Thursday, 17 October 2013

New Website..

Finally after months of planning and designing I have finally changed and updated my website! It's got a much better layout and it can even be viewed on phones (this has never been the case before!) have a look here!

In the very near future the site will also have a shop so my prints/cards etc. will be available worldwide!

Wednesday, 2 October 2013


Playing around with some cat paintings from late last year, the originals were sold off as card but I still have digital files. I think it makes a nice repeat pattern.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013


During October my work will be featured in two exhibitions in the North West. The first is taking place at the Craft and Design centre in Manchester's Northern Quarter. As part of Creative Tourist's 'Manchester Weekender' there will be an extension of the Craft and Design centre's current exhibition 'Forming Words' and I will be creating a new piece of work for it.

The new part of the exhibition will be open from 10th -13th October and I will be creating the letter 'A'. I'm currently working on the design (which is going to remain a secret) so head to the Craft and Design Centre over that weekend to see it.

The second exhibition is part of Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival taking place at The Gallery at Bank Quay House and Warrington Museum and Art Gallery. I submitted two existing pieces of work (two of my Whitby original painting/drawings) and they'll be on display from 18th October to 22nd November. I'm originally from Warrington so it's exciting to have the opportunity to showcase some of my work on home turf. There are some incredible artists involved in the festival this year so I'm really looking forward to the launch.

For Manchester Weekender's full listings click here and for further information and news about Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival click here.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Drawing School

Apologies for neglecting my blog for a few months but I've been busy with various things and it's just been forgotten about!

I just wanted to post about a project that I'm doing in a few weeks with the Turnpike Gallery in Leigh. I'll be running two drawing classes during half term; the Junior Drawing School which will be for children aged 8-11 and the Drawing School for Young People for 11-16 year olds.

I'm really excited about the classes as I've got some really fun drawing based activities planned for the groups; I'll be taking the term drawing really loosely and showing the children some more experimental ways to make imagery and hopefully giving them plenty of useful ideas to take home with them.

The classes are £6 for the Junior Drawing School and £10 for the Drawing School for Young People - both prices include two sessions, one with me and one with another local artist Jenna Parton. The classes take place on the 12th and 13th February and there are still places available.

To book call Turnpike Gallery on 01942 404420

Here's a couple of pages from my sketchbooks to inspire!