“why we walk” – woodcut for sale at the sou sou west exhibition – all artist proceeds from the sale of this print will be donated to ukraine appeal…

Printmakers Open

30th April to 22nd May 2022

Saturday 30th April will see the opening of Sou’-Sou’-West Gallery’s 7th annual Printmakers Open.  To capitalise on the success of this ever popular show, this year the gallery has encouraged submissions of work where emerging and well-established printmakers from across the south west are exploring new exciting methods, processes or subject matter, as well as using the more traditional methods, such as etchings, woodcuts, linocuts, collographs, carborundorum, dry points, mokuhanga, monoprints, lithographs, and more.

Cornwall in August?

Tucked away at the end of Cape Cornwall is a cottage built in the 1800s as the boiler house for the Cape Cornwall tin mine, the westernmost dwelling on the English mainland! The artist Tracy O’Kates purchased the property in 1978 and when she died left it in trust as a residency for the benefit of woman artists. This has changed and now any artist can apply….

For two weeks in August, at the hight of staycation I hunkered down at Brisons Veor with a box of inks, paint paper and a fridge full of goodies, surrounded by the sea…..

“From ArtCan With Love”

ArtCan annual fundraiser, a fantastic collection of contemporary postcard-sized art by ArtCan’s National and international artist members will be on offer and priced at an affordable £40 per artwork including P&P.

The event is from 6.30 – 8pm for one night only Wednesday 23rd June 2021 via Zoom. Register for free via Eventbrite.

Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula), for sale “From ArtCan with love”

Curlew (Numenius Arquata), for sale “From ArtCan with love”

The gift that keeps on giving…..

I started project RED LIST in November 2019 and have finally completed painting the last of the 67 birds. It has been a joy designing the prints and painting the birds and I feel quite bereft that it is finished….but is it, I have only completed one copy of each of the 67 birds and each is an edition of 5, so, as they move off the gallery walls I can produce more..

The jolly old house sparrow, yes on the endangered list!

Keep it reel….

Reflecting on a college project from 2017, the dismantling and exploration of an everyday object. In these strange times we are being encouraged to spend time in our immediate environment surrounded by familiar objects, from the simple cheese grater to the complex laptop. What if we approach these objects from a different perspective, what if we dismantle them, take them apart, explore their place in our lives….unlock, unravel, undo…engage with simplicity, what then