My work grows from a mixture of projects, the workshops I create are very much a partnership. This explorative way of redefining a mark or line inspires my interest in delivering creative community workshops where experimentation with drawing and mark making design the way. Screen printing is an amazing way of transforming ideas away of story telling in stencils.
Some of my more recent work can be found with Y Capel Oriel, Llangollen https://www.facebook.com/LlangollenTIC, Ruthin Craft Centre, retail gallery space, the Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool https://bluecoatdisplaycentre.com and Makers Guild in Wales https://www.makersguildinwales.org.uk
Exhibitions, Commissions and Residencies
September 2022 – April 2023 : Commission to paint a Dementia Friendly Bench in Denbigh inspired by Ysgol Twm o’r Nant year 6 and Awel y Dyffyn residents
December 2022 : Oriel Glasfryn Caerwys, Flintshire selected Winter exhibition
July – September 2022 : Commission for a print of Corwen Bridge ‘Our Picturesque Landscape’ a project in Denbighshire
November 2022 : Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool, part of the Winter showcase
September 2022 : Oriel Mostyn Retail space, Llandudno, ’Rooted in Wales ‘
Summer 2022 : Open exhibition, Ty Pawb Wrexham
December 2021 – March 2022 : Artist in Residence at Ty Pawb Maker Space in Wrexham.
July 2021 : ‘ Transform ’ online exhibition with six:shot:gallery The Signifier
Winter 2021 : Ty Pawb, Wrexham – Print International
Winter 2021 & 2022 : Selected for the Open exhibition RCA Conwy
Winter 2021 : Galeri Caernarfon, Open exhibition
Winter 2020 : Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool, part of the Winter showcase
Autumn 2020 : Oriel Ty Meirion, selected exhibition “Nature of Snowdonia ‘
Summer 2020 : QUBE gallery Oswestry open exhibition in response to ‘Reflection’
Spring 2020 : ‘New Beginnings’ Oriel Ty Meirion, Dyffryn Ardudwy exhibition with Helfa Gelf
Winter 2019 : Print International Exhibition Ty Pawb Wrexham
September 2019 : Selected exhibition ‘Our Land’ Ruthin Craft Centre Studio
June 2019 : cARTrefu CUBE installation Theatr Clwyd, Mold
November 2018 – January 2019 : Courtyard Theatre Hereford, cARTrefu artists group exhibition
August-September 2018, Blind Veterans UK Llandudno a residency supported by Helfa Gelf with the visitors to the centre, inspired by the painting ‘ Gassed ‘ by John Singer Sargent we created a piece of work that reflected the shapes of the figures in the painting. The final work combined ceramic tiles with printed planks of wood secured by screen printed material
Spring 2018-!9, 2020- 21 : Oriel Brondanw Open exhibitions, Plas Brondanw Gwynedd
Spring 2017 – to date : Y Capel Oriel, Llangollen
Autumn 2017 : Printmaker in Focus Oriel Wrexham ( now Ty Pawb )
April – June 2017 : Theatr Clwyd selected exhibition with Helfa Gelf
November 2016 – January 2017 : Galeri Betws y Coed, selected exhibition of Helfa Gelf artists
January – April 2016 : Insights 7, Helfa Gelf artists in a selected exhibition at Oriel Mostyn
April 2016 – August 2016 : Ruthin Craft Centre, Artist in Residence as part of the Artist Stories Project at Ruthin Craft Centre.
August 2013 : The Original Print Project, group exhibition of printmakers at the National Eisteddfod in Denbigh, promoting ‘ the original ‘ in print.
Autumn 2013 : 20 x 20 Print Box, and again in 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2019: A brilliant project, Hot Bed Press in Salford. Printmakers produce an edition of 25 prints all 20 cm square, 5 form part of touring exhibitions and 20 are boxed. Printmakers receive a box of original prints from all over the country and beyond including one of their own.
October-December 2012 : ‘Past Present Future’ Ten years of the Regional Print Centre in Wrexham, selected Retrospective Exhibition
June 2012 : ‘Under Pressure’ A selected exhibition at Rhyl Library and Arts Centre on the theme of Climate Change
April 2012 : ‘Crossing Borders’ A joint exhibition with Cheshire Arts working with Alison Craig and Lynette Howells More producing work inspired by a walk around Rhuddlan in North Wales .
Mar 2011-Oct 2011 : Le Cheile A Welsh-Irish collaborative project through printmaking a group exhibition at Oriel Ynys Mon, Llangefni, Anglesey.
Feb 2011/Aug 2011 : Commission for a series of three prints based on tree shapes. Looking at the the Scotts Pine, Oak and Hawthorn
Nov 2010-Jan 2011 : Layers 2010 a solo exhibition at Theatr Twm O’r Nant Denbigh North Wales
Sept 2009 : Selected for the Kyffin Williams Drawing Exhibition at Oriel Ynys Mon Anglesey
July 2009 : Group exhibition ‘Routes and Roots’ at Penrhyn Castle Bangor, Art North Wales
Nov 2008 : ‘ Coeden’ Prints inspired by trees group exhibition at Theatr Clwyd Mold
April 2007 : Small print Big Impression part of a touring exhibition with Leicester Print Centre
June 2006 : Printmaker of the Month Oriel Wrexham, North Wales
May/June 2005 : Solo exhibition ‘Layers 2005’ Community Gallery, Rhyl Arts Centre Rhyl
May 2003 & 2004 : Printfest Ulverston, Cumbria
Feb 2003 : Commission for a set of prints reflecting Andalucia based around roof tops and aerials