Dorset Artweeks here again….

Dorset Artweeks opens this Saturday May 28th and runs until June 12th. My studio will be open every day over these 2 weeks, except Thursdays, from 10.30am – 4.30pm. Full details, and directions to my venue, number 167, can be found in the free DAW guide, or on http://www.dorsetartweeks.co.uk  Getting ready is always fairly stressful, … Read more

New Processes, New Shows

This is a still of one of my favourite shots from the video I have been making for the project with Somerset Heritage Stores that I have been part of over the past year. I had NEVER made a video before, but with great support, it’s done, and will be part of the show, New … Read more

Autumn Hotting Up More Than Summer Did…

September 29th 2015 Participation in three shows coming up! Quartz Festival at Queens College, Taunton – a mixed show of a range of locally based artists, curated by Lisa Harty and Sarah Dudman. Opens tomorrow,Wednesday September 30th and runs til Saturday October 11th, 10- 6 daily. I have both prints and small tapestries there. http://quartzfestival.co.uk/ … Read more

New Show Some New Work

2D3D Contemporary, The Meeting House, Ilminster  March 22nd – April 18th Well, this piece isn’t very new, but has only been shown during Open Studios last year. So this is it’s first really public outing. Small tapestry, about 20 x 15cm.  The show looks great, and I have several tapestries and some new prints and … Read more

Lines (not wrinkles), London and Pots

November 2nd    Last weekend I was in London, going to two workshops run by textile artist Shelly Goldsmith, in response to Richard Tuttle’s ‘I Don’t Know. The Weave of Textile Language’. Starting at the Whitechapel Gallery, investigating the quality of line was a good way into this retrospective show of some of Tuttle’s work, all … Read more

July 30th 2014. The Room! New Project!

Friend and painter/printmaker Jenny Graham has been successful in her bid to Arts Council England for her project ‘The Room’. I will be joining her, and Chris Dunseath, (sculptor), Ralph Hoyte (poet) and Richard Tomlinson (photographer/moving image) to spend the next year rootling around in the stores and archives at Somerset Heritage in Taunton, alongside … Read more

Quick trip, ideas to last

I lived in this tiny village in the Tuscan hills in 1975, long before it evolved into its current life as a holiday village with a difference. Abandoned post war, the sculptor Fiore de Henriquez, (who died ten years ago) bought it and re-built it (mostly herself) during the 1960s and 70s. One weekend this … Read more

June 3rd. Last 5 days coming up…

Give yourself a Yellow Present before Artweeks finish on Sunday…. Still some great drypoint prints to be had too – Thank you everyone who has been so far, great time catching up with people, and meeting new ones. Venue 151, on the Dorset /Somerset border near between Axminster, Chard and Winsham in the middle of … Read more

Open Studios Week Two….

This is a very small painting/drawing of mine, bought by Eve Higgs last week. Still have two others from the same series left….. Week two of Dorset Artweeks Open Studios is so far drier and sunnier! Myself and partner Brian Rice are right on the precipitous edge of Dorset, so only the most discerning and … Read more

DAW 2014 Opens in a Rainstorm….

First day of Open Studios marked by rain all day. And cold. BUT intrepid visitors still ventured down our bumpy track to see our view through the mist, and look at and buy our work as well. If you’ve not been, check directions for venues 150 and 151 at www.dorsetartweeks.co.uk It’s stopped raining now…..   … Read more