North Yorkshire Open Studios 2017 Brochure

    We’re just eight weeks away from the start of North Yorkshire Open Studios 2017.  (That’s come round quickly!) On Wednesday I went to a meeting at the Milton Rooms, in Malton held by the NYOS17 organisers to collect the printed publicity material, brochures, posters, signage and to get all the information about the […]

Preview night – RyeScape Exhibition

    After all the preparation it is a lovely thing to have a busy Preview night.  Ryedale Folk Museum created a warm and welcoming entrance to the Gallery, serving refreshments and nibbles to the stream of visitors.     The Gallery looked lovely with the selected works by artists living and working in Ryedale. […]

Westonbirt Weekend – Gardens Illustrated Festival

  At the weekend I exhibited at the Gardens Illustrated Festival held at Westonbirt School, Tetbury in the heart of the Cotswolds. It was dark by the time I arrived to set up, but there was lots of activity in the marquee which was flood-lit and festooned in bunting with all the spaces marked out […]

Art& show – York 2017

    In October last year I showed my sculpture at The Art Market in York, which was a very busy and successful event, so I was hoping I would be selected again this year.  Since that time the artists who organise the exhibition have been really busy, they’ve grown, with exciting changes and new […]

Things I like about the Art Gallery at Ryedale Folk Museum

  About a month from now the Art Gallery at Ryedale Folk Museum will be opening our exhibition RyeScape.  The pieces I’ll be showing have already been selected by the gallery, so I’m not in a making frenzy in the build-up, but I still feel excited about it.  Partly that comes from looking forward to […]

Stem Dwellings

  Or home for twigs, buds, blooms, posies, stalks – they also look rather well holding a feather or two. The trees are bursting with catkins and buds at the moment and tiny, delicate petals are emerging through the soil – I love to bring indoors some of these first signs of spring. I’ve carved […]


    Ryedale is my dale. Ryedale being the area in North Yorkshire where I live and work.  I’m so fortunate in this, as Ryedale District Council are doing lots of exciting things for their artists and we have a remarkable Creative Economy Officer, Yvette Turnbull whose enthusiasm for and nurturing of creatives is infectious […]

Sculpture in Kirkbymoorside

  Just a week from now I’ll be in Kirkbymoorside exhibiting my sculpture in the Moorside Room as part of the Christmas Fair market.  This morning I’ve been painting a sign for the entrance so you’ll find us easily  and Janet has made this lovely poster.     It has made me think how easy […]

Kirkbymoorside Christmas Fair

  Watching the first snowflakes fall the other day, and seeing Autumn turned white, stirred flickers of excitement and glee!  It brings the feelings and childlike anticipation of Christmas and memories of sledging, collecting holly, long walks and snow-ball fights – there’s a particular way snow sticks to mittens, I can smell the snow-sodden wool […]

Is it a pear? … & Edinburgh Art Fair

  It is a question I get asked about my ‘pear-shaped’ sculptures – I didn’t think about pears at all whilst carving, but it is a shape, full of roundness and curves, that I love. The texture of the skin is gorgeous too, like some browny-green, golden fine-grained stone. The sculptures were a direct response […]