Krowji Studio

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Last week i got my key to my new studio space at Krowji! I’ve gradually been moving stuff in and trying to make it my home away from home or should i say studio away from studio? Basically…I’ve moved out of the bedroom (yay) not that you can tell.

I still have a lot to do but the space is great and huge. I have signed up to do Christmas Open Studio’s so between now and then i will be busy making art to sell, more updates to follow soon!

Treriefe Design Fair


I will be exhibiting at Trereife Design Fair this year as part of Cornwall College (even though i have now left). I will be at the fair on Sunday all day if you are interested in chatting to me about my work.

I will be taking the work from my end of year show as well as my sketchbook and a few pieces i have worked on since leaving college. However i don’t not know which pieces will definitely make it on display as we are limited with space.

Here is some work i have done in my sketchbook today, remember to follow me on instagram to see other work in progress.

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Painting For Sale; Affordable August


Penwith Society of Arts are holding Affordable August. I have donated a painting to the exhibition to help raise funds.

My painting (acrylic) for sale is called ‘The Warmth of The Day’. It is a square box canvas depicting a black and white landscape with subtle yellow. The surface is very textured as this canvas has been used for two other paintings before that i was never happy with. The painting also has a small extract from a book reading ‘the warmth of the day had gone’.

The composition and theme of this painting follows on from my degree work and final exhibition, my studies towards the end produced a lot of final work as well as a lot of scope for future development.

If you are interested in purchasing this painting please follow the link below to the gallery website.

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This is a unique fundraising show, whereby all of our members have donated their work to the gallery so that all proceeds go towards both the preservation and regeneration of their historic and magnificent residence, the Penwith Gallery.

You an read more HERE on the gallery website.

Studio Space

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As part of my degree I applied for a residency at Krowji Studio’s, Redruth. It was run as a competition for my year group and im over the moon to say i will be moving into a space in Spetember for a year! Three of my other friends; Jo, Cat and Tina also won and I’m looking forward to the next journey with them- well done ladies!

This opportunity is fantastic, I am hoping to be involved with Open Studios in December and next year.

In the meantime I have updated my website with my work, applying for art competitions and getting involved with art fairs. I have also started working at the school of painting as an employee after having volunteered there for 2 years!

More updates coming soon!

Sloop Show 2015

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Recently the Sloop Inn exhibition, St Ives, has been re curated with lots of new artwork on display until this December.

The above work ‘Winter to Spring’ (framed) is exhibited and for sale.

It is likely that i will not curate future Sloop exhibitions but if my work is featured again for sale here then it will be mentioned through my blog.

If you would like to purchase this please contact the Sloop Inn 01736 796584 or contact me at

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Final Work- end of year show

I have been late sharing the end of year show as i have been busy taking my work straight to a second exhibition; the pop up shop in Camborne.

When i was given my empty exhibition space it felt huge and daunting, then i realised it wasnt big enough! However i was really happy with the display and the end of year show was great. I had some great feedback in person and by email.

My work was mixed media painting and textiles. My exhibition statement read:

My work is inspired by the quote ‘to make visual how the world touches us’ (Merleau-Ponty, 1993).

The connection I have with my surroundings is an important element in my interdisciplinary practice; in particular nature helps me to clarify my thoughts, having a calming and meditative effect on myself. This is then continued further in the process of making and interpreting my experiences.

Using melancholy, nostalgia, feelings and thoughts explored through places used as self-reflection and contemplation. I use the process of walking and being aware of and responding to my surroundings, recording my emotional response and observations.

In the studio I begin to translate these thoughts into my own aesthetic language using textiles, print, paint and stitch to develop 2D and 3D pieces of art.

Here is the work i can finally share, if you would like to know more you can email me or come into the pop up shop. More images of my work will be available on my website soon and exhibited at the Trereife Design fair in August!

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Pop Up Art Shop, Camborne

University has finished and the end of year show/exhibition is over! A few of us have moved our final work to an empty shop in Trelowarren Street, Camborne. We are exhibiting for 2 weeks, 10-4pm.

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Although we are mostly promoting the creative courses on offer by Cornwall College, the exhibition is being supervised by the students whose work is shown (including myself). This is a good chance to hear from the students what its like to study a creative course, the varying work produced and the experiences and opportunities available.






Painting For Sale; Wilderness

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I recently became a member of Penwith Gallery in St Ives and i submitted my painting; ‘Wilderness’, for the associate member exhibition. I was really pleased that it was accepted and is now on display until 22nd June (I think).

The painting is also available for sale.

There is a lot of other work on display from other local artists and is worth visiting.

Open Studios and Krowji

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I have been volunteering again for Cornwall’s Open Studio’s at Krowji in Redruth. Open studio’s is when artists literally open their studio doors, inviting in the public to purchase work and find out more about the maker. If you cannot make it to this Open Studio’s (which finishes this Sunday), there is another in early December. Krowji is the Cornish word for shed or workshop.

 HERE is the website with a downloadable list of artists taking part.

Krowji has an exciting new building to expand on the number of studios currently offered. The new building was officially opened on saturday but the artist will not move in until mid June, you can still register your interest in a space.

I have  been lucky not to just have a tour of the new spaces but to also apply for a year long  residency in  one of them following the end of my degree!

I have had some time to wander around the studio’s and see some of my friends work as well as  see other makers I am less familiar with. Today I managed to take a few photo’s…Click on the artists name to see more work.


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End of year summer show

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The end of University is looming but will finish on a high with the Arts and Media Summer Show at Cornwall College, Camborne. I havent shared much work as everything i have been producing will be shown in the show. My work will be on the second floor of Proctor building.

Above is a tiny section of a bigger piece, all my work is centred around the landscape and the quote ‘to make visual how the world touches us’ (Merleau-Ponty, 1993). After the show i will post more images.

The Private View is 12th June, all are welcome! The show will continue the week afterwards.