Following on the amazing support received and success of PROSEED 2020, I'm pleased to announce and even bigger, 10 day pop-up art sale exhibition in Carlisle City Centre.
This event will feature more than 60 artists including a number of notable National prize winning and Internationally exhibited painters, sculptors and printmakers.
I'm delighted to have been selected as a finalist in this year's Visual Art Open Emerging Artists Award 2020.
Due to the life-altering events surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant collapse of national art selling exhibitions, I wanted to find a way to safely exhibit artworks once more in the real world.
As lockdown measures began to be relaxed, an opportunity to open a pop-up exhibition on one of Carlisle's major trunk roads appeared and after a careful risk assessment I decided to invite other Cumbrian artists to partake in a new exhibition initiative. The response has been overwhelmingly positive and just the attitude we all need in these challenging times.
I feel privileged to have had three pieces accepted for this prestigious open competition and am delighted to have won a special Gallery Prize for this installation, 'Dusk to Dusk'. The piece was created from recycled decorating dust sheets with household paint, wood offcuts, charcoal and found objects.
I was privileged to have been selected to exhibit at this year's prestigious Summer Exhibition held in Grasmere, Cumbria which was attended by thousands of visitors.
West Walls NOW Exhibition 2019
West Walls Artists are one of the longest established artist organisations in Cumbria. I was especially proud to have been the creator of this exhibition at Upfront Arts and which was the winner of the Carlisle Living Best Arts Initiative Award.