Category 'Events'


Drawn to the valley Open Studios 2023

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Absolutely thrilled with my new space and displays for open studios. A great nine days of art and it was wonderful to welcome Longstanding friends and new faces. Thanks everyone.


Delamore Arts supporting Overcoming MS and people living with MS.

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  20 years of Delamore Arts! I am an ambassador for Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis, the worlds leading multiple sclerosis healthy lifestyle charity. I am thrilled that in it’s 20th Year Delamore Arts has chosen our OMS charity to support. The Delamore Gardens have inspired and restored me time and time again. Throughout May, whilst the […]


Drawn to London

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What an amazing time we had in London! Drawn to the Valley’s inaugural show in London with The Royal Opera Arcade Gallery. After 12months of planning, the show was opened by Shaun Dooley, renowned actor and the private view was packed. I stayed all week enabling me to go to exhibitions and soak up the […]


Friday 13th October 2017

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Should we shudder at Friday 13th?  Well 2017’s will never be forgotten. Curator-in-chief Melanie was escorting the ‘Lorenzo il Magnifico’ Lifetime Achievement Award (for having entwined creativity and sustainability as principles inspiring their work) Winner El Anatsui around the exhibition. There were 460 artists exhibiting and she brought him over to me! I have loved […]


Again I’m told to be brave…

I navigated all the hurdles and worries and started to look forward to the event. As more information was released I knew it was going to be a real opportunity of a lifetime. Quite apart from coming back with a nasty cold, it really has taken me a while to come back down to earth. […]


Sampling and experimental starts

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The Conceptual Story

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It’s so hard to determine, was it a flash of an idea based on a children’s story?  The story of “The Emperor’s New Clothes” (Danish: Kejserens nye Klæder) is a short tale written by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, about two weavers who promise an emperor a new suit of clothes that they say is invisible to those who […]


Contemporary Textiles Fair March 2017

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Perhaps the most exciting event I have taken part in since The Oxford International Art Fair. Landmark Arts, Teddington, London is such a beautiful piece of architecture in itself and my work looked stunning sat at the alter. The church was filled with the most beautiful mix of colour texture and design. The visitors were […]



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My prize for winning at Oxford International Art Fair is to exhibit in Tokyo. Sadly I am unable to attend in person and so there is a digital display. The city of Tokyo will be playing host to hundreds of talented artists from all around the world when it stages the second Tokyo International Art Fair byGlobal Art Agency (The […]


Collaborative work

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Working with others inspires and enlightens. Sometimes it’s learning new skills, seeing a process through fresh eyes, bouncing ideas off one another or just enjoying having some company! It was also a compliment to be asked by Bruce to design a new show for him at Mount Edgcumbe, Cornwall where he exhibited with Miss Ivy’s […]


Blogging… Taking a line for a walk

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So why do I find it so hard to write my blogs… when I love words? I have lovely images and stories to share. Facebook is easy, do pop across and see my FB page I think its because at the moment I feel like I’m talking to myself. It’s important to reflect but […]


Website, blogging and preparation

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A little taste of what is to come. My face book page tells the story and I am spending a lot of time rebuilding this site and adding art work for sale. It takes as much time marketing as creating and I really wish I could clone myself to get all the jobs done […]


How Time flies!

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  Goodness such a lot to do! This is so out of date having curated another exhibition at my favourite place The Garden House, completed open studios, curated Drawn to the Valley’s Past Present and Future at Mount Edgcumbe Country Park, The Big Draw and now preparing for Parallax Art Fair, London! I have been […]


Open Studios Cornwall-Preparation

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When you arrive at a show do you think about all that has gone by to arrive at that place? The hours of drawing, creating and experimenting. I’m afraid I don’t! I just enjoy that moment. I have then and there with each piece of work as I view it. I think about the colour, […]


Insideout- My trip in Ghost with Adam Chodzko

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My trip underground with Adam Chodzko in Ghost In the dark confined space I took comfort from the deep resonating sounds of the voice. It was an intimate space, deeply secretive and gave light to ones innermost fears and thoughts. “This is where my father died”. It was a statement. Not one that invited comment or […]


Harvesting Time

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  I hope this will continue and be an ongoing project. This years work, I say optimistically is showing now until 31st October. During Open Studios the public had the chance to see work in progress and talk to the participating artists. I was talking to a friend about the project and had to laugh […]


June News

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    The July Arts Market at Bank Square is almost upon us. I have a new fabric collection on the go. My silk scarfs and printed lengths are nearly done. A bit of a life time achievement really. When I chose my woven textiles at degree level, I knew, that one day any image […]