Category Archives: art & poetry

London Drop Off

So tomorrow it is off to London to drop off Snapshot that I have, probably wrongly, been working on since it was selected for the Shape Open a couple of months ago. I am, typically for me, dreading it.  Whenever anyone see’s my work I feel sick.  Ah well at […]

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Mother’s Ruin

I know some mums feel oh so proud Of the lines they have accrued The silver lines, the softer flesh The marks that shout “I gave LIFE!”   But I lament,   They do not feel like badges of great pride Of proud battle scars that scream out “I am […]

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“Snapshot” Selected for Shape Open 2013

So on Friday I got the rather lovely news that my piece “Snapshot” had been chosen as one of the selected pieces for this year’s Shape Open first to be exhibited at The Nunnery: Bow Arts 3rd Oct — 27th Oct and then toured at various galleries around the country […]

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Wickham Festival 2013

So being the sick but busy person that I am, it is only now, a week after the Wickham festival that I have got a chance to post about it. Luckily for us we live very close to Wickham and so what with illness, lots of animals and 2 children […]

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Weary, Confused and Longing For a chance to sleep and to dream Feeling the memories of another day Slip between my fingers As my brain recycles through the wasteland Of the pointless things we believe Feeling my energy zapping As I fall through the cracks on the floor  

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Questions roaming from A to B I have no answers Only the loneliness of a questioning soul I see frameless heads on nameless walls I watch the world existing without me in it I am around people and drowning in a cacophony of sound Then I am alone again and […]

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What I’m working on……..More Than a Feeling

jealousy and control

I am currently in the midst of two projects and thought I would share some info about one of them. More Than a Feeling [working title] is a look at how people identify themselves and how we experience emotion.  I am interested in examining emotions in different ways: text, shape and […]

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Aspex Gallery Freedom’s Road

Freedom's Road FLyer

So some days you have a nice surprise.  Some days you have a crap one.  Last week I had quite a nice surprise. Aspex Gallery in Portsmouth have been running an open arts project called “Freedom’s Road”.  For this they asked artists living within an hour of the gallery to […]

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Arts Able Survey

As I’m sure you are aware I have been working very hard lately on trying to start a charity to help children who have developmental disabilities access the arts in a more useful and interactive way.  If you are interested in finding out more then please have a look at […]

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Story of Mum: mums making an exhibition of ourselves! VIRTUAL TOUR


As mothers, it’s not often that we feel seen, heard and valued. Yet our everyday stories matter, and sharing them can inspire others. Story of Mum: Mums making an exhibition of ourselves is a touring programme of exhibitions and events in galleries and online that aims to put mothers in the spotlight. […]

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