2015 Open Studios

Congratulations to Katie Boyce of the Alfred East Gallery in Kettering for taking on the new Open Studios. Now called Open Studio Trails Katie is returning the philosophy to its original concept of artists opening up their studios to members of the public touring the area. A launch exhibition will be held at the Alfred East Gallery. Northants artists DO YOUR PART and enrol in the scheme. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sad News for Open Studios

After 15 years Open Studios Northamptonshire has had to close as no new committee could be found to take it on. A sad day for the visual arts in the county.

2014 Delapre Abbey Exhibition

Arranged an exhibition for Northampton Town and County Members on a theme of 'Northampton, The Town and County'. Very successful with lots of sales and hundreds of visitors.


Here is my studio waiting for the visitors to come to my studio sale on 14th and 15th September.
Let's hope we have lots of people round to see all the work

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2013 - A Busy Year!

As Past President of the Northampton Town & County Art Society I led a small team in designing and presenting our CENTENARY exhibition called "All the Presidents ...".  Acquiring some Photoshop skills I designed an illustrated  biographical information board for each of the 35 Presidents. This was a very successful event for the N'pton Museum & Art Gallery attracting a great deal of attention and praise.



cimg3564The Kettering Open for 2012 accepted three of my paintings and one of them won third prize.  It was 'Evening Walk, Dorset' a construction in board painted with oils.  A technique which I am developing into a very personal style.

Painting For New York

In 2011I had a commission for a prestigious building in the Bronx, New York. which will be a residential home for the homeless. It was a rebuild of a derelict building so I tried to incorporate the idea of the transition from dereliction through building site to new building.  I called it 'Building a New Life' They were very pleased with it (after repairing the hole in it made by Fedex !)



image03212011 has been an eventful and tiring year as President of the Northampton Town & County Art Society
We began with a lecture on T L Shoosmith, our first President by John McGowan who showed us some original work by Shoosmith including some tiny sketchbooks.
We had four exhibitions in the Society during the year and for the first time a joint show with the Northamtonshire Guild of Designer Craftsmen.
The Annual Exhibition was particularly successful with over  200 pieces on show and a good number of Non Members showing with us who subequently will go on to become Members.

Lions Auction Dinner 23rd September 2010

cimg3847Had a great evening at the dinner/auction. Worried that nobody would want my lion but it went for £1650.00 !!!
Over £68,000.00 raised for the Cynthia Spencer Hospice in Northampton and the Born Free Foundation.
Virginia McKenna spoke and Jonty Hearnden took the auction. I wonder what everyone will do with the lions they bought!