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1943                                                        Born Worcester.

1959-63                                                  Brighton College of Art, Painting N.D.D.

1963-66                                                  Royal College of Art, Painting A.RC.A.

Group Exhibitions

1982-84                                                   Presence’s of Nature.  Carlisle Touring.

1984                                                        Contemporary Felt. Bury.

1984                                                        Miniature Textile Biennial. Hungary.

1985                                                        Wall Hung Textiles. B.C.C. London.

1986 -87                                                  Fibre Art touring. Lodz, Poland and Fulham Palace, London.

1987                                                        Two Years On. Touring 3 venues in the North

1987- 88                                                  Felt. Plymouth Arts Centre Touring 7 venues

1989                                                        Watercolours in Felt. Crafts Council gallery.

1990                                                        Bradford Textile Festival

1990                                                        International Filt  Symposium,  Arhus  Denmark

1992                                                        Contemporary Felt, Mouzon, France

1992                                                        Terrain. Cumbrlan Group, Melmerby, Penrith.

1993                                                        Fibre Art, Maidstone and Piece Hall, Halifax

1993                                                        Rye Art Gallery.

 1994                                                      l.F.A. Conference and Exhibition. Hartpury, Glos

1994                                                        Collins Hall, Glasgow. International. Felt  Association

1994                                                        Norton Priory, Runcorn. New Fibre Art.

1994                                                        Art in the Garden, Oddfellows Gallery, Kendal.

1995                                                      Into the Garden, Rye Art Gallery.

1996                                                        Fibre Art. On The Outside. Norton Priory, Runcorn.

1996                                                        International Felt Association. Helmshore Textile Mill.

1996                                                        Tarns and Waterfalls of Cumbria. Oddfellows Gallery, Kendal.

1999                                                        Handwerkskammer fur Munchen und Obb

2000                                                        Galleri Bryggen,  Bergen

2002                                                        Percy House Gallery Cockermouth

One man Exhibitions

1980                                                        Abbot Hall Kendal. Paintings, Drawings and Felts.

1980                                                        Carlisle Museum and Art Gallery. Paintings, Drawings and Felts.

1980 - 85                                                Sky Felts and studies, a growing exhibition: touring 11 galleries in       England      and  6 Scottish galleries

1985                                                        Scott Gallery, Lancaster University. Sky Felts and New Felts.

1987                                                        Abbot Hall, Kendal. Work on Paper, Work In Felt.

1988                                                        Van Mildert College, Durham

1988                                                        Trees & Sky. Lowes Court Gallery Egremont.

1988                                                        Trees & Sky. Institute of Education London.

1989                                                        A Softer Landscape. D.L.I. Museum & Arts Centre Durham

1989                                                        Trees: drawings, watercolours and felts. Stafford Art Gallery.

1989                                                        Trees: drawings, watercolours and felts. N.C.C.A. Sunderland.

1990                                                        A Softer Landscape. Helena Thompson Museum, Workington.

1991                                                        Felts and recent Commissions, Tullie House, Carlisle.

1992                                                        Felts and Drawings. Gray Art Gallery Hartlepool

1993                                                        Recent work. Oddfellows Gallery, Kendal.

1994                                                        Felts and Drawings. Crewe and Alsager College Gallery.

1994                                                        Linton Court Settle.

1996                                                        Sea/Coast. Drawings. Paintings and Felts. Beacon, Whitehaven.

1996                                                        Outside In. Felts, drawings and paintings. Brewery, Kendal.

1997                                                        Linton Court, Settle.

1998                                                        Shore-line of Cumbria. Sheridan Russell Gallery, Crawford St. London

1999                                                        Shore-line and Reflections, Lights and Lustres. Oddfellows Kendal

1999                                                        Felts & Paintings. Keswick Theatre

2000                                                        Time and Place. Felts and drawings. Pendle Arts Centre  Lancs

2003                                                        Linton Court Settle, Yorkshire    Felts, drawings and paintings

2005                                                        Softer Landscape (Retrospective). Stranraer Museum  & Art Gallery.


1981                                                        Gallery (Tullie House Publication) article by Andy Christian

1981                                                        Crafts Magazine. Issue no.51.

1982                                                        Craft Quarterly, Autumn Issue no.5. article by Cordelia Oliver

1982                                                        Presence’s of Nature. Words and Images of the Lake District.

1985                                                        British Craft Textiles.  Ann Sutton.

1991                                                        Inspired to Stitch. Wendy Lees

1998                                                        Crafts Magazine Issue no 155.article by Ruth Pavey

1999                                                        Textileforum  ETN 4/99 p22

2000                                                        Feltmaking. Deborah McGavock & Christine Lewis

Public Collections

               Abbot Hall Art Gallery. Carlisle Art Gallery.     Paintings in Hospitals  Victoria and Albert Museum.

               Northumberland Library Services.   Northern Arts Collections      Savaria Museum, Hungary.

               Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester. Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead.  Paintings in Hospitals. (North)


90-92                                                      Murals (Nov. Oct & Sept) in egg tempera. L G Harris Brush Factory.

1990                                                        Enamel Mural Heworth Metro Station Newcastle upon Tyne.

90-91                                                      Felt Triptych Wall Hanging for Hastings Hospital.

1996                                                        Two Enamel Murals for A.& E. Dept. Q.E.Hospital, Gateshead

1997                                                        Private tempera wall painting. Bowness on Windermere.

2001                                                        Felt Installation in Felt Trail  Kalvag, Norway

2003                                                        Sewerby Hall Gardens series of Felts for Bridlington Hospital 

Northern Arts Awards.

1972,  74, 76, 78. 81, 84, 85, 87, 89, 96     Training award 1999    Travel 200036


1966-68       Sheffield College of Art. Foundation.

1970-72       Carlisle College of Art.

1980-88       Occasional Lecturing. Colleges of Art: Carlisle, Loughborough,

Goldsmiths, Dundee, Alsager and Crewe, Nottingham. Workshops: Home Studio, Styal Mill, Hampton Court, Stafford

1989           Family Threads Blackie Gallery Liverpool Teaching 1966-68      


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