I am an Orthodox Iconographer living in West Wales. I paint icons in the Byzantine tradition, predominantly in egg tempera on traditionally gessoed wooden panels. I like to use natural pigments and traditional processes. I also apply gold leaf by either water-gilding onto a clay bole ground or oil-gilding and often finishing with gold assiste.
I’ve been an artist for over 25 years and have a background both as an abstract painter and also as a weaver and hand-spinner. Both disciplines have fuelled my ongoing interest in process and how it is driven by a complex balance between materials and meaning.
The Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts: Icon Painting Certificate – completed 2023.
Wimbledon College of Art: BA (hons) Fine Art (Painting) – awarded 1998.
Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust: Benefact Trust Scholarship awarded November 2019
Selected Group Shows
2019 – Summer Open: Oriel Queens Hall Gallery, Narberth, Pembrokeshire.
2016 – ‘End of Summer’: Waunifor, Maesycrugiau, Ceredigion.
2015 – ‘New Beginnings’: Y Pwerdy/ Powerhouse, Llandysul, Carmarthenshire.
2014 – ‘End of Summer’: Waunifor, Maesycrugiau, Ceredigion
2013 – ‘Square Pegs Presents’: Guildhall, Cardigan, Ceredigion
2012 – Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair: National Botanical Gardens of Wales, Carmarthenshire
2012 – ‘Moving’: Tabernacle Arts, MOMA Machynlleth, Powys
2012 – Summer Open: Oriel Queens Hall Gallery, Narberth, Pembrokeshire
2011 – Summer Open: Oriel Queens Hall Gallery, Narberth, Pembrokeshire
2009 – ‘Wildlife’: The Nails Gallery, Corn Street, Bristol
2008 – Summer Show: The Atkinson Gallery, Millfield, Street, Somerset
2008 – Summer Open: First View Gallery, Stourhead, Wiltshire
2008 – ‘The Great Create’, Greenway House (National Trust), Galmpton, Devon
2006 – ‘Back streets and Backwaters’: Bristol Guild, Park Street, Bristol
1999 – ‘Painting Is Not Dead’; the Studio, Chiswick, London W4
1998 – ‘Young Painters at Proud’; Proud Galleries, London WC2N
1998 – Globe Arts Open; Globe Arts Centre, Rawtenstall, Lancashire
1997 – ‘OUT’ (curated by Richard Wentworth) Wimbledon Library Gallery, London SW19
1997 – BHF Bank collection; BHF Bank, Frankfurt
2016 – Open Studio: Ceredigion Art Trail, Felindre, Llandysul
2015 – Open Studio: Ceredigion Art Trail, Felindre, Llandysul.
2009 – Paintings: Bristol Folk House, Park Street, Bristol.
2008 – ‘Wetlanders’: The Bishops Palace, Wells, Somerset.
2008 – Severn Vale Arts Trail: Thornbury, South Gloucestershire.
2008 – The Primrose Cafe, Clifton, Bristol.
2007 – The Primrose Cafe, Clifton, Bristol.
2007 – Severn Vale Arts Trail; Thornbury, South Gloucestershire.
2006 – Paintings; Haven House, Staple Hill, Bristol.
Previous Outlets (2006 -2019)
Welsh Wildlife Centre, Cilgerran, Pembrokeshire
Tourist Information Centre, Aberaeron, Ceredigion
King Street Gallery, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire
Pembrokeshire Craft Makers: various pop-up outlets
The Nails Gallery, Corn Street, Bristol
The Ginger Gallery, Hotwells, Bristol