Introducing New Works: Identity and Dress

Let me introduce you to my new collection of work: The Portland Series. These paintings were inspired by the Portland Collection. My new collection of work, I call it the Portland Series, and the BP Travel Award series are great partners and will…

The Lace Trail

The Lace Trail is a series of paintings created after winning the BP Travel Award in 2013. The painting were exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery and will now be on show at The Harley Gallery this autumn.

Painting Bess

I have been working on a portrait inspired of Bess of Hardwick, the grand old lady who had Hardwick Hall built in the late 16th century. The painting will feature in my upcoming exhibition at Harley Gallery in November.  This…

The Velvet Top Twelve

Soft and lush, rich and deep colours; velvet is and always has been one of the most gorgeous and tactile fabrics around. It has been used for drapery, table covers and clothing for centuries and hence we can find it…

Bess of Hardwick Hall

I visited Hardwick Hall today, a spectacular Tudor mansion, commissioned and lived in by one of the most illustrious ladies of Tudor England: Bess of Hardwick. The House sits on top of a hill and oversees the land like it…

Threads of History

How can textiles from the past have meaning today? How does authenticity play a role in my work (or not)? A few months ago I was asked to join in a corporate event. Together with curators from various big London museums, we…

Bolsover Castle

Bolsover Castle; pleasure castle, occasional home and product of sheer wealth and indulgence. Built by William Cavendish (1592 –  1676), an aristocrat, cavalier and equestrian (he was the most accomplished horseman of his day and wrote and published a groundbreaking…