Friday, 25 January 2019

New Stockists

It's always great to be contacted by well established and respected galleries who'd like to stock my work.  I've had three new ones recently who have been in touch. Most recently is Ferrers Gallery, which looked very picturesque when I visited this week, even on a grey January day.
Ferrers Gallery is a multi award winning independent gallery promoting British contemporary craft. The gallery is set in the beautiful landscape of Staunton Harold near Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, and has three floors featuring the best of British Contemporary Craftsmanship, with jewellery, ceramics, glass, textiles, paintings and sculpture. I recognised work by several artists I follow on Instagram.  They now have six of my framed pictures and a selection of cards in their 'Fresh' exhibition which runs until 24th March 2019.

Another new stockist is Arteria, a wonderful looking contemporary gallery I can't wait to visit in Lancaster.  They sold out of all the things I sent them at Christmas, including three original prints. 

Even further north is the Found Gallery, in Dunbar, Scotland, run by glass jeweller Amy Christie.  I hope to get there one day as the gallery and location sound wonderful.  They have a nice selection of my coasters, cards and unframed prints, selling two original prints in December.

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Birch Book

Last year I was asked by Anna Lewington for permission to use my "Silver Birch Wood with Long-tailed Tits" screen-print design in her new book about the humble birch tree.  I said of course as she would credit me in the text and also send me a copy of the book.

I'd almost forgotten about it when last week the book arrived.  I was thrilled to be in the same chapter as art heroes such as Millais, Gustav Klimt and van Gogh.  The book is a lovely specimen with interesting articles about how the birch has widely colonised the cool parts of the northern hemisphere, their versatility and usefulness to make a huge number of  things.  Also it's use in medicine, in folklore and for inspiration to artists (such as me).

I'm looking forward to sitting down and having a proper read.  There's a video of me flicking through the book on my Instagram page.

It's published by Reaktion Books ISBN 978 1 78914 011 8

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Here we are...

Just a quick post showing us with our wares last Saturday.  Jewellers Linda Bartlett on the left, Cheryl Bird in the middle and me on the right.

It was a great show and I even sold another 'Ede's Spiral' print (hanging in the middle of the screens).  The lovely customer is letting me hang on to it until after my last Christmas show as I haven't got time to print and frame another one.

Friday, 16 November 2018

Winter Open Studios

It's the second evening tonight of our Winter Open Studios.  Open from 5 - 8pm and again on Saturday from 11am - 4pm.  We have mulled cider and mince-pies to get you in the festive mood.

Love these atmospheric photos taken by Cheryl.

Wednesday, 24 October 2018


I was feeling a bit wistful for summer and the call of the sea-side, so decided to design this card.  It's printed on lovely thick 300gsm watercolour-style paper.  Available from my website and also supplied wholesale to shops and galleries.

Talking of galleries.  I have two new outlets for my cards, coasters and tea towels.  The Found Gallery in Dunbar and Arteria in Lancaster.

Friday, 28 September 2018

Cambridge Art Fair

Opening today is the Cambridge Art Fair.  I was delighted to be asked to exhibit with the 'Art of Cambridge' group - eight artists featured in the Cambridge Art Book (click for a free ticket).

Rebecca, Emma, Ophelia and Jo at the Private View

Come along and see the various styles of work including sumptuous oil paintings by Ophelia Redpath, printmaking and rich oils by Jo Tunmer, ipad art by Susan Abbs, mixed media paintings by Rebecca Stark, intricate collages by Emma Bennett, delicate paper-cuts by Vanessa Stone and vibrant large scale paintings by Sonia Villiers.  I have a selection of my latest drypoint and collograph prints.

The private View was last night.
Opening times are:
Friday 28th September 11am - 8:30pm
Saturday 29th September 11am - 6pm
Sunday 30th September 11am - 5pm

The Venue, Quy Mill Hotel and Spa
Church Road, Stow-cum-Quy
Cambridge, CB25 9AF

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Addenbrooke's Hospital Exhibition

I was really pleased to be asked by Lesley Bermingham, the Arts co-ordinator at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, to participate in their August/September exhibition.  It was a chance not to be missed as my work could be seen by a whole new audience.

It took a fair bit of planning to think how I was going to fill eight metres of wall space.  Last Thursday morning was spent with Lesley, hanging the sixteen pictures.  I'm really pleased with how they look all hanging together in such an impressive space.  They also go really well with the lovely seed head watercolours by Erica Just on the right-hand side of the space.

The last print in the edition of 'Stone Circle' that I had framed especially for this show, as it went so well with 'Ede's Sprial'

All the work is for sale and the commission goes to the Addenbrooke's Arts Program, which aims to improve the experience of patients, visitors and staff through an innovative, stimulating and engaging arts program.  If you would like to find out more or buy anything please call 01223 217519.