Following the creation of my new work at the European Cultural Centre Biennial Art Exhibition, Venice, in summer 2022, Elaine and John Parkinson of Upfront Gallery generously invited me to stage a solo show at
their beautiful premises near Penrith, Cumbria. I was able to exhibit artworks made from elements from my creation during my month's residency in Venice alongside other new work. I was
honoured to also invite a small number of other local artists who kindly supported me before and during my time at the Biennial to show work alongside mine.