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I am so fortunate to have my studio  in the garden of my home in Ledbury. The importance of space to work cannot be over emphasised for any artist – a place to think and develop ideas as well as making finished pieces. Although Life and Community feeds our art, we usually need a place that is ours alone as a retreat, as well as a workshop.  After spending time in the studio making work, we may see the world and situations differently…….a shift of focus that comes from expressing what we feel.

For many years, my paintings, collages and prints were visual memories, relating to the shifting moods and atmosphere experienced when visiting ancient buildings and sacred places in the landscape that are somehow set apart.    The paintings were made from memory, reflecting the season in which they were painted.

More recently my work has focused sharply on ideas around memory –  how memories are stored, linked, modified and organised.

Book Arts Exhibition at The Master’s House, Ledbury

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My contribution to the 2017 h’Art exhibition of work from Ledbury BookArts group is a collection of tiny drawings made in a subjective manner relating to people I have met over past years  presented in a grid in a concertina format. The venue is ‘The Panelled Room’ in a remarkable, recently restored medieval building in the centre of Ledbury. The exhibition runs during h’Art week 2017 until Sunday September 17th.2017

h’Art 2015

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Many thanks to all many visitors to my studio during h’Art week. I met so many interesting people including lots of fellow artists. This painting made in my garden earlier in the summer was propped up in the walkway through along with the large crow painting from last years event.

New edition of May Hill Book

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The previous May Hill Book is out of print….well I have one copy here if anyone places an order soon.

A new edition is now available, with several extra pages and in the same smaller format as the Edward Thomas book and the Kilpeck book, which means the price will be £19.95 rather than the previous price of £29.95 The books are available from bookshops, galleries and my website. Please order using Paypal from the May Hill Book page, or email to arrange payment by cheque.

The paintings and drawings of the Hill and surrounding countryside are complimented by memories from May Hill people.

Altered Book Round Robin

In connection with the ‘Conversations’ exhibition and series of events at Blue Ginger Gallery in Cradley, near Great Malvern, I am one of eight artists working in a discarded book before sending on to the next artist in the group. There are now eight books travelling round spending one month with each artist before returning to the original owner in August. My book contains letters written by Elizabeth Barrett Browning to Miss Mitford and I have tried to relate to the text and to ideas around …conversations
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