latest art exhibitions and events

Art workshops/demos

I am always happy to host one-to-one art mentoring sessions and workshops in my own studio where you get my undivided attention (plus coffee/tea and biccies!). 

Oil painting (or any other medium) for beginners, including basic colour knowledge, or perspective drawing would be a suggested place to start if you are embarking your creative journey. For those already painting, how about the idea of pushing your medium in unexpected directions by using and incorporating unusual materials...? How would you like to explore spontaneous, random and unpredictable mark-making as a way of generating ideas?

I can tailor the mentoring to suit your level of expertise and the sessions can take any direction according to your requirements.

Fees are currently £15 p hour and sessions can be as long as you wish, available 7 days a week.

Contact me for more details and to discuss what you might want to bring along.

Workshops at other venue

Details of future workshops, talks and demos held at various venues will be posted here

Light and Form

The Bank Arts Centre, Eye, 6 Dec 2023 - 10 Feb 2024

I have two pieces in this exhibition of 28 local artists around the theme of light and form

(image: Samantha Parker)


Shaping the Future Through Creativity

Montserrat Contemporary Art, New York, 1-14 December

Curated by Stefania Carozzini  

Shaping the Future through Creativity 
Curated by Stefania Carrozzini
 Bonnie Eisen, Lizzie Crawford, Sabine Hemming
Gro Folkan, Kerstin Grobler, Josefin Hill
Gerda Falke, Paul Zawadzki
Montserrat Contemporary Art, in collaboration with MyMicroGallery, is delighted  to announce, “Art of Presence: shaping the Future through Creativity” curated by Stefania Carrozzini. The group exhibition features work of eight artists particularly sensitive to the topic. If we had to identify some common denominators among the works presented here, it would be undoubtedly be their intention to integrate notion of time of materiality into a visual and semantic language. 
What is the present ? And above all, how does art relate to the present ? Meanwhile, we can say that time is perhaps the greatest mystery. It can be measured only indirectly, and its succession in a sequence of movements on bodies, objects, landscapes, leaves the feeling of the unceasing flow of this invisible force. Significantly, many contemporary artists have tried in their work not to represent but to present time: as an everyday perception, observing it, condensing it, or stretching its flow. Performance art has been the discipline par excellence that has given value to the moment of the here and now. Consider, for example, Marina Abramovic with her iconic performance "The artist is present."
Several insights and reflections are offered by this exhibition, starting with the title that links art to time as the present, but also as the present that generates the future, and how creativity, understood in all its aspects, models and shapes in becoming the evolutionary processes of human beings.  The art of presence, in the context of shaping the future through creativity, is about being fully engaged in the present moment and using one's creative abilities to influence what lies ahead. It is about using one's imagination, innovation and vision, to create a better future through art, or any other avenue where creativity can have a strong impact. This concept emphasizes the importance of the awareness of perceiving oneself as the creator of one's own destiny, in which our life is the highest form of creativity.
The art of presence in the analog digital time loop is understood as a creative activity that arises as our being in the world in the digital age is a continuous, we are often distracted by devices that place us in another time, we walk but do not observe because we always have our gaze fixed on the screen of the Smartphone, in a perpetual temporal displacement. Inhabiting the here and now is thus an art, contemplates an exercise, a discipline. And in the time loop of our expanded present, it stands as a dominant trait, with what identifies our spirit of time. Everything revolves around the dialectical presence between the ephemeral and the lasting, and we, aware of the transience of our being, counter it with thinking and doing that shape lasting content.
Underlying this is always the will to go beyond the ephemeral, to reconnect even for an instant with eternity and timelessness. It is amazing how in the world of artificial intelligence traditional means of expression, including painting, endure.  And they resist the ever-increasing dematerialization of the real because they are part of a kind of experience that cannot be replaced with the virtual, as it brings us back to the body, to matter. It is a process that develops in awareness of the anthropological shock we are witnessing, a shock not yet identified as a real danger. The black hole of online, or rather onlife, will increasingly devour the entire offline reality, life as such. In an increasingly hyperconnected reality we have no choice, then, but to save presence, our creative presence that distinguishes us as humans.

Harleston & Waveney Art Trail Collective

The Bell Gallery, Bungay, 27 Nov - 23 Dec 

I am showing five recent pieces in this exhibition of work by members of HWAT


Ferini Gallery, Pakefield, 3 November - 24 December 

Members of Easterly Artists group show at the Ferini Gallery, 27 - 29 All Saint's Road, Pakefield, Suffolk NR33 0JL.


7 - 19 October, Giudecca 597 30133 Venice, Italy

Curated by Stefania Carozzini at the Stefania Carrozzini Gallery

Stefania Carrozzini Gallery  is pleased to present in Venice “La Nature speaks to us/ La natura ci parla” a group exhibition created and curated by Stefania Carrozzini. A first edition of the exhibition was presented in July 2023 in Paris, at Sylvia Rielle Space in Place des Vosges.

This innovative exhibition gathers the work of eleven artists hailing from countries across the world including United States, Norway, Germany, Sweden, England, Italy. Their work features photography, painting and sculptures. These various interpretations of the artists gestures toward different dimensions reach beyond their existential realities, as subjective perspectives implicate an aesthetic of the Nature.

Swaffham Rotary Art Exhibition

Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 October 9.30 - 4pm

I will be showing several new pieces as well as old favourites.

'Missing Banksy' popup exhibition Easterly Artists

165 London Rd North, Lowestoft 8 - 17 September

I have 6 pieces in this group exhibition by members of Easterly Artists. The Private View Friday 8 September open by Laurence Edwards

More information at:

NNAC 205th Art Exhibition

South Creake Hall 25 August to 1 September

The 205th art exhibition by members of the Norfolk & Norwich Art Circle is at the Memorial Pavilion, South Creake. I have six selected pieces on show in this show which features some of the best work showcasing the group.

Visit for information about the group and how to become involved.


EAST22 Art Exhibition

The Undercroft, Norwich Market, Friday 25 to Thursday 31 August. 

Members of the EAST22 COLLECTIVE are showing new work in this large space, responding to the theme of HIDDEN. I will be showing an installation triptych consisting of two large paintings and a map drawn on a wooden panel found on location, based on a 19th century OS map. The theme of my piece is to illustrate the erosion of the cliffs at COVEHITHE on the North Suffolk Coast, showing the receding coastline over the last 150 years and projecting the expected line of cliffs in the next 50 years, where the entire village and church will be lost to the sea.

Watch this space for more details.

Black Shuck Festival - Bungay

Art competition and exhibition at the Bell Gallery, Earsham Street, Bungay from 1 to 19 August

My painting - accepted for this show - called "4 August 1577" relates to the folklore surrounding the dramatic and tragic appearance of Black Shuck as he terrorised the cowering congregation at St Mary's Church, Bungay as they hid from the terrible storm raging outside on that fateful evening in 1577.

More details of the festival at 

More details of the Bell Gallery at 

Sir John Hurt Art Prize - Holt Festival

Thursday 20 to Saturday 29 July

I have a piece accepted in this high-profile exhibition and Art Prize: Dragons in the Sand 2

The shortlist exhibition will be held between Thursday 20th – Saturday 29th July at Glandford Studios, Manor Farm Barns, Glandford, Nr Holt, NR25 7JP. Opening times daily between 10am and 5pm.

More information about the festival, art prizes and exhibitions at:

Summer Art Exhibition at The bank, Eye

I have three pieces in the show, 31 May - 5 August

More at:

Harleston & Waveney Art Trail

Open Studios and HWAT events

2024 Open Studio dates are: 

Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 May

Saturday 25, Sunday 26 and Monday 27 May


The HWAT website has all the details of locations and artists taking part as well as dates of the taster exhibitions being held locally

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The Harleston and Waveney Art Collective (also known as HWAT) is a diverse and lively community of professional artists who live and work in the beautiful Waveney Valley, all within reach of Harleston, a small market town on the border of Norfolk and Suffolk. The Harleston & Waveney Art Trail has taken place every summer since 2005. Each year we open our studios and workshops for two or three consecutive weekends and visitors can enjoy a relaxed chat with the artists in their studios.

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