Last two weekends of June

There isn’t the usual Silverdale and Arnside Art Trail this year, however I have decided to open my Studio and have an exhibition on show at that time. Many other artists in the two villages are going to open the last weekend of June. I will open for both the last two weekends of June on the Saturday and Sunday 10.30am – 4 pm.

I hope you will still visit as there will be lots to see. Look forward to seeing you.

First weekend of December

All Welcome

An Open Studio Weekend the first weekend of December.

Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd, 10.30 am – 4 pm

Mulled wine & mince pies!

An exhibition including many new unseen works will be on display alongside a large selection of reproduction prints and greeting cards. Prints can usually be framed in time for Xmas.

Hope you make it and enjoy the exhibition.

If you can’t make it that weekend but would like to arrange a visit please get in touch. Tel: 07811826387 or email

Sandside Snow. Acrylic, oil and mixed media on wood panel. 40cm x 40cm ( framed approx 60cm x 60cm ).

Snow On The Knott. Acrylic, oil and mixed media on wood panel. 30cm x 30cm ( framed approx 50cm x 50cm). Sold.

Swaledale, Heather. Acrylic , oil and mixed media. 59cm x 57 cm (framed 81cm x 79cm). Sold.

Orange Leaf and Wildflowers,(towards Silverdale). Acrylic, oil and mixed media on linen. 100cm x100cm.

Blackbird, Varied Edition of 6.

Prize Winner

I am absolutely delighted to have won The Peoples Choice Award at this years Lake Artists Society Exhibition 2023 for being voted their favourite artwork in the exhibition. A massive thank you to everyone who voted for my painting The Finest View, Buttermere.

The Finest View, Buttermere. Acrylic, oil and mixed media. 56cm x 57cm, framed 79cm x 80cm. Sold.

The Lake Artists Society Summer Exhibition

Exhibition closes on the 6th September.

 As an elected member I am exhibiting five paintings this year all which have been saved over the past year especially for this event. If you would like an invitation to the Preview on the Friday 28th July at 1.30 pm – 5pm  please email me. 


Lake Artists Summer Exhibition to be held at THE HALL, GRASMERE LA22 9TA


 29th July until 6th September

10.30 to 4.40pm

For all enquiries during the exhibition please phone The Hall, Grasmere 01539 435628

Sky over Rannerdale Knotts. Acrylic, oil and mixed media on linen 90cm x 90cm.

The Finest View. Acrylic oil and mixed media. 56cm x 57cm ( framed 79cm x 80cm). Sold.

A Walk Around Buttermere. Acrylic, oil and mixed media. 53cm x 52cm (framed 77cm x 74cm).

Early Morning Winter Walk, Elterwater. Acrylic, oil and mixed media. 39cm x 77cm ( framed 62cm x 99cm). Sold.

Mist Over The Langdales. Acrylic, oil and mixed media. 39cm x 77cm ( framed 62cm x 99cm).

The Silverdale and Arnside Art & Craft Trail

All welcome.

My Studio Gallery is Venue 24 in this years Art Trail at 27 Silverdale Road, Arnside, LA5 0AH. We open on Friday at 1pm – 8pm and Saturday and Sunday 10.30 – 5.30pm.

A large selection of original paintings , alongside a variety of reproduction prints and greeting cards. 

the sunset series


The Sunset Series

I am really excited to be able to share with you this very special body of work that I produced during lockdown. This long awaited exhibition will be held in early June in the Studio Gallery here in Arnside.

If you would like an invitation to the Private View on Friday 2nd June 6pm – 9pm, please email me as there will be limited places.

The Exhibition is on for two consecutive weekends and also by prior arrangement during the weekdays in between. Please email to request a viewing on the weekdays.


Exhibition open, all welcome

Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th June  and

 Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th June   10am – 5pm

This theme gradually emerged as a metaphor for both eternal values and the temporary nature of existence. 

These images aim to express the continuity of natural time but also to symbolise our transient presence.

During the long lockdown period our local ambience subtly changed and slowly became tranquil and calming.

Life’s trivial distractions eventually slipped away …

But there were still two reassuring daily events …

The sun rose and the sun set.

The estuary’s serene beauty was most deeply felt in the evenings when there was more time to contemplate and reflect.

Each dusk the seascape offered up, moment by moment, unique and fascinating experiences.

This slow peaceful communing at sundown, became a meditative and deeply restorative ritual which naturally evolved into actual paintings.

During this unusual time, I seemed to develop a heightened clarity and a more nuanced discernment of the visual elements needed to capture the beautiful sensations which I had experienced.

An exhibition of 24 small paintings produced during lockdown based on Arnside Estuary Sunsets observed from the same location. They focus in on some of the more abstract elements while retaining the subject.

As the body of work developed it seemed to be more than the individual paintings, it became one piece of work. I started to envisage this big block of work being displayed all together. This needs to be viewed in situ, as looking at the individual images on screen can’t adequately covey that impact. I hope seeing it in the flesh will provoke the emotional response that I deeply felt during the whole process of this study.

Alongside the 24 Sunsets there will also be other larger Estuary themed paintings as well as a new release special reproduction print featuring 20 of the sunset images.

I hope you enjoy the exhibition and that each piece of work will remind you of the peace always within us, a simpler life, a life that’s precious.


No.25   Oil and mixed media. 32cm x 21cm ( framed size 53.5cm x 42.5cm).


New Work …

The past weeks have seen me immersed and engrossed in this Blackbird series. Initially inspired by the amount of Blackbirds visiting the garden during the very cold weather the work developed over many stages and layers and I loved every minute of it. It was quite a long and tricky process and I’m very pleased with the results. 
There are 6 mixed media paintings that are combined with mono printing in the series, all similar but each very unique. The background shines and sparkles like diamonds in real life, which isn’t quite as apparent in the photograph!
The first one has been hung in the studio and you are most welcome to arrange a visit.

Blackbird. Oil, acrylic, mixed media and monoprint with glass. Framed size approx 41cm x 81cm, image size approx 18cm x 60cm.

Open Studio Weekend, 3rd & 4th December

All Welcome. 

No booking necessary.

The Studio Gallery will be open 10am – 5pm on Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th December. Complimentary mulled wined mince pies available.

Many new works and new prints available to view alongside a large selection of greeting cards and special offer packs of cards. New Christmas cards available too.

Enchanted. Acrylic, oil and mixed media on panel, 40cm x 40cm. 2022. Sold.

Quiet and Serene, On The Knott. Acrylic, oil and mixed media. 40cm x 40cm. 2022. Sold.



The Lake Artists Summer Exhibition

Back at Grasmere Hall, this annual prestigious show is open daily from 10.30 – 4.30 and runs from 30th July – 7th September.

As an elected member I have six paintings in the exhibition.

The Calm Of Elterwater. 52cm x 54cm. Acrylic, oil and mixed media. Sold.

Mist On The Kirkstone Pass. Acrylic, oil, soft pastel and mixed media. 53cm x 63cm. Sold.

A favourite walk, Glenridding. Acrylic, oil, soft pastel and mixed media. 53cm x 63cm. Sold.

A glimpse of Haweswater. Acrylic, oil and mixed media. 33cm x 63cm . Sold.

The Silverdale & Arnside Art Trail

Looking forward to opening my studio again for the Art Trail. I will be open on Friday 24th June from 1pm – 8 pm and Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th 10.30 am  – 5.30 pm.

All Welcome.

Bright Water. Acrylic, oil and mixed media on linen. 100cm x 100cm.