Annual Open Studios 2017 at Thames-Side Studios

By |2018-05-05T13:54:33+01:00May 23rd, 2017|Events|

Opening my studio doors to an unknown number of visitors is always an exciting yet apprehensive prospect for me.  Each year, as I prepare for the annual event, I find myself facing so many unanswered questions:  Who will visit? When will they come? How much time I will get to talk and explain ‘my approach’ towards art?  Most importantly though, will I have enough snacks for everyone? Luckily this year, the weather was on our [...]

International Women’s Day at Espacio Gallery

By |2017-03-21T22:28:24+00:00March 8th, 2017|Events|

To celebrate International Women's Day, there was a program of special events organised as part of the group show ‘Threads’ at Espacio Gallery which I took part in with 49 other artists. The day's events were well attended by artists and visitors to the gallery. Upon arrival at the International Women's Day program at the gallery each delegate was attached to a complete stranger with a thread and asked to converse with each other.  A very unusual [...]

SFSA Open Studios 2016

By |2017-03-04T05:14:03+00:00June 4th, 2016|Events|

The Open Studios event was run by Second Floor Studios and Arts (SFSA) who started and ran the studio site before Thames-Side Studios took over.  It was great to be a part of the last main event with SFSA here at my new creative home. I took the studio on the Tuesday - that same week on Thursday was the start of the Open Studios event.  It was manic.  It being a newly built [...]

THFC Foundation / Barnet & Southgate College Commission

By |2017-07-03T13:09:42+01:00November 25th, 2014|Events|

In November 2014, I was asked by the Tottenham Hotspur Football Club Foundation and Barnet & Southgate College to create an abstract painting commemorating the opening of their Learning Disability Centre, which is an amazing state of the art facility. Being a big Spurs fan and knowing how essential the college is to the area made this a very special commission for me. The Centre is an amazing facility that provides a wide range [...]

Performing ambassadorial duties for the Sage Foundation

By |2017-03-04T05:20:57+00:00September 26th, 2009|Events|

Windows of the World, Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia In September 2009, I was invited to take part in an event called Windows of the World in Melbourne, Australia.  It was organised by the Global Dialogue Foundation and Bumblebee Creative Social Enterprises. As the goodwill ambassador for The Sage Foundation (part of the Clinton Global Initiative), I presented a number of rugs - handmade by the children of Sage villages in India - to children [...]

Guest appearance on VA radio

By |2017-03-04T05:22:57+00:00September 22nd, 2009|Events|

Since I was going to be in Melbourne for the Windows of the World event, I thought ‘why not find out who I could connect with to share my Art Appreciation Workshop for the Blind and Partially Sighted?’ After a quick search online, I found Vision Australia. I called the head office in Melbourne and introduced myself and explained what I did and all about my workshop. I was really pleased by their very [...]