Biography and Events

I have been working as a linocut artist for over seven years now, after a 30 year career in the textiles and clothing industry. Following a redundancy in 2016, I decided to go full time as an artist, so here I am! Making prints, participating in many fairs and exhibitions, and delivering workshops in my studio and with community groups.

My main focus is creating 'reduction' linocut prints, this is the method I have used for nearly all my work. This is where you use only one block and carve away more lino with each layer to create the image. It can be a bit nerve wracking as you have to do the whole edition at the same time, and you can't go back, so planning and preparation is key.

Revisiting this block. Loving carving ou

2020:  As all fairs and in-person events have been cancelled for this year at least, I will be showcasing all new work, and any online fairs on this website and also on Instagram and Facebook

Print Showcase at Leicester Print Workshop - Now on from September 12th to 7th November 2020 at LCB Depot in Leicester.

Nottingham Print and Publishing Fair - on INSTAGRAM @nottsprintfair- 26 - 29th June 2020

Print. Fair. Contemporary - at Nottingham Contemporary - March 13 - 15 2020

2019:

Harley Gallery Art Market at Welbeck - Nottinghamshire - 22 - 24 November 2019

Artfest Holmfirth - 16-17th November 2019

Sheffield Print Fair - 9th November 2019

ArtSpeak Workshop -  Linocut Workshop for the over 60's in Nottingham -  October 2019

Nottingham Print and Publishing Fair - 28th Sept 2019

ArtEat Festival - Ipswich - 21-22 September 2019

Solo exhibition at The Green Man Gallery, Buxton - September 2019

Art in the Pen - Skipton - 9th - 11th August 2019

Art in the Pen - Thirsk - 19th - 21st July 2019

Leicester Print Fair - 13th July 2019

Saltaire Makers Fair - 25th - 27th May 2019

PRINTFEST Ulverston, Cumbria - 3rd, 4th &5th May 2019

North Wales Contemporary Craft Fair - Sat 9th March 2019 at Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno, Wales.

Solo exhibition at Focus Gallery, Nottingham - March 2019

2018:

Nottingham Independent Print and Publishing Fair - At The Malt Cross, St. James St, Nottingham - Sunday 9th December 2018

Sock Gallery Christmas Craft Fair - Loughborough 25th November

Leeds Print Fair - 17th November 2018

Sheffield Print Fair - 10th November 2018

Lustre - Contemporary Craft Fair - Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham - 2nd -  4th November 2018

International Print Exchange - Green Door Printmaking Studio, Derby - Exhibition October 2018

Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair (GNCCF) - Millennium Galleries, Sheffield - 27th - 29th July 2018

Derby Print Open - Greendoor Printmaking Studio - Exhibition June 2018

2017:

Gifted - Christmas Craft Market - National Centre for Craft and Design, Sleaford - 9th - 10th December 2017

Lustre - Contemporary Craft Fair - Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham - 3rd - 5th November 2017

Art& - Contemporary Craft Fair - York - 27th - 29th October 2017

Nottingham Independent Print and Publishing Fair - Nottingham Writers Studio - September 2017

British Craft Trade Fair (BCTF) - 2nd - 4th April 2017 - trade only event

2016...phew, that was a busy year!

Midlands Printmakers Exhibition - The Malt Cross, St. James's Street, Nottingham - 9th November to 11th December 2016

 'CRAFT.FAIR.CONTEMPORARY' - Nottingham Contemporary Gallery Christmas Fair  2nd - 4th December 2016

WINTERFEST - Thoresby Courtyard, Ollerton, Nottinghamshire -  Sat 26th & Sun 27th November

Sheffield Print Fair at St. Mary's Conference centre - 19th November 2016

LUSTRE - Lakeside Art Gallery Nottingham - 11th, 12th, 13th November 2016

Leeds Print Fair - The Corn Exchange - 5th & 6th November 2016

York Art Market - 30th September - 1st & 2nd October 2016

neo:printprize - original print exhibition at neo:gallery, Bolton - 25th August – 30th October 2016

Sheffield Print Fair at the Millennium Gallery - 9th July 2016

Dot Spread Print Fair - Leeds, 2nd July 2016

Salon des Refuses 2016 - Space Gallery London - 23rd to 26th June 2016

Open Studios Notts - 21st & 22nd May 2016

Sheffield Makers Fair, stand and demonstration - April 2016

2015

'Craft.Design.Contemporary' - Nottingham Contemporary Gallery  Christmas Fair - December 2015

Gedling Artists Festive Fair - November 2015

Sheffield Print Fair - November 2015

Joint Exhibition at Thoresby Courtyard Gallery with Carol Elmsley (Won as a prize from August Open at Thoresby Courtyard Gallery) - June 2015

2014

Thoresby Courtyard Gallery Xmas Fair - September 2014

Thoresby Courtyard Gallery Open Exhibition - August 2014

Beetroot Tree Gallery, Draycott - January 2014

2013

Creative Greenhouse Exhibition at Rufford Abbey - November - December 2013

Thoresby Courtyard Gallery Open Exhibition  - September 2013