I am a Devon artist, having studied art, drama and film at Exeter University and the University of California (Santa Barbara). Atelier Avenda, French for my gallery, rambled around France with me for a decade. Now with the Teign Estuary outside my balcony and the salt air blowing across my face I have a woodburning stove at my feet and I am becoming fascinated by faces, figures and abstractions. In essence my work is getting a bit weird, but I like it that way.

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Emotional residue


Struggling with, but enjoying, my quest to find emotional residues and fix them to canvas, board and paper. Works are in progress. I will let you know. READ MORE

On the radio …


And we are on the radio, talking about Unearthing Dartmoor with Steve Brown on Buttons. Mixcloud here. “Avenda and Steve Walsh read a selection of poetry from the Unearthing Dartmoor Exhibition and I... READ MORE