31 May 2011


At Easter I went to Glasgow to visit my brother and family.  During the trip we visited 2 very different gardens.  There was plenty of inspiration for me there.

The first garden was Linn Garden which is a gorgeous overgrown woodland garden.  Here are a few of the photos I took of the plants I found most inspirational.

The second garden was Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, which is a very different kind of garden, so well cared for and full of amazing plants.  If I lived near by I would be in there all the time.

24 May 2011

Afternoon Tea at the Venice Biennale

I was lucky enough to be Selected to be part of the Exhibition Afternoon Tea, which is part of the Venice Biennale.  The exhibition was organised by the WW Gallery, which is  curated by Debra Wilson and Chiara Williams.

If you are going to be in Venice do pop along, its open from 30 May - 12 June, 3-6pm daily by appointment only.

The Quaffers Pavilion
Campo San Polo
S. Polo 1960, 30125 Venice, Italy
Vaporetto: S. Silvestro

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There is nothing more exhilarating than the buzz and atmosphere of the opening week of the Venice Biennale. As the longest-running, most prestigious international art biennial in the world, the Venice Biennale of Art is the biggest event in the art calendar.

WW Gallery is excited to present its collateral exhibition ‘Afternoon Tea’ from 30 May – 12 June at The Quaffers Pavilion as part of the ‘UK at the Venice Biennale’ programme.
The Quaffers Pavilion will act as an outpost of The British Pavilion, originally designed in 1887 as a tearoom. ‘Afternoon Tea’ is an antidote to the vastness of the Biennale proper, a chance to put your feet up and have art served to you. As Venetians rouse from their siestas, and while restaurants and cafes are closed until the evening shift, WW Gallery invites visitors to unwind and partake in the great British tradition of afternoon tea. From 3 – 6pm daily, free tea and cake will be served along with a selection of contemporary works on paper.

The phrase ‘works on paper’, like ‘afternoon tea’, evokes a curious, slightly old school nostalgia. But even in this new media age, working on paper is relevant and still underpins the practice of most contemporary artists. The immediacy of marks on paper lends itself to the honest and direct outpouring of dreams, memories, fantasies and humour, offering an intimate exchange between artist and viewer. The works in this exhibition are free from a common theme and instead simply reflect the current spectrum
of small-scale works on paper, where image and text are expressed in their most vivid and vital form.

23 May 2011

I found this...

in a London street atlas.  Its so beautiful, though I can't work out where its meant to be though I'm not sure that matters.

20 May 2011

A recent map

I saw this map on etsy and couldn't resist. Its of some glaciers in the Alps (I had to look that up). I love the contours and the colours.  I can't wait to turn it into a some birds.

8 May 2011

Sneak a Peak - Corinthia Hotel

I finally got to visit the Corinthia Hotel this weekend to see my work installed there.  I was very excited and nervous to finally see it.  I took the BF along for moral support. I needn't have been nervous though it looked great. 

It was quite hard to photograph as the space is very light, but you can get an idea of the scale.  The people at the hotel were so lovely and we even got a mini tour the hotel.  It is a truly amazing place, really 5 star in every way, the rooms we saw were beautiful and seriously luxurious.  We had drinks in the bar afterwards which were delicious.

6 May 2011

Vogel Schau (Bird Show)

Here's another exhibition I am exhibiting in. Vogel Schau at the Craft2eu gallery in Hamburg.  It opened last week and will be running until June.

1 May 2011

Ist Anniversary Exhibition - Unit 12

I am exhibiting my work in this great exhibition organised by Jennifer Collier.  It is the first anniversary of the space (Unit Twelve that she runs in Staffordshire).  She has collected together an amazing selection of paper artists of all kinds to celebrate. 

The exhibition showcases one piece from 25 of the countries most exciting artists and makers working with paper, from very established and well loved artists, to enticing up and coming talents.

Work from Susan Cutts, Helen Musselwhite, Hannah Lobley (Paperworks), Saloukee, Priscilla Jones, Ruth Allen, Katherine Richmond, Sarah Morpeth, Ruth Singer, Claire Hillerby, Betty Pepper, Jennifer Collier, Iain Perry, Rachel Eardley, Shellie Holden, Anya Keeley, Magie Hollingworth, Julie Arkell, Becky Adams, Helen Roberts, Rebbecca J Coles, Jane Ponsford, Claire Brewster, Jo Pond and Phiona Richards.

The Private View of the ‘First Anniversary: Paper’ exhibition is on Saturday 7th May, 4.30-6.30pm. The exhibition continues until 30th July.

Unit Twelve

I am exhibiting this piece of work.

Lets Attack!