Picture from the International Women’s Day panel I was on with fellow artists Sophie Derrick, Kate Marshall + Helen Gorrill and chaired by Pauline D’Souza, founder of the Diversity Art Forum. The event was hosted by Contemporary_Collective gallery at Bankside Hotel, where I’m currently Artist in Residence . We had a fascinating discussion about gender in the art world, diversity, arts education, working as an artist in London and much more. Huge thanks to Contemporary_Collective gallery and Bankside Hotel for putting on the event.
Later this year, I will be undertaking a three month artist residency at Bankside Hotel, London in conjunction with my gallery Contemporary Collective. This is a fantastic new arts-led hotel, supporting emerging artists in Central London by giving them space, exhibitions and opportunities to develop their work. I’ve been featured in the recent Robb Report article highlighting female artists taking up the residency this year. More info coming soon!
I was so happy to be involved in this year’s Art on a Postcard Charity Auction. The auction is held annually to raise money for charity, with artists donating postcard-sized artworks anonymously for art lovers to bid on.
The mini-artworks are exhibited in Central London for people to peruse before they bid. This year’s exhibition was in Devonshire Square, and showcased three artworks I had donated for the cause. Other artists involved included Marina Abramović, Humphrey Ocean RA, Golucho, Volker Hueller, Rob and Nick Carter, Martin Yeoman, Minas Halaj, Vanessa Jackson RA, Alan Fears, Rebecca Salter RA and Nichol Fahri.
The auction and exhibition were a great success this year raising over £80k for good causes, and I was so pleased to see my pieces had quite a few bids each!
Over the summer my Hanging Around series is being exhibited with DegreeArt and Trinity Art in their space on the brand new London City Island.
The Summer Show includes some of my favourite London artists and we were even featured on the front page of the Evening Standard's Homes & Property section!! Find details about the show on my UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS page
I was so touched when the amazing interior designer and stylist Dee Campling included my Hanging Around print on her blog page (she'd see the original at the Affordable Art Fair!)
To say thanks, I sent her a print which she posted about twice it to her 128K followers! I'm so happy Dee loves the print and it looks incredible in her absolutely beautiful home
Now available! Limited Edition Prints of a selection of my paintings. The prints are made using heavyweight German Etching® paper, creating a matt, velvety surface. I then individually hand-embellished them with gold metal leaf to make each one unique! Visit my PRINT SHOP for more details :)
I've always painted people, but as more and more people have got in touch with me about animal commissions, I thought it would be fun to try some of my own.
So far, I have painted zebras, giraffes, an elephant and a flamingo... and I'm now just starting tropical birds
Inside my workspace at Kindred Studios in Queen's Park, West London. I live about half an hour away from my studio and walk in everyday with my little Mini Schnauzer, Bodie. The studios are an amazing creative hub of nearly 200 artists and makers. We have painters, sculptors, textile designers, jewellery makers, ceramicists, fashion designers, architects and many more all under one roof!
I share my space three other amazing artists (and one other dog, Pedro)