Abolish Article 153 Exhibition

Article 153 in Kuwait states that if a man murders his wife, daughter or sister after apprehending them in an adulterous act he is only subject to the penalty of man slaughter. This is 15 KD (£37) or 3 years jail time. I spotted an interesting call for artists on Instagram to create artwork for an Abolish Article 153 Exhibition. Empowering Women is the theme. I love a challenge and began playing with ideas around Article 153. I layered a drawing of flowers on top of 15KD (3 x 5KD notes). The flowers could be a bridal bouquet or represent …

Open House, Kuwait

I am delighted to show my work alongside German artist Anina Von Winterfeld and Jordanian sculptor Anees Maani.  I am exhibiting collages inspired by the Byan Botanical Gardens in Kuwait.  Kuwait is like a treasure hunt.  I find it challenging to locate places or see things clearly.  Byan Botanical Gardens were an inspirational find.  They are positioned within Byan Palace and open once a week, on a Thursday between 9am – 1pm.  It feels like a secret tropical garden.  Using ink pens I drew lush, green plants during several visits to the Gardens.  I layered and stitched fabric over the …

Kuwaiti-British Floral Art Exhibition

The British Embassy have launched a year of celebrations to mark the 120th anniversary of the British-Kuwaiti Friendship Treaty in mid-January 2019 with a KUWAITI-BRITISH FLORAL ART EXHIBITION. This was opened at a private reception by Sheikha Altaf of Sadu House and the distinguished British gardener, Rosemary Alexander. A combination of British and Kuwaiti artists have been working together, basing their work on flowers found in the garden of the British Embassy.Members of the Kuwait Textile Arts Association (KTAA), including prize winning quilter Hanan Alkazemi, will participate. British floral artist Venetia Norris, the Kuwaiti painter May Alnoury will also be …

Drawing and dresses

Delighted to have a commissioned drawing of a bridal bouquet I completed earlier this year exhibited in Boa Boutique in Richmond upon Thames.  Lovely to have a look at all of the pretty dresses!  Boa Boutique

Bridal Bouquet Commission

A treat to draw beautiful flowers that have huge significance and meaning to someone.  I was lucky enough to be given the bouquet a couple of days after the wedding.  I stopped all other work and focused on drawing the flowers at their best.  The bouquet was made up of blue and white flowers.  I matched the blue to the colour of the flowers and drew upon crisp white paper.

London Print Studio Members Summer Exhibition

Great to exhibit for the first time at London Print Studio.  My hand finished lithograph titled Beginings was selected.  The exhibition will feature the full range of prints produced in the studio including lithographs, etchings, screen prints and woodcuts to digital prints.  All the prints are created by current London Print Studio Members.  This year’s Summer Show will be judged by Andrzej Klimowski, an international illustrator of book covers. Private View: All welcome 13 July 6:30 – 8:30pm Exhibition Dates: 14 July – 25 August, open Tuesday – Saturday 10:30am – 5:30pm London Print Studio, 425 Harrow Road, London W10 …

Sunny Days

Lovely to see one of my Blossom graphite with lino print drawings in Close Up Magazine July 2017 edition.

Round Tower, Black Swan, Frome

Wonderful to be exhibiting with the SGFA in the dynamic Black Swan Gallery in Frome.  The Society of Graphic Fine Art – The Drawing Society is the only national society in the UK dedicated exclusively to drawing.  Founded in 1919, the Society promotes fine drawing skills in both traditional and contemporary media. Today, they have more than 130 elected members across Britain, consisting of professional artists from all areas of the art world who work in all drawing and printmaking media. Exhibition Dates: 4 March – 25 March Venue: Black Swan Arts, 2 Bridge Street, Frome, Somerset BA11 1BB

Botanical Beauty

The tradition of marrying art with science goes back to the 6th century when the first botanical illustrations were created.  The heyday of botanical art was from the 17th to the 19th century.  In recent years, there has been a renaissance in this genre.  Great to have one of my drawings selected for this open exhibition showcasing contemporary British botanical illustrations in a variety of styles. Exhibition Dates: 25 February – 1 April Venue: Riverside Gallery, Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond TW9 1TP