News and Events

'In The Mix' - Group Exhibition

Ilminster Arts Centre, Ilminster TA19 0AN

Monday 25th January 2016 - Saturday 13 February 2016

Open Mon-Fri 9.30am to 4.30pm,  Sat 9.30am-2.30pm

The Gallery 

I am delighted to be included in this vibrant new show that brings together a group of artists whose profound love of the natural world unites the whole collection -

including photographers, sculptors and fellow painters:- Louise Allen, Steve Cobbin, Juliet Farnese, Trisha Hayman, Andy Jordan, Louise Waugh and Fiona Winter.






'Imagination & Creations' Group Exhibition

Saturday 19th - Sunday 27th September 2015
The Parish Rooms, Winterborne Whitechurch, Dorset DT11 0AR

I will be exhibiting a mixture of Limited Edition Fine Art Giclee prints and paintings in oil and mixed media alongside a group of local photographers, painters and textile artists.




St Ives September Festival, St Ives, Cornwall
Sunday, 20th September 2015

'Spot the Artist' Exhibition

Two paintings donated and sold at this event which is organised by the St Ives Rotary Club in order to raise money for arts charities in the West (principally the St Ives School of Painting for work with young artists) and Shelterbox for aid in Nepal following the earthquake earlier this year.

 View a short video about this exhibition



Illminster Arts Centre Summer Open 2015

Illminster, Somerset TA19 0AN

I am pleased to have had five pieces of artwork accepted at this Open Exhibition running from August 10th - September 4th 2015  



Sherborne Open 2015
Digby Hall, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3AA

I'm really delighted to be showing paintings in this Summer Open group Exhibition in my home town!  This show will be running from 18th-26th July 2015 from 10am-5.30pm




Spring/Summer 2015 Workshops:

Drawing Closer to Nature through Art & Photography

The living spring, cerne abbas peacock butterfly in lavender
The living spring, cerne abbas peacock butterfly in lavender

Free your spirit & unlock your creative potential through art and photography journalling.
Experience peaceful Retreat days in the tranquil landscapes of dorset/somerset.

For full details please contact either Annie or Gilly

These workshops are geared to gathering creative inspiration in order to develop your own individual artistic vision.
Beginners are especially welcome – as you will be encouraged to free your spirit and unlock your creative potential.
The emphasis will be on the simple enjoyment of creative journalling outside in the natural world – using a camera and/or watercolour/sketchbook techniques.
In small groups we will be visiting magical places within our local landscape.
Both Gilly and Annie will be on hand to offer their expert tuition and guidance.

Cost for a day workshop - £75 per individual
Half a day - £40 per individual
Some concessions available.

We look forward to meeting you!




Sherborne Castle

Craft and Garden Fair at Sherborne Castle
Art and Photography Stand with Gilly Hopson

Saturday 2nd May, Sunday 3rd May and Bank Holiday Monday 4th May 2015. 10 - 6pm

Our stand will show a selection of new and previous work - both Gilly's photographic work and my originals and Fine Art Giclée prints - all connected to the theme of “Drawing Closer to Nature”.



The painting 'Odyssey... Stars Beginning To Fade' has been selected for the Black Swan Open 2014 Competition

Black Swan Arts Open 2014, Frome
6th December - 10th January 2015 10-4pm
Black Swan Arts, 2 Bridge Street, Frome

Odyssey... Stars Beginning To Fade



November 30th 2014; Kings Bruton School Christmas Fair - 'Starling' Stall

 Kings Bruton School Christmas Fair





Winter Exhibition - ‘Nature’s Treasures’;
3rd November 2014 – 30th January 2015

Two woman show with photographer Gilly Hopson: a selection of paintings, prints and photographs at:
‘The Nine Springs Natural Health Clinic, 70 Henford, Yeovil, Somerset BA 20 1UR.

Open Monday – Friday 9am-5pm



‘Drawing Closer to Nature’
4th August – 1 November 2014

One woman show. A collection of work inspired by my travels and return to the Dorset/Somerset area, celebrating the spirit of place within the natural world.* The Pear Tree, 4 Half Moon St, Sherborne DT9 3LN

Open everyday 9 – 5.00

*A percentage of all sales from this exhibition will be donated to The
Somerset Community Foundation ~ Charity No: 1094446 and to the Church of St Peter and St John, Northmoor Green, Somerset; the local Renovation fund for the damage caused by the flooding earlier this year.



Up and coming events Spring 2015:


‘Drawing Closer to Nature’ Workshops, with photographer Gilly Hopson (visit website)

Retreat Day Workshops based in the Dorset/Somerset area - using both digital photography and/or fine art techniques to celebrate and draw closer to the natural world. Suitable for beginners or those with more creative/technical experience. Please e-mail me directly for more details.