Biography

I was educated at Dartington Hall School, Devon and I did a degree in Social Administration and Politics at the University of Bristol. I have been living in Leeds since 1984 with my husband and, until recently, my two children. I have been painting and drawing all my life. Although I have had no formal art training I have attended workshops in watercolour and taken part time courses in etching and printmaking. I studied stained, leaded and fused glass in evening classes under Evan Jones at Swarthmore Education Centre. I then did more advanced studying under Ann Sotheran which I am still doing. I am a member of Lateral (with whom I have had a number of group exhibitions); of Roundhay Artists ( with whom I have participated in their Open Studios. I am involved in the setting up of a number of events for 2016): of CGS (Contemporary Glass Society) and of East Street Arts, Leeds.

Group Exhibitions

1981 East Anglian Artists Open Exhibition, The Fermoy Centre, King’s Lynn

1986 Open Exhibition, Ferrens Gallery, Hull

1989 Leeds Artists Show

1990 Leeds Artists Show

1996 Networking November, The Site Gallery

2001 The Galleries Wakefield

2006 Leeds Artists Show

2009 Trinity Church, Boar Lane Leeds

2010 Leeds Design Innovation Centre, Leeds

I have also had work exhibited in a number of Christmas shows, at Bacons Gallery, Aylsham, University of Leeds and at Vino VERITAS Leeds.

2009 to 2011 through Artsmix I had work displayed at Debenhams , Shine, Cub LS1, and Hillside, in Leeds.

2012 ‘Linear Progression’,at Shine, Harehills, Leeds

2012 Minatures Exhibition, Cupola Gallery, Shefield

2012 Urban, Cupola Gallery, Shefield

2012 Grassington Arts Festival

2012 Staithes Arts and Heritage Festival

2012 Cardigan Triangle Arts Trail

2012/13 Artsbank, Saltburn

2012/13 Inc Creative, Keighley

2013 Divided We Fall, Leeds

2013 Holmfirth Art Fringe

2013 Staithes Arts and Heritage Festival

2014 Laurence Batley Theatre with Lateral

2014 Roundhay Art Trail

2014 ‘Connections’ Cupola Gallery, Shefield

2014 Cupola Gallery, Shefield

2014 Chapel Allerton Art Trail

2014 Staithes Arts and Heritage Festival

2014 East Street Arts Open Studios

2015 Roundhay Art Trail

2015 Old Grammer School Gallery, Otley

2015 Staithes Arts and Heritage Festival

2015 Cardigan Art Trail

2015 Cupola Gallery, Shefield

ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS

1982 The Assembly House, Norwich

1983 Norwich Arts Centre

1985 Bacon’s Gallery, Aylsham

1887 Bacon’s Gallery, Aylsham

1988 Street Lane Practice, Leeds

1998 Vino VERITAS, Leeds

2000 Vino VERITAS Leeds

2001 Yorkshire Television

2002 The West Yorkshire Playhouse

2005 Leeds Art Library

2009 Leeds Design Innovation Centre

2012 The Station Gallery, The Station Richmond

Commissions Include

1987 Painting to celebrate the centenary year of Robert Arthington Hospital, Leeds

2010 Stained Glass Window for Brantwood, Lake District

Stained Glass Sculptures and Windows for private individuals