I have always painted. After a career in Theatre Design, followed by teaching textiles and embroidery in colleges in Yorkshire, I took up painting full time. I exhibit widely in Britain and in Ireland and in 2012 was awarded “South Yorkshire Artist of the Year”. My work is in private collections in this country and abroad.


1999 – 2001       Leeds University Bretton Hall                       MA Fine Art

1996 – 1999       Leeds University Bretton Hall                       BA Fine Art

1970 – 1971        City of Leeds and Carnegie College           Cert Ed

1966 – 1969       Central School of Art, London                     Diploma in Theatre Design                        

Solo Exhibitions

 2014              Wakefield Cathedral

 2012              The Glass Museum, Sheffield University

 2011              Cooper Gallery, Barnsley

 2011              Jordans, Castleford

 2009             Interval Gallery, Opera House, Wakefield

 2008             Derby Cathedral Centre, Derby

 2006              The Art House, Brigham, Cockermouth

 2006              Culture, Pontefract

 2005              NEO Gallery, Cockermouth

 2005              Sleepers Wine Bar, Huddersfield

 2004 & 08    St. Hilda’s College Oxford

 2004              Blakehead Gallery, York                                          

 2003              An Gaileari Gallery, Donegal, Ireland                             

 2003              Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan

 2001& 04     Yorkshire Arts Circus Gallery, Castleford

 2000             Doncaster College                                  

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017               Between the Pages, Leeds Library

2016-17         Art Wave, Morecombelake Dorset

2016               Water Street Galllery, Todmorden

2016               Inspire Gallery, Danby North Yorkshire

2015-16         Art in the Pen, Skipton

2014-16         Dean Clough, Halifax

2014               Epiphany Gallery, Wakefield

2014               Snap Arts, Wakefield

2013               Harrogate Art Show

2013               Gallery Beyond, Nunnington, North Yorkshire

2013               Torr Vale Mill, New Mills, Derbyshire

2013               Refections, Dean Clough, Halifax

2012-14         Pyatt and Hesbrook, Ashbourne

2011-12         South Yorkshire Open, Barnsley

2011               Great North Art Show, Ripon Cathedral

2011               The Bowery, Leeds

2010-16         Booth House Gallery, Holmfirth

2009              Leeds Artists Show, Leeds City Art Gallery

2009-16         Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk

2009-16         Art Market, Holmfirth

2008-14         North light Gallery, Huddersfield

2007               Newby Hall, Ripon

2005               Arts Creative, Chesterfield

2005               Lupton Square Gallery, Honley

2004-16         Wirksworth Arts Festival

2004-06         Ripple Art Fair, Huddersfield

2003               Walker Gallery, Harrogate                            

2002 & 04     Leeds Art Fair                                                

2002               Mrua Gallery, Co. Clare, Ireland                      

2002              Arts Factory, Keighley                             

2001               Original Arts, Harrogate                                                                         

1994-96         Doncaster Art Gallery

1978               Harrogate Art Gallery                                                                                


2007               Public Arts Sculpture, Cutlery Works, Lambert Street, Sheffield

2001               Stained Glass Windows, Our Lady of Graces Church, Kinsley


 2012               South Yorkshire Artist of the Year

2013                Residency, Cill Rialaig, Co. Kerry, Ireland


2018             York Art Workers Association At 25 Years

2015              Insight                   Leeds Fine Artists

2012             Expressions            Leeds Fine Artists

2010            Inspirations             Leeds Fine Artists