Open Studios May 24th-June8th

My studio will be open to visitors as part of Dorset Artweeks 2014 from May 24th, so come and visit me and my partner Brian Rice in our idyllic place on the Dorset/Somerset border, overlooking the Axe Valley and Forde Abbey (hidden by trees, but it is there!). Take care down our rather rough track … Read more

Great prints at Coleridge Cottage!

Somerset Printmakers were approached by the National Trust at Coleridge Cottage to make work inspired by or in response to poems by Coleridge. The resulting show is a great mix of figurative and abstract visual thoughts, and in conjunction with visiting this evocative little house, is a must-do visit. Detail from my print is top … Read more

February 14th 2014: new piece for Art for Life auction

The ‘Art for Life’ auction, supporting the hospital arts project at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton, is now live online at: . Many artists across the region donate specially made work for their annual charity auction, all of it made on supplied A5 boards. You can bid for a piece online now, then the … Read more

If Coleridge had a camera……

Whilst I was driving through the winter Somerset landscape recently, thinking loosely about a new print project, it occurred to me that if Coleridge had had a camera, he probably wouldn’t have wanted to use it.   Somerset Printmakers have been asked by the National Trust to mount a show of prints in May 2014 … Read more

5th Nov. Out with the old, ready for the new…

So, both shows, at Walford Mill and Barrington Court, are over, and all the work back here. Time to review things, and start into new work and new projects. My main tapestry for ‘Nature of Mending’, ‘Folded Loss’ (can be seen in the ‘Tapestries’ section) is currently hanging up in my studio as I contemplate … Read more

It’s all happening now!

‘The Journey: Exploring the Nature of Mending’ opened on September 14th, at Walford Mill, Wimborne and runs until October 27th. Above is a detail from one of my pieces, made in response to a wonderful ancient Egyptian child’s dress (details on Opening times for the show can be found at A full colour … Read more


‘The Journey: Exploring the Nature of Mending’, my pet project which has been going for eighteen months now, finally comes to fruition in a week’s time. On September 14th the exhibition opens at Walford Mill. It will show new work by myself, by Jenni Dutton, Dr. Paul Scott, by Guy Martin and Lisa Earley. This … Read more

Making the Most….I’m a Treasure!

September is going to be a big month for me. On the 14th ‘The Journey: Exploring the Nature of Mending’ opens at Walford Mill, Wimborne, the culmination of my big project that has been running for nearly 18 months The day before sees the opening of ‘Make the Most’, which promises to be a … Read more

Welcome to my New Look website

June 7th 2013 Actually my website looks much the same as before, except that this opening page is now a blog, so that my news and work in progress is immediately accessible. And you can follow this via e-mail if you would like, by clicking on the ‘follow’ button above. I am not a daily … Read more

‘The Journey – Exploring the Nature of Mending’

This is a new project I initiated last year, with support from the Arts Council. I am working with a team of commissioned artist/makers, in partnership with Walford Mill Crafts and The Priest’s House Museum, both in Wimborne, Dorset. The project website is: We are linked to Facebook and Twitter, so please follow us! … Read more