Against Confinement

To a bed; a room. Women have historically been confined during labour and birth. But we urge to roam, pace about, before settling somewhere familiar, nest-like. There is pain involved, so hospitalisation and medication intervene, and the secure pleasures of home are sidelined. Red = ‘Pain/Pleasure Variables 1, 2, 3 and 4’, Oil on velvet/furnishingContinue reading “Against Confinement”

Jackson’s Painting Prize 2022

I am thrilled to announce that I have been shortlisted for the Jackson’s Painting Prize 2022! The 8th annual painting competition, supported by Jackson’s Art Supplies, encourages artists of all ages and abilities to submit their work for the chance to win £11,000 in prizes. ‘Figure With A Sparkler’ was shortlisted out of 8949 entriesContinue reading “Jackson’s Painting Prize 2022”

Group show at Leicester Contemporary

I am excited to announce that my painting ‘Relic’ will feature in ‘No Reserve‘, an exhibition of intersectional Feminist artwork at Leicester Contemporary, 16 Market Street, Leicester from October 15th – November 3rd 2021. You are cordially invited to a Private View of the exhibition on Friday October 15th 6-8pm Fellow artists exhibiting are fromContinue reading “Group show at Leicester Contemporary”

Leicester Contemporary artist residency

I have been selected as one of two artists in residence at the new Leicester Contemporary Gallery on Market Street in Leicester. I picked up the keys to my new studio space today. It is very exciting as I have never had a studio outside of my home. The gallery itself is stunning, as itContinue reading “Leicester Contemporary artist residency”

Gallery6, Newark

Gallery6 (6 Stodman Street, Newark) is now showing some of my paintings in their group hang. The gallery director, Melanie Anderson, has an active Instagram feed ( showing beautiful pieces from her collection and works for sale, so do check it out, and of course visit the gallery if you are close to Newark! IContinue reading “Gallery6, Newark”

The Alpine Fellowship Visual Arts Prize 2021

Whoopee! I have been selected for the shortlist of The Alpine Fellowship Visual Arts Prize 2021. My painting ‘Ruins at Norba’ (above) was shortlisted, alongside around 50 other artists. The standard this year was extremely high and it is a tremendous achievement to have been selected by their panel of experienced judges. Well done me!Continue reading “The Alpine Fellowship Visual Arts Prize 2021”

Solo exhibition in Stamford, 10th May – 12th June 2021

”The Supposition of her Existence’ Solo show of recent paintings takes place at Stamford Contemporary Arts, 2 Maiden Lane, Stamford, PE9 2AZ , from 10th May – 12th June, Mon – Sat 10 -4pm (COVID measures apply)‘. I will also be setting up studio at the front of the gallery every Saturday morning (10-Continue reading “Solo exhibition in Stamford, 10th May – 12th June 2021”