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.
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.
"Makes you want to paint!" Stewart Geddes
"Beautiful colours, very refreshing and full of depth" Holly and Jon
"Unique and Inspiring" Marianne Sophie
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.