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Art at the IfM 10 May 2012

25% of sales taken on the night at the private preview of my show with Marcus Nisbet at The Institute for Manufacturing will go to my year of fund-raising for the British Heart Foundation.  This is an invitation only event. For more information please contact me on 07765 563908.



Map to the IfM (click on it to enlarge)



Fund raising for the British Heart Foundation

I am currently 2 months into my fund-raising year.  I have set myself a target of raising £5,000 for the British Heart Foundation.

To achieve this I am taking part in a self-funded trek in the Sahara Desert in March 2013 where I will be sketching as I go along and producing an exhibition later that year.   Also I have booked and have started collecting donations for an invitation-only Auction of Promises, various friends are also organising an American-style tennis tournament, and an orchestral day to help me reach my target.

For more information about why I have chosen this charity please visit my trek page.

So far I have raised £900 towards my target.  I still have a long way to go but I am determined to achieve my goal.  During my next show at The Institute for Manufacturing 25% of sales will go towards my fund raising target.


Significant Shoes by Howard Guest

I have recently been included in a fantastic book that is being created by Howard Guest. The book will be called Significant Shoes - Women and their Stories.  It is a wonderful little book and I can't wait to see it published.


Private Preview at The Institute for Manufacturing 10 May 2012

The private preview for my show with Marcus Nisbet at The Institute for Manufacturing will be on Thursday 10 May 2012.   The Institute is a wonderful building opened by the Duke of Edinburgh in 2009.  This is an invitation only event from 6 until 8 pm. For invitations please contact

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Robert Gillmor retrospective

I went to see the retrospective of Robert Gillmor last week at Reading Museum. What a treat.  I particularly loved all the linocut prints as I am currently trying to get to grips with the method at The Curwen Print Study Centre.

I have recently purchased his book Cutting Away which is constantly referred to while making my own lino plates.

The exhibition finishes tomorrow, 29 April 2012.

Robert Gillmor

Robert Gillmor, Cutting Away published by Langford Press.

Cambridge Drawing Society

The Cambridge Drawing Society annual exhibition is on this week at The Guildhall, Cambridge. It finishes on Saturday, 21 April at 4pm.

You will find something a bit different from me this year.  A monoprint and a mixed media print, completed at the Curwen Print Study Centre.  I would be interested to hear your feedback as this will be my first exhibition of prints.

At the Forefront

At The Forefront

46 x 56 cm



46 x 56 cm

Cambridge Contemporary Art

I have several brand new paintings for sale at Cambridge Contemporary Art's Waterlands exhibition.  31 March until 22 April 2012.

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31 March - 22 April 2012

This month's exhibition focuses on the East Anglian landscape. Gail Brodholt, Lara Cobden, Jenny Grevatte, Ross Loveday, Samuel Thomas, Jo Tunmer and Trevor Woods will all be showing new work.

Complimenting the paintings will be a selection of artists from the East Anglian Potters Group. Jane Barker, Richard Baxter, Rob Bibby, Susan Cupitt, Joyce Davison, Margaret Gardiner, Jane Hollidge, Helen Humphreys, Lorraine Izon, Victor Knibbs, Sonia Lewis, Helen Martino, Madelaine Murphy, Colin Saunders, Usch Spettigue, Katherine Winfrey and Maurice Young will all be contributing work in what promises to be a fantastic display of East Anglian art.

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I have achieved mixed results while trying my hand at monoprinting at The Curwen Print Studio. I have worked on At The Forefront with mixed media but Barking is a true monoprint.  I really want to experiment more with monoprinting so watch this space:-)


Barking. monoprint

37 x 47 cm

In the Forefront

In The Forefront

Mixed media

37 x 47 cm

And now for something completely different...

I am just finishing my second term of the certificate in printmaking course at The Curwen Print Study Centre based in Linton, Cambridgeshire. I have learnt such a lot in a short space of time.

Screen printing has always filled me with dread, as it was the one thing I struggled with while studying Textile Design during the early 1980's.

Here are a couple of multimedia pieces I have been working on based on an original screen print.

Oh what a lovely day

Oh What A Lovely Day 1

Oh what a lovely day 2

Oh What A Lovely Day 2

Cambridge Contemporary Art

For the last few months I have been working away on some new canvases ready for the Eastern Landscapes Show at Cambridge Contemporary Art in April 2012.   I am hoping that some new wood panelled work will be dry in time for the show too.  Here is one 100 x 100 cm painting that will be shown first at CCA.

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Summer Marshes, 100 x 100 cm

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Close up of Summer Marshes.

Here you can see the scratches more clearly in the canvas.

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Canvases drying.

Hopefully they will all be dry before the end of March 2012 ready for the show.

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