RWA Open Exhibition

7 October - 25 November

This year I am pleased to have my painting 'Perceptions of Portugal' featured in the RWA Bristol Open Exhibition.

The RWA's renowned Annual Open Exhibition is in its 166th year with a stunning variety of work from emerging and established artists.

This dynamic and varied exhibition invites painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, installation and mixed media submissions and is a showcase of some of the most exciting artists from across the country and beyond.

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Solo Exhibition

Centrespace Gallery

23-30 August 2018

Following the artist residency with Foundation Obras, I held a solo exhibition of my work at Centrespace in Bristol. I exhibited approximately twelve paintings, created either during or subsequent to the residency.

A thriving community of artists and craftspeople, Centrespace was founded in the late 1970’s and has been running as a co-operative since 1987. Centrespace continues to develop creative opportunities for the wider community in the heart of the City of Bristol.

Visitor comments:

"Makes you want to paint!" Stewart Geddes

"Beautiful colours, very refreshing and full of depth" Holly and Jon

"Unique and Inspiring" Marianne Sophie

 

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Artist residency in Portugal

In June 2018 I spent a month at an artist residency with Foundation Obras in Estremoz, Portugal. A region known for it's cork oak industry and marble quarries, it was an opportunity to focus on creating a body of work inspired by the region and its unique environment. Due to the difficulty in exporting resin paint, the residency afforded an opportunity to re-discover the joy of painting with acrylic. Utilising an unfamiliar base material of industrial banner PVC fabric, I was able to explore and manipulate the medium in new ways.

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