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

Folded Discovery Revealed Loss Mending Room

January 20th 2015 My title reflects the mix of different projects I have already been working on this year. A follow on show from my project ‘The Journey: Exploring the Nature of Mending’ held at Walford Mill in 2013 is being planned for Bridport Arts Centre in 2016. More details on where you can … Read more

Print Show, Wine Street Gallery, Devizes

November 19th 2014 A show of prints from selected members of Somerset Printmakers (and yes that includes me!) opens this Friday at the Wine Street Gallery, Unit 10, White Horse Business Centre, Hopton Road, Devizes SN10 2HJ. Great looking gallery, and there are ceramics too. Check it out at The show is on until … 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

Picking up the Threads 28th September

Moving into autumn, and dates finally set for ‘Mending Revealed’, a new Nature of Mending show which will be at Bridport Arts Centre in March 2016. Picking up from ‘The Journey’ at Walford Mill last September, the new show will feature my original team of artists, plus others yet to be announced. Details of the … 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 It’s stopped raining now…..   … Read more