A Breath Of Fresh Air - Derby City Hospital (now in permanent collection)
I was one of eight artists chosen to show work as part of the first ever round of exhibitions at the newly refurbished Derby City Hospital. The collection includes two large canvases and ten 16x12 inch framed prints. You can see the submitted images here.
The fresh mountain air of Southern Switzerland has long been associated with wellness and healing. I find the landscape, with its shifting patterns of snow, ice and cloud over enduring rock, just as therapeutic.
Coventry Artspace Open Studio, March 2007
I showed a selection of work at Artspace's second open studio since renovation work to the building.
I showed five A3 canvases in a joint exhibition with Heather Duncan.
The horizon is important to us visually and psychologically: it's where predators and enemies were first sighted, how we orient ourselves in wide open spaces, where the limits of our vision of the earth are reached, the sudden transition between the land and sky; it's where the sun rises, where our future comes from, whether a sunny day or a coming storm; it's the first place I look in a landscape for a potential photograph, and often the place where the most interesting things are happening.
My four images present a variety of horizons in different settings and at different times: the sudden moment of sunrise, the build up and movement of cloud at midday, the stillness of the evening. I'm always looking for new ones.
Soul Restaurant - Green Lane, Derby
I showed a selection of work downstairs in this excellent place to eat - website here.
Coventry Artspace Open Studio, December 2007
I showed a selection of work at Artspace's open studio to mark their re-lauch after renovation work to the building.
Banks Mill Open Studios - November 2007
Just short of a thousand visitors attended workshops, talked to exhibitors and viewed and bought work at Banks Mill's most successful open studios yet.
I showed a variety of work in studio 2.1.