I live and work at Rowland, near Bakewell in the Peak District National Park, England.
Although mosaics are an ancient art form I like to experiment with more contemporary styles and materials. I very much like to vary my work and so welcome commissions which may take me in directions I would not have naturally chosen.
My inspiration comes both from my surroundings – particularly the animals in my rural neighbourhood, and from the materials I use – stained glass with its vibrancy & stunning colours, ceramics with their variety of tones & textures, and slate & rusted metal to bring even more subtle textures. I have recently been experimenting with more found objects, and with more landscape inspired mosaics.
I am a member of the British Association for Modern Mosaics (BAMM) , and also
was accepted as a member of the Peak District Artisans (PDA) - an association of professional artists, designer-makers & contemporary artisans based in and around the beautiful Derbyshire Peak District.
I have shown work in the British Association for Modern Mosaics (BAMM) exhibitions:-
2011 - "Gothic" - Mosaic Miniatures at Lichfield Cathedral, Staffordshire
2009 - "Liquorice & Allsorts" - Mosaic Miniatures at Pontefract Museum, Yorkshire.
2007 - “Facades” - 'Northern Lights' Group (members of BAMM) at Wakefield Art Galley, West Yorkshire.
2006 - “Symbols of Faith” - Mosaic Miniatures in York Minster.
2015 - "PDA at Chatsworth" - Carriage Room, Chatsworth House, Derbyshire
2014 - Solo Exhibition - Burton Library, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire
2014 - PDA - Autumn Extravaganza - Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale, Derbyshire
2014 - Solo Exhibition - "Taken from the Landscape", Buxton Museum & Art Gallery, Buxton, Derbyshire
2014 - PDA - Great Dome Art Fair - The Dome, Buxton, Derbyshire
2014 - PDA - Art in the Round, - The Roundhouse, Derby.
2013 - PDA - Great Peak District Fair, Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, Derbyshire
2013 - PDA - Great Dome Art Fair - The Dome, Buxton Derbyshire
2013 - "PDA at Chatsworth" - Carriage Room, Chatsworth House, Derbyshire
2012 - PDA - Great Dome Art Fair - The Dome, Buxton Derbyshire
2012 - Solo exhibition - "Meandering Through the Seasons" - Created Gallery, Chesterfield
2012 - PDA Spring Showcase - Haddon Hall, Nr. Bakewell, Derbyshire
2010 - Solo Exhibition - Wirksworth Heritage Centre, Nr. Matlock, Derbyshire
2007 - "Allotments" - Multi media at Harrington Mill Studios, Long Eaton, Nottingham
I have had work selected for:-
2008 - Derbyshire Open Art Competition, Buxton Art Gallery, Buxton, Derbyshire
2006 - Art in the Gardens Exhibition, Botanical Gardens, Sheffield.
2005, 2006 & 2011- Great Sheffield Art Show
2006 to 2014 - I have participated in Derbyshire Open Arts - Open Studios events.
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