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I am an artist living and working in the North East of England. This blog is an introduction to my  work and a brief record of how it is made. I tend to work on projects so each page plots the development of a piece from conception to realisation.

Some of my completed work can be viewed at:

Works – Objects

Works – Books

Works – Drawings

or visit my listing on the Axis Artists database. I can be contacted via Axis.



May 2014 Gathering Dust, Collecting Shadows, an installation for the National Trust at Acorn Bank, Penrith. Go to Page

November 2013 The Library of Lost Books, an altered books project and exhibition at the amazing new City of Birmingham Library where I am showing my book “Miracle”. I will be presenting a workshop based on my work for Lindsifarne Gospels Durham in Birmingham on 21st November and at the World Heritage Site at Ironbridge in Shropshire on 22nd November. Go to Page

August – December 2013 The Yard at Belsay Hall in Northumberland where I will be presenting a series of workshops during the summer and autumn months.

8th – 10th August 2013 National Moth Night for the National Trust at Acorn Bank in Cumbria where I will be holding an all night moth trapping in preparation for an exhibition there in May 2014.

11th July – 30th September 2013 Patterns of Migration, a series of large scale composite drawings for Bede’s World museum and monastic site to coincide with the visit of the Lindisfarne Gospels to Durham. I will be presenting a workshop entitled “O Fortuna” and another for children during August. Go to Page

24th June – 30th September 2013 Moths and Moons, showing at the World Heritage Centre, Owengate, Durham, as part of the Lindisfarne Gospel festival. I will be in residence at the centre during August and September.

6th – 30th June 2013 Returning to the Philosopher’s Table, group installation and related events at the Newcastle Literary and Philosophical Society where I am showing two new pieces. 21st April – Preview display of work by the participating artists at the Gallery of Wonder at the Great North Museum. Go to Page

12th January-10th March 2013 Cabinets of Curiosities, Room of Wonder, Borough Museum, Newcastle-under-Lyme, where I am showing “Dust and Shadows”, “Songbird Sonnet” and “Hellish Moths ” Borough Museum

September – December 2012 Mountains of the Moon, Oriental Museum, Durham University drawings and books called  made in response to the collection of Asiatic Art. Go to Page

September 2012 Wirksworth Festival, Derbyshire – commissioned piece called “Pieces of Sky” which involved making a large moth drawing recording species trapped and identified by local volunteers. Go to Page

Spring – Summer 2012 Swept Away – dirt, dust and ashes in contemporary art, showing “Dust and Shadows” at the Museum of Art and Design, New York. Go to Page