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White Chalk Gallery Exhibition

3rd to 20th July
Tues to Sat 10am to 5pm

Several of my paintings are part of the Passengers Exhibition at White Chalk Gallery running from 3rd to 20th July Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm.

There is a wonderful array of work by other artists too, so well worth a visit.

White Chalk Gallery 5 Old Swan Yard Devizes SN10 1AT Wiltshire

For more information please see the Events page.


Marlborough Open Studios

I am an exhibiting member of Marlborough Open Studios, which this year takes place from 6th to 28th July 2024.

Each year numerous artists within a 20 mile radius of Marlborough open their studios for visitors over four weekends in July.

This year I will be exhibiting my work at my Poppins Studio at home and my studio at Parnella House in Devizes Wiltshire.

For more information please see the Events page.


New Series of Workshops

August to December 2024

I am delighted to tell you I have a whole new series of workshops starting in August and running through to December, at both Parnella House in Devizes and Wildfire Barn in Wilsford Wiltshire.

There's something for everyone from absolute beginners to experienced artists.

There are standalone whole day workshops, series of 3 hour sessions and 6 week courses, so something to suit every budget too.

Lots of different topics to choose from as well. Techniques for Beginners through to Focus on Detail and Blend and Texture for Clouds and Skies, I even hope we will be able to do some outdoor work during the August Series!

I am so looking forward to getting started, seeing your work develop, welcoming you back or meeting you for the first time.

For details on all the different topics in this series, dates and costs, please take a look at my Workshops page.

If you are going to be visiting one of my studios during Marlborough Open Studios. or attending one of my Pastel Taster Sessions, then I am more than happy to discuss any of the workshops with you while you are there.

Oil and Water Do Mix!

I have recently returned to working in oils and have set up a new studio dedicated to this medium in my garden.

I currently cannot decide which I prefer more for paint application, palette knife or big brush, so I employ both!

I will be launching my new series of oil paintings in July during Marlborough Open Studios, but in the meantime you can find details and prices of these seascapes on my Works in Oil page.

Jackson's Art Prize 2024

I was very proud to have my works longlisted for the prestigious Jackson's Art Prize this year.

The organisers recieved an amazing 15,345 submissions this year and the judging committees then narrowed it down to a longlist of just 426 artworks which means my entries were in the top 2.7% of entries!

My entries were a series of new still life pastels

  • Apples, Oranges and Wine Bottles
  • Flowers, Fruit, Physalis and Glass
  • Pottery, Plastic Glass, Fruit and Cloth

All details and prices for these paintings can be found on my Current Curated page


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