues to see in the area as well, information can be found at


Just some of my flock that will be available at Alphabet Soup

Just some of my flock that will be available at Alphabet Soup

Another Life at Leeds Craft Centre and Design Gallery

I’m delighted to be taking part in this show in Leeds which starts on the 19th March and runs until 25th June. It celebrates artists and craftsmen who use found and discarded materials to create something new and even better! So many wonderful pieces will be there.

I have two of my animals in the show: ‘Black Swan’, life sized with the armature made from wooden furniture off-cuts and plaster, over which I tightly bound and stitched strips of vintage fabric, leather and black wire.

The other piece is ‘Fish please’ the life size cat, it has an armature of old wire netting onto which I attached numerous ‘found’ objects with copper from electrical wiring. Amongst the many objects used are cutlery, horse brasses, typewriter keys, watch parts, an old tin tray and several buckles and keys.


Black Swan

Black Swan

Fish please  the Cat

'Fish please' the cat

Summer Cocktail at the Union Gallery

Two of my Hares, 'Penny for your thoughts' and 'H is for handsome Hare' are part of the Union Gallery's Summer Cocktail show. It opens on 10th July and runs until the 2nd August.
5 Broughton Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3JU   

'Penny' and 'Handsome' 70cm high

Sculpture on the Farm

My Young Alpaca or 'Cria' will be at Sculpture on the Farm from 13th-28th June 2015. It is a beautiful venue where Alpacas are bred and there will be approximately 300 artworks to browse around, both inside and out in the open.

'Cria'is 60cm High and made from an assortment of selected recycled objects.

Cria the Alpaca

Cria the Alpaca

The Dog Show in Brighton


Shaggy Hounds in Bath

These two dogs, Scottish Deerhound and The Haberdasher's Hound are both made from recycled fabrics ranging from Tartans and Hound's Tooth Tweed to curtains and Paisley.

They are some of my work showing at the Bath gallery 44AD, the  PV is tomorrow 24th March (running until Sunday 29th March)


Exhibition in Bath

I'm part of a group show at the new gallery 44AD in Bath (just next to the Baths as it happens!)


Affordable Art Fair, Battersea

'Fishoek' the Cat and 'Carriage Horse' will be among the many pieces that I shall be exhibiting next week on stand L8 with Art Amatoria at AAF, Battersea, London.
Other pieces of mine will include squirrels, dogs, birds and mushrooms!
The show runs from Thursday 23rd Oct to Sunday 26th Oct and is always really busy and full of fascinating works of Art.

more details can be found here   www.affordableartfair.co.uk


Art Scope Gallery at CircleReading Hospital

Just back from setting up two pieces at this beautiful hospital in Reading, when I need surgery I want to go here as an NHS Patient. Even walking into the reception I feel uplifted, artwork and light everywhere, Fabulous!

So my zebra colt, Savannah and the Marlin, 'Hemingway' are now safely there and I hope they can bring some smiles to the hospital visitors.......


Turn End, Haddenham, Bucks

There's a 'Sculpture in the Garden Exhibition' in the gorgeous grounds of Turn End, it runs until  13th July 2014.
One of my resin bronze Swans is there along with a wealth of other intriguing and beautiful pieces.

Entry is free and you can find more details here:



It's Hampton Court Flower Show time!

After a success at Chelsea Flower Show, the lovely One Church Street Gallery have asked me to provide more British birds for their stand at the prestigious Hampton Court Flower Show. It runs from 8th July-13th July, if you are going please come and say hello.

Here are some of the birds waiting for their perches, spot the species: Great tit, Blue Tit, Long tailed Tit, Greenfinch, Bullfinch, Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Wren, Robin and Kingfisher

The Chelsea Flower Show in London

Very excited to be exhibiting for the first time at this years Chelsea Flower Show with One Church Street Gallery stand ST31.

Small flock of birds tagged and ready to be installed there tomorrow, show opens next Monday 19th May

10 species of british birds

10 species of british birds

Shaggy Dog Tale

This little dog is 60cm high and is going to be on show at Art in Ardington
3rd - 11th May

It is called 'Shaggy Dog Tale' and is made using recycled fabric and my Grandmothers old tapestry.

The Albion Gallery in Chipping Norton

I have just met the owners of this new gallery in the beautiful Cotswold town of Chipping Norton. The opening exhibition starts on May 2nd and will be well worth a visit.  www.albiongallery.co.uk
This Little Horse of mine will be there along with some other pieces


63cm H x 76cm L x 19cm W

One Church Street Gallery, Spring Collection

This show is running from 22nd March to the 26th April and there are several of my Kimonos, some large and some very small, made from tin and copper wire

The gallery is in Great Missenden, Bucks HP16 0AX



Sky Blue Kimono  138cm H x 123cm W x 8cm D

Floral Kimono     frame size 26cmW x 26cmH x 4cmD

What's happening this year?

My solo show in Edinburgh went really well, a big thank you to Rob and Alison from the Union Gallery and also to all the many kind people who bought a piece (or two).

The first show that I am working towards will be at the Smithy Gallery, Glasgow in their "wee timorous beastie' exhibition in April then later in the year I'm hoping to be at the Hampton Court Flower show for the first time and I shall also be exhibiting at the Affordable Art Show, Battersea in October.

Here's  couple of images of "Carriage Horse' which is on display at the Jack Tierney Gallery, Aberdeen at the moment. The name comes from all the wonderful small toy coach horses I found at a car boot sale and incorporated into the piece.


You can see one of the toy horses under the eye  which is made from an antique spoon.

 Typewriter keys, cutlery and knitting needles are also to be found in the piece. 52cm high x 67cm long x18cm wide