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WORKSHOPS – York NHS Teaching Hospitals

In October I joined the team at York NHS Teaching Hospitals to run a series of workshops in the Stroke Unit at Scarborough Hospital. It’s the first time I’ve worked in this kind of environment and I’m enjoying immensely working with patients at the hospital to help in their recovery. I’ll continue to run workshops in the […]

WORKSHOPS – Land Art, Ryedale

I worked with MakeMore Arts in August to deliver 5 land art sessions for Ryedale Council. These were around the theme ‘Beathe’ and were commissioned by Ryedale Council to tie in with playgrounds in Ryedale going smoke free. We set up the installations in some beautiful sites working with enthusiastic children and parents.

OUT & ABOUT – Cormorant @ South Bay Beach, Scarborough

Love this photo I’ve just taken of a cormorant on the RNLI slipway at South Bay, Scarborough. The cormorant had been there for some time and I’d enjoyed watching it after it had got out of the water. I was treated to this amazing pose as it shook it’s wings. Beautiful 🙂

INSPIRATION – Emma Kunz @The Serpentine

A friend told me about this exhibition when I was in London and highly recommended that I visit, suggesting that it was completely up my street. Emma Kunz was a clairvoyant and spiritual healer who used a pendulum to channel and create large geographic drawings which she used to assist in her healing, referencing these […]

EVENT – Poppies in Peace @ Beck Isle Museum

I’ve spent the past two months working with MakeMore Arts on their Arts Council England funded poppies in peace project. we’ve run workshops with 500 children in schools throughout Rydale and the culmination is an exhibition of the work produced to be displayed in the Beck Isle Museum in Pickering. Today we installed the poppies […]

EVENT – DeMorgan Inspired Land Art @ Cannon Hall

What a great day! Barnsley Museums invited Land artist Mim Robson and myself to run a special one day project in the grounds of Cannon Hall. We worked with the public to create a piece inspired by the ceramics of William DeMorgan. The final ambitious work was created using natural objects foraged from the grounds along with […]

EXHIBITION – Northbound Pop Up

I was back again at Newcastle central train station recently for another ‘Northbound’ pop-up exhibition. This time I took 4 of my large A1 sized portraits – Mystery Man, Ring Leader, The Victim Player and Dreaming of Abacus. The work received great attention… I really love doing this annual pop up exhibition, such lovely organisers […]

WORKSHOPS – Masterclass, National Saturday Club

I was invited to run a Masterclass for the National Saturday Club Trust at Bradford College of Art. What a lovely day. Bradford College had requested that I show them the techniques I use for my Paintings and illustrations. So after my Artists talk we got stuck in. A great group who were enthusiastic and talented. […]

WORKSHOPS – Phrenology Head

Back out in schools today running phrenology heads workshops with MakeMore Arts for Ripon Museum. We were looking at some of the prisoner archive files of Victorian criminals heldby Ripon Museum….    

WORKSHOPS – Cannon Hall, Barnsley

A great couple of days running clay workshops for Barnsley Museums. Two beautiful days in two beautiful rooms at Cannon Hall, amazing building and grounds. The theme of the workshops was based around fairy houses and faeries inspired by fairyland, an area within the grounds of Cannon Hall.        

THE FAMILY – Candidate Posters

Voting day again and I have recently come across the posters from dads progressive candidacy days… I am fascinated by everything about these, from the print makers information to the feel of the paper, the quality of the print and the colour of the font. I can imagine them being churned off a huge machine.

EXHIBITION – Northbound Pop-up

Had some lovely feedback to my work at the NORTHBOUND pop-up exhibition at Newcastle Train Station on Friday. I love showing work in random and interesting venues and this was definitely one of those. Some lovely work by other artists connected to the North East was on display which made for an interesting exhibition…

EXHIBITION – Big Draw Illustrations

I’m very proud of this exhibition which has just gone up in Scarborough Art Gallery. On until 14th May this is a selected exhibition of work produced by the children in the Big Draw workshops that I ran at the end of last year. If you are in the area pop in and see some of […]

ARTS AWARD – Clay Bust Workshop

A lovely couple of days running a clay bust workshop as part of the Battersea Arts Centre, Scratch Fund. This was in conjunction with Scarborough Museums Trust and Arts Award. The clay bust workshop was hugely popular and there were some amazing little characters created over the two days. I’ll be running another clay bust […]

OUT & ABOUT – Angelic Reiki

Very enjoyable weekend in which I received this! Nicely timed as I am a year into my spiritual healing course (half way through) and was looking for another big push forward. Very much want to explore magnetic healing next (not to be mistaken for healing with magnets) but can’t find any courses in the uk… […]

INSPIRATION – Georginia Houghton, Spirit Drawings

I’ve just been doing some research of exhibitions by Psychic Artists and have come across this exhibition put on by the Courtauld Gallery last year, 16 June – 11 September 2016. I wish I’d seen it at advertised at the time as I find these paintings absolutely phenomenal, fascinating that she also predates the abstract artists by […]

WORKSHOPS – The Big Draw

I’ve spent the past month delivering The Big Draw sessions in local schools in Scarborough in conjunction with Scarborough Museums Trust. I’ve been too busy to take any photos but these lovely images have been posted on Seamer and Irton Primary Schools website. What a lovely school of children! I’ve also enjoyed running sessions in […]

NEWS – Arts Award Discover & Explore

Spent the afternoon in York on a training day for the Arts Award – Discover and Explore level. Interesting day… need to book onto the bronze and silver levels next 🙂 The Home School Educators that I teach with Scarborough Museums Trust are very keen to start on these awards.

STUDIO – Webb-Ellis

Enjoyable to have the lovely Webb-Ellis in my studio recently testing out ideas for their forthcoming workshops. They are working on a couple of pilgrimages and a film in conjunction with Susan Hillier and the Nunnery Gallery and Crescent Arts.