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KINGCOMBE through the year – Exhibition of new work

See my new work (paintings and monoprints) back at the brilliant Kingcombe Centre, in the Main Barn. Artwork has been made specifically for this joint exhibition with friend and textile artist Elizabeth Sayers, inspired by our walks in  Kingcombe’s woods & fields and along the ancient lanes…

Open Monday October 1st to Tuesday Oct 30th, 10 am – 4 pm daily.

Tea Room open too!

The Kingcombe Centre is in the heart of Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Kingcombe Meadows Nature Reserve in West Dorset. I have been exploring this amazing landscape further, working on new paintings and monoprints back in my studio. Some work has been done in situ, in the lanes and woodland. It has been an uplifting experience, really inspiring and I hope you will enjoy the work…

The Kingcombe Centre, Lower Kingcombe, Toller Porcorum, Dorchester DT2 0EQ

01300 320684

We welcome visitors for an informal ‘meet the artists’ between 11 am and 1 pm on Sat 6th, Sat 13th, Sat 20th & Tues 23rd (half term).  And here are a few images for you…

Below L: Bluebells in Progress, Mount Pleasant Lane Acrylic on Canvas 16″ x 16″ 

R: Mary’s Well Lane (December) Acrylic on Paper 10″ x 10″ – painted outdoors..







And…below: L: By South Hill Monoprint 10″ x 10″, C: River Hooke Music Acrylic 14″ x 14″ R: Where the Kingfisher Was Monoprint 10″ x 10″ 

Kingcombe : A Natural Celebration – Exhibition on Now !

Presenting a selected exhibition by Southern Comtemporaries – a group of professional Dorset artists – original work in oil, acrylic, mixed media, printmaking, sculpture…you can also enjoy the amazing wildflower meadows here, with way-marked walks and a lovely tea room!

1st – 30th July

The Kingcombe Centre

Lower Kingcombe

Dorchester DT2 0EQ

Open 10 am – 4 pm daily

Call 01300 320684 for more details…


Dorset Art Weeks – Sat 26 May to Sun 10 June 2018

Time for Dorset Art Weeks 2018 – welcome !

Click here or the DAW logo for my full venue details


Venue 247 – Lively Atmospheric Paintings and Original Monoprints.

From woodland streams to coastal scenes, my work is informed by light, shape & colour. Original Artwork, coastal canvases and cards available in a great setting by the river Asker. Some of my recent artwork describes the movement of the white Egret who can be seen fishing by the Weir most days at the moment!  Open: 26 May – 10 June 10am to 3.30pm (closed 4, 5, 6 June)

38 South Mill Lane, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3PN

Morning Egret – river Asker (acrylic on canvas 8″ x 8″)


White Egret I – river Asker (acrylic on canvas 8″ x 8″)







< Bullfinch Briefly (Monoprint) 10″ x 10″

I am also taking part with Dorset Wildlife Trust:

Venue 311 – Find out more here

‘Inspired by Nature’ (9 Artists)

The Kingcombe Centre

Lower Kingcombe, Dorchester DT2 0EQ

Exhibiting at DWT’s Kingcombe with SWLA – 28 March to 5 April

Connect: Create: Celebrate – Painting, Printmaking & Sculpture

I’m taking part in this show with eight other Society of Wildlife Artists members

28th March – 5th April

The Kingcombe Centre

Lower Kingcombe


Dorset DT2 0EQ

Last May we enjoyed a 4 day residency exploring and drawing (literally!) inspiration from Kingcombe Meadows Nature Reserve – one of Dorset Wildlife Trust’s most important reserves. This show reflects the work created both on site and back in our studios..I’m lucky to live quite close so was able to re-visit during autumn and winter to enjoy the season and colour changes…worth a visit if you are in the area!

Here are a couple of my pieces – acrylic on canvas:

L -Twirling Twigs of Winter – 8″ x 8″

R -The Tangled Busy-ness of early Summer – 14″ x 14″

..and below L – Dipper Dart along the Hooke – 14″ x 14″ and R – A Colourful River Journey – 12″ x 12″


All is good, cold and coasty!

coast ad – april 18

Coast Magazine – April 18 edition out now!

While we defrost here, just to let you know the latest edition of Coast magazine is available now and I have an advert in the gallery pages…

‘Seadancing Sandbanks’ – acrylic – is helping advertise my online shop.



The Natural Eye 2017 – 54th Annual Exhibition

The Annual Exhibition of the Society of Wildlife Artists takes place from 19th – 29th October

The Natural Eye
Mall Galleries
London SW1

Connect : Create : Celebrate

As a full member I will be exhibiting 8 pieces. Also this year, I will have fieldwork, sketches and small canvases completed as part of a collaborative project between SWLA and Dorset Wildlife Trust. Nine of us selected SWLA members spent 4 days at the stunning Kingcombe Meadows Reserve in West Dorset to sketch, photograph and record aspects of the traditional landscapes. All our work so far will be on display in the ‘Out of the Frame’ room in the Mall Galleries. Well worth a visit if you are in the area, lovely gallery cafe too!

Here are a couple of field sketches done over the late May holiday at Kingcombe: