I draw from my experiences and memories of the natural world - where the land meets the sea, the wilderness of mountains, the intimacy of a garden. From these moments and memories I paint to create work that has a sense of time un folding, where nothing is static but forever in a state of becoming and where a sense of permanence and impermanence is implied.

I enjoy working on paper because of its mutable properties, its fragility, impermanence and ability to absorb watercolour and inks that become embedded into its structure rather than lie on its surface. I work directly and intuitively exploring and exploiting the intrinsic qualities of these media; their fluidity, transparency and opacity contrasting with defined edges of cut and collaged Japanese paper. Forms and shapes dance to find their own rhythm, sometimes dissolving into a space whilst others are interrupted by a line, mark or form. These processes are orchestrated until they become an image that evokes my emotional response to a particular experience of a time / event.

I work on several paintings simultaneously letting each painting evolve to find its own identity, somewhere between abstraction and figuration. I work in series often re-visiting themes. 


Art education

University of London, Goldsmith’s College - Foundation course
University of London, Goldsmith’s College - BA (Hons) Textiles
UWE Bristol, Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking (Distinction)


Awards commissions

2016 Runner up Winsor & Newton, RWS Open Competition, London
2016 Commended, Welsh Drawing Book, exhibition, Carmarthen
2013 Consumer Intelligence 1st prize for Watercolours, RWA 161st Open, Bristol
2013 Exhibition Award, Royal Watercolour Society, London
2009 Regional prize-winner for Wales, Discerning Eye, London
2008 Prize-winner the University of Glamorgan Art Purchase Prize
2005 Embroiderers’ Guild Scholar 05/06
1988 Large mixed media collage for the boardroom of Schweppes & Pepsi Cola

Selected group exhibitions

2023 Cardiff Centre of Business & Technology, Cardiff
2022 SPRINGgallery, Cheltenham ‘Small Works Winter Show’
2022 SPRINGgallery, Cheltenham ‘Connected Worlds’ with Robert McPartland
2022 Gallery Gwyn, Oxford St. Aberaeron
2022 CardiffMADE open Lochaber St. Cardiff
2022 Thoughts on Paper, University of Glamorgan, S.Wales
2022 Winter Show, SPRINGgallery, Cheltenham
2021 Small Works Show, SPRINGgallery, Cheltenham
2021 Penarth Open, Turner House Gallery, Penarth 
2021 Monochrome, showing prints only, Gallery 57, Arundel
2021 Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London - Flying Colours Gallery
2021 Space, Light & Balance with Robert McPartland, Gallery 5, Arundel
2019 Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, London
2019 Connected Worlds - with Robert McPartland, Kooywood Gallery, Cardiff
2018 New Work - Gallery 3, Kooywood Gallery, Cardiff
2018 Introducing New Artists, Cube Gallery, London
2017 Cube Gallery, London - Christmas Exhibition
2017 Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, London, Trowbridge & Guildford
2017 Drawn, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
2017 Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, Mall Galleries, London
2016 "By Invitation" RCA, Conwy, Wales
2016 Royal West of England 164th Open Competition, Bristol
2016 Triforium, London, former prizewinners from the Discerning Eye
2016 Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, London & Guildford
2016 Royal Watercolour Society Open Competition, Bankside Gallery, London
2016 Welsh Drawing Book Exhibition, Coleg Sir Gar, Carmarthen,
2015 Joint exhibition with Robert McPartland, Kooywood Gallery, Cardiff
2015 Royal West of England 163rd Open Competition Bristol
2015 Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, London & Birmingham
2015 Exchange Exhibition: UWE, Bristol with Hong Kong Open Printshop
2015 MA graduate show, UWE, Bristol
2015 Drawing, Oriel Myrddin, Carmarthen
2015 Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, London
2014 Discerning Eye, London
2014 Royal West of England 162nd Annual Open Exhibition, Bristol
2014 Royal Watercolour Society, Bankside Gallery, London, “Open Exhibition”
2014 Griffin Gallery, Winsor & Newton HQ, London, “Water + Colour” International
2013 Royal West of England 161st Annual Open Exhibition, Bristol
2013 Royal Watercolour Society, Bankside Gallery, London, “Watercolour Now”
2013 “Sketch 2013”, (touring exhibition of sketchbooks) Rabley Arts Centre, Wiltshire
2013 Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, Mall Galleries, London
2013 Eisteddfod 2013, Denbighshire
2013 Fiveways Summer Exhibition
2013 Welsh Artist of the Year, Cardiff
2012 The Kyffin Williams Drawing Prize, Angelsey
2012 Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, Mall Galleries, London
2012 Welsh Artist of the Year, Cardiff
2011 Eisteddfod 2011, Wrexham
2011 Welsh Artist of the Year, Cardiff
2010 Eisteddfod 2010, Ebbw Vale
2010 Welsh Artist of the Year, Cardiff
2009 Discerning Eye, London
2009 Joint exhibition with Robert Mcpartland, Kooywood Gallery, Cardiff
2008 Welsh artist of the Year, Cardiff
2008 University of Glamorgan Art purchase Prize, Pontypridd, Wales
2008 Marking Space, Swansea Metropolitan University
2008 Eisteddfod 2008, Cardiff
2006 The Discerning Eye, London

Teaching career

1978 - 1985 Visiting tutor, Epsom School of Art
1978 - 1995 Visiting tutor, London College of Fashion
2000 - 2007 0.5 lecturer Cardiff Metropolitan University, Foundation Studies, Fashion & Textiles
2000 - 2007 0.5 Lecturer UWTSD Swansea College of Art, Surface Pattern Design
2007 - 2016  0.7 Senior Lecturer UWTSD Swansea College of Art, Surface Pattern Design
Early career - part time courses Royal School of Needlework & The Embroiders' Guild


Commercial clients

Area Environments, USA
DACS Art Consulting, Atlanta, USA
Soho Myriad Art Consulting, Atlanta, USA
SMC Art Consultancy, London, UK


Online Exhibitors

Saatchi Online