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earlier work




1954      born: Taunton, Somerset: December 10

1966-68 Ilminster Girls Grammar School, Somerset

1969       Hadassim (boarding school), Israel

1970-71 Anglican Church School, Jerusalem, Israel

1971-73 Somerset College of Art (Foundation Course)

1973-76 Portsmouth Polytechnic (Painting and Printmaking)

                thesis: Vision and Sightless Perception

1976      BA (Hons) Fine Art

1976-77 Camberwell School of Art & Crafts, London

                part-time postgraduate Printmaking course

1976      Lecturer in Printmaking, Camberwell School of Art & Crafts, London

1977-79 part-time Art Tutor, Adult Education Institutes, London

1979-80 part-time Lecturer, Hertfordshire College of Art & Design

1980-81 Teaching Assistant, Eastern Illinois University, USA

                thesis: Eva Hesse: Art, Life and Absurdity

1981       MA Fine Art

                Paul Turner Sargent Scholarship

1981-82 Teaching Assistant, Southern Illinois University. USA

1982-83 Graduate Fellowship, Southern Illinois University, USA

                thesis: Beyond the Frame

1983       MFA

                son born, Truro, Cornwall

1985-86 part-time Tutor, Iron Bridge Art Centre, Exeter, Devon

1988-90 part-time Art Tutor, Adult Education, Exeter, Devon

1988-      freelance book-cover designer (including for Macmillan, London)

1991       daughter born, Exeter, Devon

1993-94 Artward Bound project: Colyton School, Devon, and Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter, Devon

1997       son born, Exeter, Devon

1998-      DAISI project: (Devon Artists in Schools Initiative)

1999       co-ordinator: Exeter Visual Arts Weekend: Open Studios

2000-      Member of Art Haven, (artist led initiative, running gallery on Exeter Quay providing artwork for accountants premises, Exeter and presenting group exhibitions) 

2013-15 President of Exeter Synagogue

2015-     Member of Preston Street Union: an Exeter based affiliation of artists exploring collaborative processes. 

One-person Shows

1982   Renner Gallery, Blackburn, Illinois

1983   MFA Show, University Center and Wagner Gallery, Edwardsville, Illinois

            Nornberg Gallery of Contemporary Art, St Louis, Missouri

1984   Exeter & Devon Arts Centre, Exeter, Devon

1985   Rolle College Gallery, Exmouth, Devon

1986   Cross Community Centre, Pontardawe, Swansea

            Basement Gallery, University of Exeter, Devon

1987   Kirtle, Exeter, Devon

            Herbies, Exeter, Devon

1989   The Plough, Torrington, Devon

1990   Exeter Festival Exhibition, Exeter & Devon Arts Centre, Exeter, Devon

            Brewhouse Arts Centre, Taunton, Somerset

1992   Honiton Festival Exhibition, Honiton Library, Devon

            Bridgwater Arts Centre, Somerset

1993   Coombe St Gallery, Exeter, Devon

            Artward Bound, Colyton Grammar School, Axminster, Devon

1994   University Library, Exeter, Devon

1995   International Cultural Center for Youth, Jerusalem, Israel

            Exeter & Devon Arts Centre, Exeter, Devon

1996   Honiton Festival Exhibition, Honiton, Devon

1997   Exeter Visual Arts Weekend, Exeter, Devon

            Teignmouth Festival Exhibition, Teignmouth, Devon

1999   Exeter Visual Arts Weekend, Exeter, Devon

2000   The Spider’s Palace, Art Haven, Exeter, Devon

          2004   Constructions in Colour, Atelier Gallery, University of Exeter, Devon

          2005   Summer Collection, Phoenix Art Centre, Exeter, Devon

2006  High Steel Blues, IAIS, University of Exeter, Devon

2013  Exeter Open Studios, Exeter, Devon

2015  Pop-Up Gallery, Exeter, Devon

  A Different Kind of Bark West Town Farm, Ide, Exeter, Devon (two-person show)

2016  Displace Meant Activity, Gallery 333 Exeter Phoenix, Exeter, Devon

2017  Café@36, Art Week Exeter, Devon

Sept for September, Boatyard Café and Bakery, Exeter, Devon

2018   Art Week Exeter at venue E: Wilkinson Grant, Exeter, Devon 

Selected Group Shows

1981   Three in One, Illini Union Art Gallery, Champaign, Illinois

            Graduate Show, Paul Sargent Gallery, Charleston, Illinois

1982   U.C. Gallery, Edwardsville, Illinois

            Mid States Exhibition, Museum of Arts and Science, Evansvillle, Indiana

            Wabash ValleyExhibition, Sheldon Swope Art Gallery, Terre Haute, Indiana

            Clay/Fiber Invitational, Peoria Art Guild, Illinois

1983   U.C. Gallery, Edwardsville, Illinois

1985   Iron Bridge Art Centre, Exeter, Devon

1986   Falmouth Art Gallery, Falmouth, Cornwall

1987   2nd Northlands Art Show, Cheltenham & Gloucester

1988   Small PicturesExhibition, Salisbury Arts Centre, Wiltshire (also 1986, 1987)

            Six Counties Festival Exhibition, Plymouth, Devon

            Oriel Gallery, Cardiff

1989   Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, Avon

            Six CountiesFestival Exhibition, Sherborne, Dorset

            Red House Arts Centre, Crediton, Devon

            Women's EyeExhibition, Chapel Art Gallery, Saltram House, Plymouth, Devon

            Elmgrove Centre, Bristol, Avon

            Spacex Gallery, Exeter, Devon (also 1985, 1987, 1988)

1990   8x8x4, Proteus Artists Network, Ludus Gallery, Lancaster

            International OpenExhibition of Miniature Prints, Intaglio Printmaker, London

1991   BetjemanCountry, Wadebridge, Cornwall (prizewinner)

            EAST (National Open Art Exhibition), Norwich Gallery, Norwich, Norfolk

            Work inProgress, Proteus Artists Network, Gwndwn Workshops, Bridell, Dyfed

            Women's Eye Exhibition, Topsham, Exeter, Devon

            New Art in Exeter, Harlequin Centre, Exeter, Devon

1992   Colour Dominant, Black Swan Guild, Frome, Somerset

1993   Flesh & Blood, Proteus Artists Network, Lancaster

            Woman Made, Coopers Gallery, Bristol, Avon

            Drawings of Distinction, Paul Fowler Studio, London

            Malvern Open Drawing Competition, Malvern Art Gallery, Malvern, Worcs.

            Women's Eye Exhibition, Angel Gallery, Tiverton, Devon

            Women's Eye Exhibition, Exeter & Devon Arts Centre, Exeter, Devon (also 1992)

            PFS Winter Still Life and Landscape Exhibition, City of London

1994   Artward Bound, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter, Devon

            Stella Maris School, Bideford, Devon

            Whale on the Quay, Exeter, Devon

            Yaohan Plaza, London

            Women's Eye Exhibition, Seymour Gallery, Totnes, Devon

1995   Mapping the Margins, Brewhouse Arts Centre, Taunton, Somerset

            Rebound – Stranger Than Fiction and Christmas Exhibition, Site Gallery, Sheffield

1996   Postbox 1996, Brewhouse Arts Centre, Taunton, Somerset

            Rebound, Wirksworth Festival, Derbyshire

Christmas Box, Brewhouse Arts Centre, Taunton, Somerset (also 1993, 1994)

1997   Brighton Festival Exhibition, Brighton, Sussex

            Turner Gallery, Exeter, Devon

1998   The Mythic Garden Sculpture Exhibition, Stone Farm, Chagford, Devon (also 1996)

            Wood in Art, Colyton, Devon

1999   From Public to Private, Exeter, Devon

            The Sky, the Sea and the Bit in between, Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, Devon

            Inspirations 1, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter, Devon

            Artists on Screen, Picture House, Exeter, Devon

            Inspirations 2, Ariel Centre, Totnes, Devon

            Traces of Five Millennia, The Hanover Galleries, Liverpool

            Taunton Open Drawing Exhibition, Taunton, Somerset

2000   The Interface Between Art, Science & Technology in the New MillenniumNew Greenham Arts, Newbury, Berkshire

Summer Exhibition, Wahle Contemporary Art, Exeter, Devon

            Hark, Sui Generis Gallery, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

            Extraordinary Drawings, Art Haven, Exeter, Devon

            Visual Arts Festival, Torre Abbey, Devon

2001   Art Haven @ The Look, Exeter, Devon

Drawing Show, Phoenix Art Centre, Exeter, Devon

JAA, Candid Gallery, London

2002  Hands On Touring Art, Burton Art Gallery, Bideford; Torre Abbey & Torquay Museum    

2003   Being Here, Phoenix Art Centre, Exeter, Devon

            What do you make of this?, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter, Devon

            Size Matters 2, a space Gallery, Southampton

            Secret, RCA, London

2004  The Art Bar Summer Fair & Wrapped Up In Art, Exeter, Devon

On The Wall, Olympia, London

2005  Reasons to Love the Earth, Leeuwenbergh, Utrecht

Small Originals, Ashburton, Devon

Art Bar Live, Exeter, Devon

2007  The Big Works, Gallery Terracina, Exeter, Devon

            ARTSPACES, The Flavel, Dartmouth, & other venues around Devon

2008   Cork Street Annual Open Exhibition for Charity, Cork Street Gallery, London

            Art Haven, Gallery 86, Crediton, Devon

2009   Art Haven, Exeter, Devon (also 1999, 2000, 2004)

            Drawn In, Sidcot Arts Centre, Winscombe, Somerset

            Forest Tunes, CCANW, Haldon Forest Park, Devon   

            Lutyens gallery, Hestercombe, Somerset

2011   The Bowie Gallery, Totnes, Devon (also 2009, 2010)

Magnet Art: Light Bite, Nottingham; Brighton Open, Brighton Pier; Rarities, Hastings, 

MOAP, New Hampshire, USA

2012   Flameworks, Plymouth, Devon

            Sidcot Arts Centre, Winscombe, Somerset (also 2009)

            Northcott Theatre, Exeter, Devon

2013   Creekside Open 2013 (Selected by Paul Noble) APT Gallery, London

Art Haven@ Redearth Gallery, Tiverton, Devon (also 2011, 2012)

Sound Sight Exhibition, Shaw Gallery, Croydon; Cardboard City, London;

The Button Project, Barnaby Festival; Patternotion (book)

Gloss Gallery, Exeter;

2014   The Bowie Gallery, Totnes, Devon (also 2009 - 13);

Hidden Treasure Tearoom, Exeter (also 2013)

Art@96, Topsham, Devon (also 2013)

2015   Roper Gallery, BAS, Bath

           Definitely Devon, RAMM Exeter, Devon

In And Out Of The Frame, The Glorious Art House, Exeter, Devon

2016   The Art of Caring, St Pancras Hospital, London and Rose Theatre, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey (also 2015)

US CHAPS, Art Vending Machine (also 2017) and Bookmarkswith Preston Street Union for Art Week Exeter

The Open Square, Royal United Hospital, Bath

A Letter In Mind, Gallery@Oxo, London

2017   PAY & DISPLAY, Centrespace Gallery, Bristol

The Preston Street Union Random Art Machine, PS45, Art Week Exeter

Makers of the Multiverse, Juneau Projects, Spacex, Exeter, Devon

Helluo Librorum, with Preston Street Union for Art Week Exeter, Exeter Library

Refuge, FAB 2, Bath

The Art Of Caring, St George’s Hospital and St Pancras Hospital, London

The Observatory, The Forum, University of Exeter

Art Haven presents Bandwidth, Art Haven, PS45, Exeter

Alternative Facts Factory, organicARTS, West Town Farm, Ide, Exeter 

Hand Held View, Barnoon Workshop, St Ives, Cornwall

A Celebration of Exeter Cathedral and its Choristers, Exeter Cathedral

2018   Listening Towers, Small World Futures, Unsettled Gallery, London 

      Small Worlds, Aabenraa, Denmark

The Art of Caring, St Georges Hospital, London, and The Conference Centre, St Pancras Hospital, 4 St Pancras Way, London

ART HAVEN on the Rue de Paris,The AWEsome Art Space, Exeter

    Art Week Exeter exhibitions at venue D (Inspired Dental Care) (2 person) and The AWEsome Art Space, Exeter

Galleries R Us, Preston Street Union, Art Week Exeter

Doorways, Pavilion of Painting and Murmuration -- 3 exhibitions at Fringe Arts Bath

A Letter In Mind, gallery@oxo, Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London 

Plymouth Art Weekender, Plymouth School of Creative Arts, 22 Millbay Road, Millbay, Plymouth 

TRE i En, Galleri Nexus, Uge Bygade 7, 6360 Tinglev, Denmark

2019    Love Tokens and Bad Pennies, Unsettled Gallery, London

            FRWA open exhibition, RWA, Bristol

            ORGANIC ARTS, Boatyard Café, and West Town Farm, Ide, Exeter

The Art of Caring, St Georges and St Pancras Hospitals, London (also 2017, 2018)

            Bath Open Art Prize, 44AD, Bath

            The Care Trail, Crediton Library, Devon

            Late Summer Exhibition, curated by Frickleton Fine Art, King’s Hill, Kent


2017   Five Bridges and a Waffle with Preston Street Union, Art Week Exeter

2019   Serge/Surge with Preston Street Union, Exeter. Commissioned by RAMM, funded by ACE

2016  Murmurations: A Visual Exploration of Individuality and Community (chapbook) paperback
2017  Colouring Walls: A Visual Exploration of Difference and Integration (Chapbook) paperback 


Eastern Illinois University, USA,

Southern Illinois University, USA,

Exeter University, UK

Private collections in the UK, USA and Israel




EOS 2013

THE CENTRE CANNOT HOLD (creation of an artwork)



pop up gallery 2015



2017 exhibitions


2018 exhibitions