Portrait Prize Shortlist!                          16/08/21


Oh Wow! - I had some wonderful news last week which I am now at liberty to share. My portrait "Looking for Gold' has been shortlisted for the Zurich Portrait Prize! so delighted! This is run by the National Gallery of Ireland and the exhibition takes place in Dublin from 13 November - 3 April and then moves on to Cork #thankful


Prints available through my Print shop HERE

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New Printmaking Course - In person!


Belfast Charity Common Grounds, University Avenue, have booked me to run a series of fun Beginners Print classes in August.  With relevant restrictions in place, it's great to be able to work "live" again.  Booking through eventbrite


Upcoming Exhibition!                                      


Hambly and Hambly at Dunbar House are hosting a solo show for me online. You can access it via their IMAGINE Facebook page from 28 June! The first time I am showing my portraits alongside the original mini-prints


Winner of Enlighten 13                                     


I have watched the Enlighten competition on the Hambly and Hambly site with interest, where Artists send in work in response to other Artists. I decided to enter Enlighten 13 and was one of the winners! Excited to take part in the mixed show in June and to be connected with a wonderful Gallery   

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ING Discerning Eye Instagram Takeover                


I'm still enjoying the honour of exhibiting with ING Discerning Eye and winning the Regional Award! - and now they have asked me to do an Instagram takeover for a week in May - should be fun!

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So thrilled to have 3 pieces chosen for ING Discerning Eye, so icing on the cake when Looking for Gold was chosen for the Regional Award!  

Winner - Regional Award, ING Discerning Eye       


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 Sky Portrait Artist of the Week!                                  


How exciting! - to receive a call live on Sky Arts TV from Tai-Shan Shierenberg.  My gouache portrait of the lovely Melanie Blatt (All Saints) won this week's Sky Portrait Artist of the Week!  Using gouache is certainly faster! I couldn't do this show in tempera but I am hoping it may still speed me up a bit! :)