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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We have a book


So, Unearthing Dartmoor is almost ready for print. Our Contemporary Markmakers and Moor Poets collaboration. A beautiful 120 page coffee table book. So now on to becoming exhibition ready. Plenty to get framed. READ MORE

Planning for Devon Open Studios


Atelier Avenda has moved, yet again …. but only into the garden this time. I want my September studio visitors to feel safer than houses as we inch our way forward into normality.... READ MORE