So much happening! Dates for your diary

2nd September  – A fun Taster Evening to find out more about the Can’t Draw! course and try out some of the exercises. 7-9pm at The Portico Gallery, 23a Knights Hill, W. Norwood, SE27 0HS. £10.  Book by emailing

4th September – Life Drawing at the Portico Gallery 23a Knights Hill, W. Norwood, SE27 0HS  6:30-9:30pm every Thursday.  £20/session. We’ve introduced a loyalty discount card.  Book by emailing
13th September – Can’t Draw! 6 week Saturday drawing course begins at The Portico Gallery 23a Knights Hill, W. Norwoood, SE27 0HS. 9:30am-3:00pm. £200.  To book contact
30th September – 12th October – Dulwich Picture Gallery, Gallery Rd, London SE21 7AD. Two of my new curtain series of paintings will be showing at the Dulwich Picture Gallery Friends exhibition.
26th September – 5th October – Hidden Narratives Dangerous Erasions.  As part of South London Women Artists participation in Deptford X Contemporary Arts Festival and The Big Draw, The Why Front will be at The Albany Theatre in Deptford, drawing and erasing a collective 20ft drawing about the hidden contribution of women artists through history.  Come and watch it develop and grow.
4th – 5th October – Lambeth Open Studio weekend.  11am-6pm at The Portico Gallery, 23a Knights Hill, W.Norwood, SE27 0HS.  I will be showing a collection of drawings and paintings.  Each afternoon 2-4pm I shall be running drawing workshops as part of The Big Drawevent.
4th November – 5th December – Finders Keepers Losers Weepers at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, WC1R 4RL.  As one of the curation team for the residency, I would like to invite you to visit the site specific works produced by over 30 South London Women Artists investigating the archaeology of mind and memory.  For further information please visit

Domination of a skill

Drawing forms the foundation of the fine arts.  It is a skill like any other – reading, writing, driving, swimming – and you can learn that skill.  I run Can’t Draw, a course that teaches you the skills to draw accurately.

Come to a Taster Evening 7 – 9pm on Tuesday Sept 2nd at The Portico Gallery, 23a Knights Hill, West Norwood, SE27 0HS.  You can try out some of the exercises and find out more about learning to draw.
It costs £10.     Email to book.

More curtains

Have a look at my latest Curtain works.  I’m showing these and some more I’m working on at the moment at Lambeth Open Studios at The Portico Gallery on the 4th and 5th October.

What’s happening to West Norwood?

Sunday, 3rd August, is the day things happen in West Norwood.  The Portico Gallery, 23a Knight’s Hill has gathered forty local movers and shakers to show West Norwood and its neighbours what an amazing, vital community bubbles through the streets.  Together with the monthly Feast, it makes West Norwood the place to be this Sunday.

Amongst the many things on offer there are artworks on exhibition and information about how to get involved in drawing, ceramics, singing, sewing, animation and theatre courses and workshops .  You’ll find locally brewed beer by Late Knights Brewery and delicious pastries and cakes by Norwood’s Blackbird Bakery.  So much and so much more.  I’ll be there.


Today I went to the Hayward Gallery to see Human Factor, an exhibition of sculptures of human bodies made by 25 contemporary artists.  It is magnificent –  haunting, shocking, beautiful.  I have come away feeling like I have been given a gift.  It is showing until the 7th September.

Urban Art festival

This weekend the place to see and be seen is Brixton’s Urban Art Fair. I will be there at the bottom of Leander Rd.  Come and say hello and see my new Curtains series. More information

It’s coming! Wait for it!

London’s Urban Art Fair hits the streets again on July 12th and 13th 2014.

This exciting, festive annual event in Brixton London presents the work of over 200 artists from graffiti to painting to etching to photography and more.  Buy work direct from the artist at accessible prices and join the celebration of the artists’ community in London.
I will be there at 7Hc on the corner of Leander Road – Seek me out!

Bare naked bike riders save the planet

This Saturday the London Naked Bike Riders ride through London to protest against car culture and oil dependence and to demonstrate how vulnerable cyclists are on the road.  It’s also a celebration of body freedom and a lot of fun!  You don’t need to be completely naked, just go “as pare as you dare” – eg most people wear shoes.  South London starts in West Norwood and Clapham Junction.  Ride, Support, Encourage, Enjoy. For more information

The skill to draw

The ability to draw can be learned just as you learned to read and write.

I run a course called Can’t Draw! in response to all those exclamations uttered by those who were never taught.  It is 30 hours of tuition over 6 weekly sessions on Saturdays at The Portico Gallery in West Norwood.  You can find out more by looking at The fee for this course is £200.

I will run a course over six weeks June  21st – July 26th if 10 people commit to attend. Deadline for booking is 7th June so if you would like to take part, email me on  Take control!