Biography and Exhibitions

Born 1953, Berwick-on-Tweed, Northumberland, England

Education

2000 – 2003, Loughborough University – BA (Hons) 1st Class Printed Textiles
1999 – 2000, Heriot-Watt University – Cert of Higher Ed Textiles
1998 – 1999, Warwickshire College – BTEC Textiles Part 1
1995 – 1996, Missenden College – City & Guilds Creative Studies

Previous career as a Marketing Professional – CV available on request

Forthcoming Exhibitions:

Contemporary Textiles Fair 2014 : Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington, Middlesex – 15-16 March 2014 (Public Days) + P.V. 14 March (Galleries & Press)

Crafts at the National Herb Centre : National Herb Centre, Warmington, Nr Banbury – 18-21 April 2014

The Gallery Upstairs Summer Exhibition : Torquil Gallery, Henley-in-Arden – 20 May – 7 June 2014

Warwickshire Open Studios : 28 June – 13 July 2014 – Venues to be confirmed

Made in Leamington : November 2014 – Dates and Venue to be confirmed

EXHIBITIONS 2013

Colour : New Brewery Arts, Cirencester – 23 March – 12 May

National Gardens Scheme Open Garden and Studio : 8-9 June

Warwickshire Open Studios : 30 June – 14 July

Made in Leamington : Town Hall, Leamington Spa – 16-17 November

Exhibitions 2012

Solo Exhibition : Winterbourne House & Garden, The Coach House Gallery – 6 Feb-15 March

An English Summer : The Gallery Upstairs, Henley-in-Arden – 29 May – 23 June

Warwickshire Open Studios : Weston-under-Wetherley, Leamington Spa – 30 June-15 July Fri/Sat/Sundays

Artist in Residence : The Bramble Patch, Weedon, Northants – 6-11 August

Flights of Fancy : The Gallery Upstairs, Henley-in-Arden – 4-24 November

Heritage Gifts : The Gallery at the Guild, Chipping Campden – 23 Nov 2012 – 15 Jan 2013

Exhibitions 2011

Nature, Raw & Wild : The Gallery Upstairs, Henley-in-Arden

Artist in Residence : Mill Dene Garden, Blockley, Gloucs

Rooms : The Beetroot Tree Gallery, Draycott, Derbyshire

Hidcote Sculpture Trail : Hidcote National Trust Gardens

Rugby Open Juried : Rugby Art Gallery & Museum

Colour, Print, Stitch : The Gallery at The Guild, Chipping Campden

Carnival of Colour : The Gallery Upstairs, Henley-in-Arden

Exhibitions 2010

Fine & Unique : Pedlars Gallery Warwick Museum

Rugby Open : Rugby Art Gallery (Awarded Judges’ Commendation)

Showcase Exhibition : The Gallery at The Guild, Chipping Campden

Gallery Show : Paul Hopwell Gallery West Haddon

Visual Arts Forum : Stratford Literary Festival, Civic Hall, Stratford-upon-Avon

Summer Exhibition : The Gallery Upstairs, Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire

Warks Artsweek Open Studio with Nicola RichardsTom Hare and Spencer Jenkins : my studio, Warwickshire

VAF Winter Exhibition : Civic Hall, Stratford-upon-Avon

Eight Artists : Lewis Gallery Rugby School, Rugby

Winter Exhibition : The Gallery Upstairs Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire

The Festival of Quilts : Art Quilts Category, NEC, Birmingham (Awarded Runner Up)

LSA Summer Exhibition : Leamington Studio Artists, Warwickshire College

Exhibitions 2009

Claybarn Exhibition : Louise Derby Studios, Redhill, Warwickshire

Spring Exhibition : The Gallery Upstairs , Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire

Northants Open Studios with Miki Bennett and Fi Bowman :  Silverstone, Northants

Northants Open Studios : Benfield Hotel, Benfield, Northants

The Festival of Quilts : Art Quilts Category, NEC, Birmingham

Open Studios with Nicola Richards : my studio, Warwickshire

LSA Summer Show : Leamington Studio Artists, Warwickshire College, Leamington Spa

Sue Lewis Blake Winter Exhibition : Honiley, Warwickshire

Leamington Open : Leamington Gallery & Museum, Leamington Spa

Previous exhibitions history available on request