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earlier work




1983 MFA, Southern Illinois University, USA

thesis: Beyond the Frame

1981 MA Fine Art, Eastern Illinois University, USA

thesis: Eva Hesse: Art, life and absurdity

1976-77 part-time postgraduate Printmaking course, Camberwell School of Art & Crafts, London

1976 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Portsmouth Polytechnic (Painting and Printmaking)

thesis: Vision and Sightless Perception

1971-73 Foundation Course, Somerset College of Art


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

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

1981-82 Teaching Assistant, Southern Illinois University. USA

1980-81 Teaching Assistant, Eastern Illinois University, USA

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

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

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


2015- Founding member of Preston Street Union (PSU): an Exeter based affiliation of artists

exploring collaborative processes (initiated by Trevor Pitt)

2013-15 President of Exeter Synagogue

2000-19 Member of Art Haven, (artist-led initiative curating and participating in exhibitions; running

gallery on Exeter Quay; managing arts in offices scheme for HW accountants, Exeter)

1989-99 Women’s Eye Exeter based group of exhibiting artists

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


Eastern Illinois University, USA, Southern Illinois University, USA, Exeter University, UK

Private collections in the UK, USA, Holland and Israel


2017 Colouring Walls: A Visual Exploration of Difference and Integration (chapbook) paperback

2016 Murmurations: A Visual Exploration of Individuality and Community (chapbook) paperback

Performance/ Projects


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

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

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

1998-03 DAISI project: (Devon Artists in Schools Initiative)

1993-94 Artward Bound project: Colyton School, Devon, and RAMM, Exeter, Devon


One-person Shows

2018 Art Week Exeter at venue E (Wilkinson Grant) Exeter, Devon

Art Week Exeter, at venue D (Inspired Dental Care) Exeter, Devon (two-person show)

2017 Café@36, Art Week Exeter

Sept for September, Boatyard Café and Bakery, Exeter

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

2015 Pop-Up Gallery, Exeter, Devon

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

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

2005 Summer Collection, Phoenix Art Centre, Exeter, Devon

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

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

1999 Exeter Visual Arts Weekend, Exeter, Devon

1997 Exeter Visual Arts Weekend, Exeter, Devon

Teignmouth Festival Exhibition, Teignmouth, Devon

1996 Honiton Festival Exhibition, Honiton, Devon

1995 Seeds of Celebration, International Cultural Center for Youth, Jerusalem, Israel

Occupied Territory, Exeter & Devon Arts Centre, Exeter, Devon

1994 Painted Constructions, University Library, Exeter, Devon

1993 Coombe St Galleries, Exeter, Devon

Artward Bound, Colyton Grammar School, Axminster, Devon

1992 Honiton Festival Exhibition, Honiton Library, Devon

Colours, Constructions, Connections, Bridgwater Arts Centre, Somerset

1990 In 3 Dimensions, Exeter Festival Exhibition, Exeter & Devon Arts Centre, Exeter, Devon

Brewhouse Arts Centre, Taunton, Somerset

1989 The Plough, Torrington, Devon

1987 Kirtle, Exeter, Devon

Herbies, Exeter, Devon

1986 Cross Community Centre, Pontardawe, Swansea

Basement Gallery, University of Exeter, Devon

1985 Rolle College Gallery, Exmouth, Devon

1984 Exeter & Devon Arts Centre, Exeter, Devon

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

Nornberg Gallery of Contemporary Art, St Louis, Missouri

1982 Renner Gallery, Blackburn, Illinois

Selected Group Shows

2022 RE:WILD, Maketank, Exeter, Devon

2021 Bath Open Art Prize, 44AD artspace, Bath

Wells Art Contemporary, installation, Wells Cathedral

Open Fragment, Pragmata Collective, https://pragmatacollective.co.uk/

Urban Bonsai, Collect Connect, part of the Urban Tree Festival, London

Restriction, Correspondence Collective, Clayhill Arts, Bridgwater, Somerset

2020 Brave New World, The Glorious Art House, Exeter, Devon

Lockdown, Fronteer Gallery, Sheffield (online only)

Humanising Medicine, Being Human Festival, Queen Mary University, London

Together Apart, That Art Gallery, Bristol

Open Minded, Albe Art Gallery, https://www.albeartgallery.com/openminded

The Art of Caring, Collect Connect

Sentinel Trees, Collect Connect, part of the Urban Tree Festival, London

Anyone may come and go Collaborative project with Preston Street Union, RAMM, Exeter

commissioned by RAMM, funded by ACE

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 artspace, Bath

The Care Trail, Crediton Library, Devon

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

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

Small Worlds, Aabenraa, Denmark

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

AWEsome Art Space

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, Plymouth

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

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

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

Refuge, FAB 2, Bath

The Observatory, The Forum, University of Exeter

Bandwidth, Art Haven, PS45, Exeter

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

Hand Held View, Barnoon Workshop, St Ives, Cornwall

2016 The Art of Caring, St Pancras Hospital, London and Rose Theatre, Kingston upon Thames,

Surrey (also 2015)

The Open Square, Royal United Hospital, Bath

A Letter In Mind, Gallery@Oxo, London

US CHAPS, Art Vending Machine (also 2017) and Bookmarks, with Preston Street Union

for Art Week Exeter

2015 Roper Gallery, BAS, Bath

Definitely Devon, RAMM Exeter, Devon

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

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

Hidden Treasure Tearoom, Exeter (also 2013)

Art@96, Topsham, Devon (also 2013)

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

Gloss Gallery, Exeter

Cardboard City, London

The Button Project, Barnaby Festival

Patternotion (book)

2012 Flameworks, Plymouth, Devon

Sidcot Arts Centre, Winscombe, Somerset (also 2009)

Northcott Theatre, Exeter, Devon

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

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

MOAP, New Hampshire, USA

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

Forest Tunes, CCANW, Haldon Forest Park, Devon

Lutyens gallery, Hestercombe, Somerset

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

Art Haven, Gallery 86, Crediton, Devon

2007 The Big Works, Gallery Terracina, Exeter, Devon

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

2005 Reasons to Love the Earth, Leeuwenbergh, Utrecht

Small Originals, Ashburton, Devon; Art Bar Live, Exeter, Devon

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

On The Wall, Olympia, London

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

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

2001 Drawing Show, Phoenix Art Centre, Exeter, Devon

JAA, Candid Gallery, London

2000 The Interface Between Art, Science & Technology in the New Millennium, New Greenham Arts

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

1999 From Public to Private, Exeter, Devon

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

Inspirations 1, RAMM, Exeter, Inspirations 2, Ariel Centre, Totnes, Devon

Artists on Screen, Picture House, Exeter, Devon

Traces of Five Millennia, The Hanover Galleries, Liverpool

Taunton Open Drawing Exhibition, Taunton, Somerset

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

Wood in Art, Colyton, Devon

1997 Brighton Festival Exhibition, Brighton, Sussex

Turner Gallery, Exeter, Devon

1996 Postbox 1996, Brewhouse Arts Centre, Taunton, Somerset

Rebound, Wirksworth Festival, Derbyshire

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

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

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

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

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, Exeter Arts Centre (also 1992) and Tiverton, Devon

PFS Winter Still Life and Landscape Exhibition, City of London

1992 Colour Dominant, Black Swan Guild, Frome, Somerset

1991 Betjeman Country, Wadebridge, Cornwall (prizewinner)

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

Work in Progress, Proteus Artists Network, Gwndwn Workshops, Bridell, Dyfed

New Art in Exeter, Harlequin Centre, Exeter, Devon

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

International Open Exhibition of Miniature Prints, Intaglio Printmaker, London

1989 Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, Avon

Women’s Eye, Saltram House, Plymouth

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

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

Oriel Gallery, Cardiff

1987 2nd Northlands Art Show, Cheltenham & Gloucester

1986 Falmouth Art Gallery, Falmouth, Cornwall

1985 Iron Bridge Art Centre, Exeter, Devon

1983 U.C. Gallery, Edwardsville, Illinois (also 1982, awarded Graduate Fellowship)

1982 Mid States Exhibition, Museum of Arts and Science, Evansvillle, Indiana

Wabash Valley Exhibition, Sheldon Swope Art Gallery, Terre Haute, Indiana

Clay/Fiber Invitational, Peoria Art Guild, Illinois

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

Graduate Show, Paul Sargent Gallery, Charleston, Illinois. Paul Turner Sargent Scholarship




EOS 2013

THE CENTRE CANNOT HOLD (creation of an artwork)



pop up gallery 2015



2017 exhibitions


2018 exhibitions





 2019 exhibitions