I have been a bit quiet on my social media and website recently due to a house move and the construction of my new workspace….it is still under wraps at the moment …….
I have been invited by Fibre Arts Australia to hold some workshops next year just before Easter, one of the workshops is already full but there are still places left at the one near Brisbane.
details can be found at www.fibrearts.jigsy.com/fibre-arts-toowoomba-april-2019
There is a Fair in the beautiful Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum for the first time this May.
It is the Glasgow Contemporary Art Fair and I will be exhibiting 4 works with Smithy Gallery, the fair runs from 11th -13th May. Details at www.gcaf.co.uk
May is THE month for Art Fairs!
I shall be exhibiting at two fairs in May the first is the Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead and I will be showing 5 sculptures with EAS galleries, details at www.affordableartfair.com/fairs/london-hampstead
Just a big thank you to Junkies Magazine from Australia, they champion 'Rethink, Reuse, Reduce, Recycle' all subjects close to my heart. They have given me a huge 6 page spread about my work....
This year I will be exhibiting for the first time with the Oxford Group of Sculptors. The venue is the beautiful house and gardens of Greys Court just outside of Henley on Thames.
The exhibition will be open every day from 10am - 5 pm from Saturday 3rd June until Sunday 25th June.
It is a great privilege to be exhibiting in such a marvellous venue and my Cockerel and Hen will be in excellent company there!
I am so delighted to have been selected to have a stand at this years London Design Fair where, for the first time, the British Crafts Council are having their own large pavilion with 25 selected makers. The fair takes place at The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London E1 6QL from September 22-25th (the first two days are Trade and Press only) If you would like to meet me in person, I shall be there every day showing off new pieces.
Some of my birds in vintage Bell Jars are on display at the Union Gallery during the festival month, there are also several other pieces of mine there so do visit if you are in the area.
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.
My show of new sculptures inspired by 'Old Wives' tales, proverbs and idioms that use animals to illustrate their meanings opens on May 26th at Jack Tierney Gallery, Aberdeen.
I had great fun in asking peoples' help in sourcing these sayings from around the World, some are instantly familiar and, hopefully, many will bring a smile, reminding us of our Human frailty and weakness, but also our strength, kindness and humour. It is always good to stay aware of our own foibles.
Most of these pieces in the show have been made from recycled materials and 'found' objects, some from rubbish skips, some left at my door by neighbours who know me and many pieces found at Jumble and Car boot sales, what is someone else's rubbish, is treasure to me!
The individual pieces can be seen on my Facebook page along with their own individual proverb/saying with my own thoughts about each piece.
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.
'Fish please' the cat
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
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.
I shall be exhibiting a whole host of animals at Alphabet Soup in Great Missenden as part of the Bucks Open Studios trail. Opening times are 9.30am - 5pm every day except Sundays from 6th June - 20th June.
Alongside my work there will also be pieces made by Sue Freeman and ceramic animals by Ostinelli & Priest
The gallery is at 69 High Street, Great Missenden, Bucks HP16 0AL
Make a day of it and visit lots of other artists at their studios, information to plan your route can be found at
The Dog Show in Brighton
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)
I'm part of a group show at the new gallery 44AD in Bath (just next to the Baths as it happens!)
'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
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.......