Category: Events

Brighton Open Houses

It’s that time of year again. The Brighton festival seems to come around so quickly! The Brighton Open Houses runs for the four weekends in May starting on Saturday (4th May). I’ll be showing a selection of prints and cards at The Gloobaah House which is part of the Dyke Road Trail. In addition to my work, there will be paintings, textiles, ceramics, photography and wire work by other local artists. Feel free to visit, browse the art and there will also be refreshments and cake to tempt you!

The Gloobaah House, 22a The Drove, Brighton, BN1 5AF.

To find out more and download a brochure (we’re on p26), please go to

Pastorale Antiques Exhibition

I will be taking part in a group Christmas show at Pastorale Studio and Antiques, 15 Malling Street, Lewes.

The show starts on Saturday 8th December and runs for two weekends. There will be photographs and paintings on show as well as limited edition prints and cards. Not forgetting the Buttercup Cafe in the courtyard for delicious tea and cake. Hope you can make it!

From the Artist Studio

During the Lewes Artwave, the St Annes gallery has an exhibition ‘From the Artist Studio’ which has a great selection of paintings, prints and drawings. Some of my screenprints and linocuts are also on display.

Please see the website for more information

Lewes Artwave

I’m taking part in the Lewes Artwave again this year. Enjoyed the first weekend. Lovely to meet so many visitors and demonstrate printing techniques. Feel free to visit the Pastorale Studios. There’s also tea and cake in the courtyard at the Buttercup Cafe.

London Olympics

It’s been an amazing couple of weeks. I knew the Olympics would be good but the whole nation’s expectations have been surpassed by the success of the brilliant team GB. I applied for tickets (as most of the nation) and managed to get volleyball and women’s football. Took my sketch book to Earls Court and did a few sketches of the USA team v Dominican Republic and Italy v S Korea volleyball semi finals. Great atmosphere! Many supporters, colourful flags and screens. Great to draw. US are going to be difficult to beat on Saturday.

Was hoping to get more tickets whilst in London but no joy so headed to Hyde Park to soak up the Olympic atmosphere. So glad we did. Beautiful day and parked in front of the large screens, watched sport and sketched the spectators.

Sat amongst dutch supporters to see the Netherlands v New Zealand women’s hockey semi. Great match and much jubilation when they won on penalties. Then dressage.

Not a sport I normally watch but completely glued to the screen and another gold for GB! 

In this heat it was time for an icecream (despite the queue).

Table tennis…

Will enjoy the final weekend and  look forward to the paralympics.

Brighton Festival

I’m taking part again this year in the Artist Open Houses in Brighton. I will be showing prints at the Gloobaah House, 22a The Drove, BN1 5AF. It’s part of the Dyke Road Trail so there are also lots of other houses nearby to visit, view art, drink tea and eat cake! The house will be open every weekend in May (5th -27th). Hope to see you there!

Also pleased to report that two of my prints are on show at the Open at the Dome exhibition which runs 5th- 29th May.

The Drawing Circus

The Drawing Circus run by Jake Spicer was recommended to me so I decided to go along. I do go to life drawing classes when I can but this was life drawing like no other. Forget about drawing a model slumped in a chair! The theme was Grimm’s Fairy Tales and the Sallis Benney theatre, Brighton had been transformed into a fantastical scene. Some of the models were dressed up in costumes and masks and took on different characters inspired by the different stories. There was also a band who played continuously. I was a little thrown initially as it was quite dark and there was so much to absorb. After an hour or so I really got into it. There were alot of people drawing. The guy in front of me even had an i pad. I threw paint around and thoroughly enjoyed it. Really loved the acrobat who was balancing on a rope. I came away with so many drawings and after 7 hours I was exhausted!