Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Art & Democracy at Gallery H in New York

I am over the moon to be one of the 40 artists picked to show their work in the exhibition ART & DEMOCRACY.

Twenty years have passed since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the protests and murders at Tiananmen Square.

‘Berlin Crosses’ is an etching of the Berlin Wall Memorial. I made this work in 2005, and it has always haunted me. Though I didn’t know it at the time, history has added layers of ironic significance. A little while later I discovered, to my dismay, that the memorial was to be torn down. The memorial had never been ‘official’ but had grown organically from people’s desire to memorialise history. I wanted the starkness of very black crosses and a white ethereal background. The near crosses are explicit but further back they merge into a black mass.

If you are in or around New York this autumn please stop by. The exhibit will run from October 8 through December 31, 2009.

Gallery H
Art & Democracy Exhibit
222 E. 34th Street
New York, NY 10016

Thank you to the Visual Artists Guild who organised this exhibition. Please check out the website and all their great work.

As ever, all my work is for sale so please e-mail me if you are interested.

Colourscape Music Festival

I was lucky to experience the 2009 Colourscape Music Festival this past weekend. This festival combines radiating colour passages and music. You are enveloped into another world as you walk through this labyrinth.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Thank you

I wanted to thank everyone for the kind comments about my work. I really appreciate it! The exhibition was a success and a catalogue is being published so I will let everyone know when this happens.

The summer has been busy but also restful, seeing lovely friends and going to the Proms. I love the lights at the RAH though they are really sound buffers to improve the acoustics. We were waiting for Ballet Méchanique by George Antheil to begin. I love the film and of course the music soundtrack.

I am going back in the printmaking studio soon so once I do, I will update everyone with images of new and wonderful creations! So in the meantime here are some photos from a couple of years ago that have that Autumnal feel....

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

My work at the National Portrait Gallery!

I am very happy to say that I am involved with another exhibition - this time at the National Portrait Gallery. It is a staff art show and what a pleasure to be involved with such talented people.

I am not sure about the hang as I had envisioned it to be horizontal not vertical but I am so pleased to have six images being exhibited together. I chose these images as it is new work from the Sandscape series and I like the balance of the six images together.

The exhibition is being held at the Studio Gallery at the NPG until July 21st 2009. Please come and have a peek!

Sunday, June 21, 2009


Just came back from Russia and what an amazing country. We started in Moscow then cruised along various rivers and lakes to St Petersburg. The 1100 miles took just over 8 days. I was overwhelmed by the hospitality and scenery.
Here are just a few photos from this magical land.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Morley Gallery

Two of my latest etchings will be on exhibit at Morley Gallery which is part of Morley College
It is a student show -
Made09 - Printmaking and Bookbinding
Morley College, May 9 - 20, 2009

Sunday, April 12, 2009


I have been working on a series from abstract textural studies of Nova Scotia beaches.

Secret Histories

These images are from a series called Secret Histories, which eventually became one of my artists books. I exhibited these books at the ICA Artists Book Fair in 2007.