August 2016: Weaving Naratives - Bedford Borough Council & Luton and Flitwick Libraries
The old childrens ward at Bedford hospital has an
amazing array of Victorian tiles depicting nursery
rhymes. I was inspired to reproduce them onto fabric and embellish with stitch and beeds as part a collaboration
with Bedford Archives & Records Service.
July 2016: The Bluebell Gallery Bedford Hospital
I was thrilled to be able to create a new Art Gallery Space
in the heart of the hospital. This project was inspired by
and dedicated to the memory of my mother Rita, who worked at the Hospital as a Midwife for many years.
July 2016: Music In The Garden
I created a number of music inspired pieces for Jazz legend Cleo Lane's 14th annual festival in memory of husband and Jazz supremo Johnny Dankworth. The highlight for me was not just seeing my work bringing joy to those in the grounds, but Cleo being joined on stage to sing with daughter Jacqui and grandaughter Emily Dankworth...I even managed to get a selfie with the legend.
Mosaic - Painting With Stamps: Chichelle College, Higham Ferrers 26 & 27 Sept
I exhibited selected stamp art works at this charming gallery which forms part of an historical
gatehouse and gardens dating back to 1425.
I Spy With My Little Eye'. 5th June - 3rd July 2015: Foyer Gallery Bedford School
Private view of my exhibition in collaboration with other artists, exploring the senses.
Jan through April 2015: Workshops
I delivered a number of workshops to schools including one commemorating victims
of the Holocaust.
Nov 2014: Miller Bar – Meppersahll Carehome
I was featured in the press with MP Nadine Dorries for a mural I created for the opening
of 'Glenn' Miller Bar.
Art Gallery Space - Facebook Page.
I'm began curating local gallery spaces for local artists. At present these include: No13, Bromham Mill Gallery, Pensieri & Pavilion In The Park. Join the group on Facebook to
Oct 25-26th: The Big Draw. Bromham Mill & Art Gallery
This was a free Public Art Exhibition, which included creating a woodland installation.
Sept 2014: Artists Network Beds - September Trail
Showd through September at Bromham Mill, Borough Hall, Number 13, Pensieri, Coffee
With Art, Art Centre Bedford, Jordans Mill and Carnival Arts in Luton - see ANB website for more details www.artsnetbeds.org.uk/
Oct 25-26th: The Big Draw. Bromham Mill & Art Gallery
Free Public Art Exhibition. Woodland installation - drawing and creating for all ages.
August 2-3rd 2014: Rhythms of the World Festival.
Was Artist In Residence at this fantastic festival held in the grounds of Hitchin Priory.
August 2014: Standalone Farm, Letchworth Gdn City
I ran childrens & craft workshops at the farm.
July 2014: Hitchin Art Trail, Hitchin Town Centre
Showed in various shop windows in the Town Centre.
July 5th 2014: Booktastic, Higgins Museum, Bedford
I will be ran a printing workshop at the museum.
June 14th 2014: Pop Up Shop, Bedford
Cafe Art Project, at The Old Truman Brewery E1
Hurrah! I came runner up in the competition that supports clean water and sanitation initiatives across Africa.
April 19th 2014: Bromham Mill, MK43 8LP
Exhibiting with Artists Network Bedfordshire.
April 2014: Pop Up Shop, High St. Bedford
A selection of my latest work on display through April.
March 2014: Cafe Art Project, The Old Truman Brewery, London E1 6QL
Art competition linked to the theme of coffee, the objective of which is to raise funds and awareness of Project Waterfall, which supports clean water and sanitation initiatives across Africa.
Jan 2014: Number 13 Cafe/bar, Bedford
A selection of my latest work on display from Jan - March.
Dec 2013: Arts Central M.K. Milton Keynes
Two submissions to the exhibition open until 14th March.
Dec 2013: Luton Art 13, Wardown Park Luton
One submission to the exhibition which was open until 2nd March.
Dec 2013: Pop Up Boutique, Bedford High Street
Myself and other artists, photographers and crafters created a ‘shop local’ hub to encourage people to help retain revenue in our town.
Dec 2013: Pensieri, Bedford
Group exhibition with Artists Network Bedfordshire.
Oct / Nov 2013: Gateway Gallery, Lon/Luton Airport
I was thrilled to be asked back to exhibit a new collection of stamp art at the gallery located in the Arrivals Lounge. Check it out from Oct 22nd - Nov 22nd.
Sept 2013: Bromham Mill & Gallery, MK43 8LP
I exhibited a mixture of paintings and stamp art as part of the Artists' Network Bedfordshire, Beds Art Trail.
Sept 2013: The Art Centre & Gallery, Bedford
I exhibited a mixture of paintings, stamp art and mixed media, again as part of the Artists' Network Bedfordshire, Beds Art Trail event calendar for Sept.
June 2013: The Boxfield Gallery, Stevenage Arts and Leisure Centre SG1 1LZ
I entered one piece of work in the Artist Network Bedfordshire show here until June 30th.
Pensieri Cafe 2013: Castle Lane, Bedford.
A selection of fresh new work went into Pensieri this month.
April - Sept. 2013: The Art Nest, Hitchin SG51EG
A selection of my stamp work was on display along with other local artists.
April 2013: Pensieri Cafe - Bedford
Pensieri exhibitied a selection of my latest animal paintings.
March 15 - April 1st 2013: Ideal Home Show - Earls Court
I had some work on the Coolhaus stand (1V2).
March 22 - 24 2013: The Garden & Beyond, Luton Hoo
I entered 'Glorious Gloria' in this 'garden and beyond' exhibiton.
March 2013: MK Handmade & Vintage, The Centre MK
Was back here Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd
Jan 2013: The Cheese Kitchen, Castle Road, Bedford
Back at the Cheese Kitchen Cafe/Bistro for the month
Dec - Feb 2013: Wardown Park Museum, Luton
Entered one to this exhibition
Nov 10th - Jan 10th 2013: The Trestle Theatre, St. Albans
I exhibited at the amazing and included explorations in a number of different mediums including used stamps, porcelain, acrylic and felt.
Oct 2012: The Cheese Kitchen, Castle Road, Bedford
A selection of my work was in the Cheese Kitchen Cafe/Bistro through October.
Sat 22 - Sun 23 Sept 2012: Mail Art, 24 Mill St, Bedford
I curated Bedfords first ever exhihibition of Mail Art (decorated envelopes that have been posted) as part of the Empty Shops Campaign supported by the
RSA and We Are Bedford. It featured a travelling exhibition currently on tour of the UK (Marie-LouisePlum) as well as more than 300 postcards from Best Of Britain (Lavinia Drake) and my own stamp art.
Fri 28 - 30 Sept 2012: The Kings Arms, Bedford
A return to the Kings Arms of myself and artists Sian Milton and Amanda Silk.
July - Sept 2012: Pensieri Cafe, Castle Lane, Bedford.
On-going exhibition of recent work displayed for the enjoyment of customers and staff.
July-Sept 2012: London Luton Airport Gallery
My work kicked off the relaunch of the Gallery situated by the Arrivals area of the airport. The exhibition consisted of 20 pieces all made from used stamps.
The Art Centre & Gallery, Bedford
Artist of the month for May, exhibiting alongside world famous artist Joan Miró.
Mon 5th - Sun 25th March 2012: Red Dot Gallery
I exhibited with a number of other local artists at the Red Dot Gallery, Icknield High School, Riddy Lane, Luton LU3 2AH .
Fri 2nd - Sun 4th Dec 2011: Creative @ The Kings
An exhibiition of brand new works, including sculpture, paintings, wood carving, jewellery and ceramics from myself, Sian Milton, Amanda Silk and Tony Langston.
Nov 2011: Coolhaus the Broadway, Bedford
I along with other local artists donated a piece of work in aid of the Movember charity. The work was displayed at Coolhaus in Bedford throughout the month of November with an auction by closed bid which raised over £900. For more info on the Movember charity visit www.uk.movember.com
Fri 26th - Sun 28th Aug 2011: Creative @ The Kings
After their very successful art exhibition
Artists showing include myself, Sian Milton, Tony Langston, Sarah Buckingham and Amanda Silk.
Sat 30th April 2011: St Cuthbert's St. Family Festival
Indoor arts & crafts village with music, shopping, music, entertainment, wine tasting and face painting.
Sat 19th - Sun 20th March 2011: Castle Quay Weekender
Successful event organised by We Are Bedford - full of life, art and creativity including pop up galleries, craft, workshops, music, comedy.
Sat 19th - Sun 20th March 2011: Creative @ The Kings
An exhibition of contemporary art at the Kings Arms Bedford running alongside the We Are Bedford Castle Quay Weekender.