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21 June 2024

I am delighted to now have some of my cat design cards for sale at the wonderful Cat Lounge, Dereham Road, Norwich. Well worth a visit if you love our furry feline friends. You have to book so check out the website: www.cathousenorwich.org/

17 June 2024

Not long until the Royal Norfolk Show Art Gallery Exhibition - 26th and 27th June. I have three paintings in the marquee so please take a look! Weather forecast looking good.

3 June 2024

Ive finally been in the studio a bit more over the last few weeks, trying to get my pastel hands warmed up after a long break.

Hopefully some fresh artwork to follow in the coming weeks.

Other news… delighted that with my Swallowtail Fine Artists hat on, we will be hosting the 2nd Art Ludham Fine Art exhibition over August Bank Holiday 2024 ( 24-26 August 2024). More details to follow…



3 May 2024

After a very difficult few weeks which seem to roll on and on, I have finally been able to get in the studio. Looking forward to getting back in the swing!

1st April 2024

*SUPER EXCITING NEWS*
I am delighted that one of my Christmas designs ‘Winter Red Squirrel’ is one of two paintings selected by the Spinal Injuries Association to be sold as a Christmas card with the SIAs 50th anniversary logo for Christmas 2024. Cards will be available to buy online later this year at www.spinal.co.uk/shop

Having been a member of the SIA for decades, I am thrilled to be contributing in this way!

SIA Christmas Cards 2024


1st April 2024

Very happy to have sold three paintings and some prints at the always popular annual Potter Heigham Easter exhibition this weekend. It’s a real boost!
Thank you to all who took a pastel, print or card home with them, I never take it for granted!

Happy Easter!

20th of March 2024

Unfortunately, due to an accident, I will not be able to do any artwork for the foreseeable future. However, as soon as I can pick up my brushes and pencils, I will be back!

Have a good Spring!

13 February 2024

I have some exciting news to reveal at the beginning of March! Watch this space!

11 February 2024

Just in after a super weekend at Thorpe Market for the Snowdrop Sunday/weekend. A huge thank you to our host Martin and colleagues at St Margaret’s. Also, a big huge thank you to returning customers, friends and general visitors for taking the time to look at the exhibition and for your positive comments. It was especially nice to see familiar faces - thank you for your continued support which I never take for granted!

Finally, thanks to Margaret Springall (aka Mum), Elaine Vincent, Sue Scheller and Paula Kerrison for joining me. It’s been a really fun weekend.

Best wishes to all.

12 January 2024

Exciting news to start the New Year. Some of my artwork on display at The Norfolk Gallery, Wroxham Barns from this month! Well worth a visit to Wroxham Barns whether to see the animals, the different shops or the cafe which does delicious cake! Thanks to Dave and Jeanette for welcoming my work into the gallery!

19 December 2023

Wishing all my supporters a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year. Thank you for your support, interest and generous feedback throughout 2023. See you in 2024!

8 November 2023

We set out early this morning in the rain and winds to hang paintings for the last Swallowtails Fine Artists Exhibition of 2023. A bacon bap and several mugs of tea later and the walls are now looking great. So good to see both new and familiar faces and hear positive comments. If you are about near NWT Cley, do pop in and take a look!

28 October 2023

Just back from the super framer to collect work ready for my next exhibition outing with Swallowtail Fine Artists at NWT Cley starting on 8 November 2023. A magnificent venue for a walk for a spot of birdwatching, followed by tea and cake in the cafe!
Come and take a look if you’re in the area!


13 October 2023

A couple of years ago I was asked if I would consider donating a painting to the Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) Head Office in Milton Keynes.Having been a member of the SIA for many years, it is a charity very close to my heart. This week I was asked if I would be happy to provide the SIA with a short biography to be placed on a plaque underneath the large hare painting I donated in 2021 because people often ask about the artwork on the wall. I was delighted to oblige and hopefully it inspires others, paralysed or not, to explore their creative side!

Meanwhile, not much productivity here due to a problematic elbow! Ho hum...


29 August 2023

A Swallowtail Fine Artists and Guests Art Ludham Exhibition success!

A super Bank Holiday Weekend at Art Ludham with our guest artists. Thanks to all our lovely visitors and thank you for your generous feedback.

18 August 2023

One week to go until the Art Ludham exhibition. All printing done, posters up and posts on social media! Now we just need our lovely visitors to turn up and make this a super special weekend for all exhibiting artists.

31 July 2023

Looking forward to the next exhibition and in the company of some super guest artists!

AL23


29 July 2023

A Suffield Success!

Just back collecting artwork from Suffield Art and Craft Festival. Thanks to Helen, Patricia and the team at the church for making us feel so welcome.


22 July 2023

I am delighted to say that I will have 4 paintings at the Norfolk and Norwich Art Circle’s 205th art exhibition The exhibition runs 25 August - 1st September 2023 at South Creake Hall, The Memorial Pavilion, South Creake NR21 9PD. There will be lots of fabulous work for sale.

18 July 2023

I will be having a selection of work at the Suffield Arts and Craft Festival next weekend as part of Swallowtail Fine Artists. Event at St Margaret’s Suffield.

5 July 2023

Exciting news… date for your diary!

Art Ludham



29 June 2023

Delighted to have been to the Royal Norfolk Show today. After a wet morning, the sun broke through and there were plenty of crowds enjoying the entertainment. I could have come home with a new electric car, a few Shetland ponies and a field of Heavy horses but I just came home with a bucket hat! :)

Some nice feedback about the artwork and a lovely customer took Stalemate home with them. Ree’s Red followed later in the evening. Thank you!
A great exhibition, with plenty of super work catering for all tastes.

13 June 2023

Not long to go until the Royal Norfolk Show takes place. A great day out for the family and some nice art work in the Art Gallery - 28th and 29th June 2023.

Our Swallowtail Fine Artists exhibition at The Apex in Bury St Ed’s continues until 3 July 2023.

12 May 2023

UPDATE I am delighted to say that the Swallowtail Fine Artists exhibition at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds has been extended to 12 June 2023.

12 April 2023

The next exhibition as part of Swallowtail Fine Artists starts today.

The exhibition runs from Wednesday 12 April 2023 - Sunday 14 May 2023, Mon to Sat 9:30am - 4.30pm, Sun 10.30am - 4pm

Swallowtail Fine Artists @ The Apex
Swallowtail Fine Artists @ The Apex




11 April 2023

Thank you to all those lovely people who went to the Potter Heigham Easter Art Exhibition and took my paintings home with them. Also thanks for the great comments. There were lots of sales by a variety of artists which several local charities will benefit from.

Looking forward to the next one!

5 April 2023

It’s going to be a busy Easter! Looking forward to the Potter Heigham Easter Art Exhibition which takes place Saturday 8 - Monday 10 April 2023 at Potter Heigham Village Hall.

I will also be exhibiting with my Swallowtail Fine Artists colleagues at The Apex in Bury St Edmunds from next week!


20 March 2023

FORTHCOMING ART EXHIBITION DATE:

I will have a few paintings at the Potter Heigham Art Exhibition alongside work by a number of other local artists. This exhibition has a special place in my art heart as it was the first place I exhibited and the first place that I sold paintings!

POTTER HEIGHAM ART EXHIBITION 2023
Potter Heigham Village Hall
Saturday 8th - Monday 10th April 2023


6 February 2023

Thank you to everyone who came to look at the Art Exhibition this weekend. It was lovely to meet visitors and receive such positive comments about the work of Swallowtail Fine Artists.

I’ll be exhibiting in the Spring, details to follow.

4 February 2023

SWALLOWTAIL FINE ARTISTS FIRST EXHIBITION OF 2023, St Margaret’s Church, Thorpe Market
4-5 February 2023 11am-4pm

A lovely time at St Margaret’s Church, Thorpe Market today with my fellow Swallowtail Artists. Our first exhibition of 2023 opens again tomorrow alongside the first of the Sunday Snowdrop Walks taking place this month. Snowdrop Walk opens at 12noon, Swallowtail Art Exhibition opens at 11am. Refreshments available in the afternoon.



31 December 2022

Wishing all my supporters a very Happy and Healthy 2023

21 December 2022

Well 2022 has certainly been a busy year on the art front, with a number of exhibitions and commissions and, of course, with Lorraine and Tony as part of Swallowtail Fine Artists.

I’d like to thank and wish all who have supported me throughout the year (whether that be by visiting an exhibition, buying a painting or card, or more generally for useful feedback) a very Merry Christmas and Happy and Healthy New Year. A special thanks to my family for their help and support, without which I would not be able to exhibit.


Look out for new work in 2023!


13 November 2022

A great three days at Thorpe Market exhibiting with my fellow Swallowtail Fine Artists, Lorraine and Tony. Lots of interest and great feedback from our lovely visitors. An additional highlight of the day was being the end destination for BBC Radio Norfolk’s Treasure Quest with the delightful Julie Reinger - what a lovely lady she is!

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6 November 2022

The countdown begins for Swallowtail Fine Artists 2nd exhibition next week! Light refreshments will also be available. It’d be great to see your there!


Swallowtail Fine Artists at Thorpe Market



30 October 2022

Really thrilled that my ‘Chicken Chat’ painting sold at the Swaffham Art Exhibition this weekend. There was a huge range of excellent art on display - well worth a visit again next year all being well!

Chicken Chat Sold


28 October 2022

Just back after delivering paintings ready for the Swaffham Art Exhibition, Assembly Rooms, Swaffham run by the Rotary Club of Swaffham which takes place
Friday 28th October Preview evening, Saturday 29th October 09.00 -16.00 and Sunday 30th October 10.00 - 16.00.

Some lovely work being hung so looking forward to visiting!

15 October 2022

After a super successful first exhibition with Lorraine Auton and Tony Colledge, collectively ‘Swallowtail Fine Artists’, I am delighted to say that we will be having a second exhibition at St Margaret’s church, Thorpe Market in November. Further details to follow soon!

4 October 2022

So excited!

Swallowtail


3 October 2022

Delighted to have sold Hugo Hare at the NNAC Handa Gallery Exhibition in Wells last week. I’m sure that Hugo will love living in his new home.

Hugo at Handa


28 September 2022

I am thrilled to be joining up with artists Lorraine Auton and Tony Colledge as a trio called Swallowtail Fine Arts. More info to follow!

9 September 2022

We had the pleasure of attending the preview evening of the NNAC Art Exhibition at Wells Maltings, Handa Gallery last night. There is some really fabulous work of all subjects, sizes and mediums being exhibited at this lovely venue. I have 4 paintings on show. Furthermore, part of the exhibition has selected works and ephemera from former member of the Art Circle, Sir Alfred Munnings.

What could be better than a day trip to the North Norfolk coast, fish and chips on the quay and a wonderful art exhibition to finish!

Well worth a visit if you have the chance.

Free entry, 9th September - 2nd October 2022,
11am- 4pm daily.

23 July 2022

DIARY DATES 9th September - 2nd October 2022
NNAC Art Exhibition at The Handa Gallery, Wells Maltings

I am very happy to say that all 4 of my entries in the NNAC selection day for the above exhibition were accepted today. Very, very excited!


17 July 2022

I will have some work exhibited at the Skeyton Art Show 2022 (Art and Eat) which takes place Saturday 23 July to Sunday 24 July 2022 at Skeyton Village Hall. There will be a bar and BBQ from 1pm on Saturday and afternoon teas on Sunday. Art and food - two of my favourite things rolled into one! Weather is looking good as well. Come and take a look at a great selection of work by local artists.

30 June 2022

Super pleased to have sold Harriet Hare at the Royal Norfolk Show yesterday. She was a very popular little lady. The Arnold’s Art Gallery was full of fantastic artwork (300 works +) and there were red dots a plenty at this very popular exhibition showcasing the work of many talented artists. I look forward to next year! Enjoy your new home Harriet.

12 May 2022

The NNAC 202nd Art exhibition at The Forum, Norwich comes to a close this afternoon. By the sound of it, there have been lots of visitors and sales of work including one of my hare paintings. I’m so thrilled. Thanks to all the hard work by the NNAC Council for a great exhibition. Roll on the 203rd!

The next exhibition for me is the Royal Norfolk Show in June and I can’t wait.

5 May 2022

It’s nearly here! The 202nd (yes that’s really the 202nd!) Norfolk and Norwich Art Circle Exhibition at The Forum, Norwich. Opens tomorrow noon, 6 May 2022 until 13 May 2022, 9am to 5pm. Some wonderful artwork to see.


18 April 2022

Delighted to have sold 3 paintings at the 29th Potter Heigham Easter Art Exhibition this weekend. It’s so good to back after the Covid break and thanks to all who supported this very well run and well attended exhibition.

12 March 2022

DIARY DATE: NNAC Art Exhibition, The Forum, Norwich 6-13th May 2022

I am delighted to have had three paintings selected today at the NNAC selection day for the above exhibition. Please come and take a look if you are in Norwich!