My paintings and stained glass draw on similar themes.

Since 2020 I have had to come to terms with several very different and difficult situations.
I set myself the challenge of having something positive from the experiences.
The result has been that my artwork has changed, both in the topics and in style and medium.

Figures and birds have disappeared and been replaced with a focus on the landscape, maps and trees , referencing how they interact.  The way we navigate our landscape  is  similar to how trees establish communication between themselves and the fungi they depend on.
I  take maps  as a starting point the roads and paths morph into the roots and branches of trees, the cracks in rocks. They take me on a journey and a story through my paintings which sometimes extends onto the glass of the painting and increasingly onto the frames as well.
My work as a result has become much more abstract and apart from maps I am now using hand painted and printed tissue, magazine images as well as incorporating water colour, acrylic and crayon.

There is always a definite link with work with my previous work…..me.

My stained glass, in the form of small sculptures, at present revolve around  Megaliths, which is perhaps not surprising as Megaliths were often erected in times of uncertainty and stress. The imagery on them is very similar to that of my paintings although instead of maps I am using some of the abstract carvings that are found on rocks and Megaliths in the British Isles.

These are my studio spaces.

Painting glass and soldering

Painting studio



Art has always been an important part of my life. My father was a sculptor working in wood and movement and dance played an important part in his work something which had an enormous influence on the way I work.

Despite  my interest in and involvement in art I went on to study Politics and Social Administration at Bristol University, which has also played a part in my subject matter.

I have had no formal art training  but 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 continue to do advanced studying with Ann Sotheran.

I am a member of and have exhibited with:

Roundhay Artists

Contemporary Glass Society 

Chapel Allerton Artists

I am also a member of:

Yorkshire Art

Curator Space


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 regularly exhibit with Roundhay Artists in both their Open Studios and Pop-Up Exhibitions. I have also been exhibiting at Staithes Arts and Heritage Festival since its inception in 2012. I take part regularly in Christmas shows.

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 Cardigan Triangle Arts Trail
2012/13 Artsbank, Saltburn
2012/13 Inc Creative, Keighley
2013 Divided We Fall, Leeds
2013 Holmfirth Art Fringe
2014 Laurence Batley Theatre with Lateral
2014 ‘Connections’ Cupola Gallery, Shefield
2014 Cupola Gallery, Shefield
2014 Chapel Allerton Art Trail
2014 East Street Arts Open Studios
2015 Old Grammer School Gallery, Otley
2015 Staithes Arts and Heritage Festival
2015 Cardigan Art Trail
2015 Cupola Gallery, Shefield

2017 Glisten and Shine, Cartwright Hall, Bradford


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


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