2019 Winner of BBC1 series Home is Where the Art Is (episode 7)
2017 Cumbrian Artist of the Year award
2016 Shortlisted for Cumbrian Artist of the Year award
2014-2017 Sustaining arts-in-health projects in Cumbria 3-year award from Northern Rock Foundation for research into embedding arts-in-health projects in Cumbria
2010 - Cumbria Social Enterprise Partnership – Highly Commended in the category of ‘New Social Enterprise of the Year’
2015/6 'Tale of Ernest': resident visual artist for original piece of touring theatre co-written, produced and designed with young people with learning disabilities (across theatres in Cumbria and Isle of Man). 18-month project with Prism Arts based on research into the effect of Viking culture on Cumbria, particularly Viking mythology and traditional Sagas. Heritage Lottery-funded.
2014 Talking Tales: visual artist residency and commission, intergenerational project, Theatre by the Lake, Keswick, with exhibition and commissioning of 5 original works. Based on 50-year history of the theatre.
2013/14 'Dragon's Lantern’: resident visual artist for original piece of touring theatre co-written, produced and designed with young people with learning disabilities (across theatres in Cumbria and Yorkshire) 18-month Prism Arts project. Heritage Lottery-funded.
2013 ‘Growing Voices’project: resident visual artist with Carlisle and Eden Mind, working with service-users to design and deliver workshops with the public to initiate conversations around mental health. 6-month project.
2016 - Multimedia installation for ‘Curate a Space’, for The Jetty Museum, Windermere. Working with steamboat collectors and volunteers.
2012 - St Begh’s recycled galleon, mixed media sculpture for St Beghs school, Whitehaven, collaboration with school children.
2016 - ‘Song of the Fireflies’ public mural, Keswick town facility, commissioned by Geraud Markets
2016 - ‘The Tiger comes to town’ public mural, Keswick town facility, commissioned by Keswick Enterprise Group 2016
2015 – ‘‘Fairy Glen’ glass installation, Croft House, Sally’s Cottages Company, Keswick
2015 - Graphic panels for ‘Talking Tales’, Theatre by the Lake, Keswick, intergenerational oral history arts project, Heritage Lottery, 2015
2015 - Interactive installation, ‘Transmitter Receiver’ touring New Arts Council Collection at Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery.
2011-13 - Lifematters Commissioned by Cumbria County Council to run an arts-in-health service throughout the county offering music, visual art and film. 142 people joined the service.
2012 - large wall murals for the recreation room, Psychiatric Intensive Care Ward, Carlton Clinic, Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust, collaborating with a group of young people with psychosis
1999 - digital collage panels – Theatre by the Lake, for inaugural opening, charting theatre’s history.
Talks and workshops
2018/2019 'How a Painting Speaks' lecture/workshop tour commencing at Tullie Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle. Incorporating arts-based participation, talks and discussion around the technical, scientific, philosophical and historical aspects of art, and the understanding of art.
2016 ‘Painted Tales’, Talks, workshops and secondary school workshops with Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery alongside Anselm Kiefer Artist Rooms touring exhibition
2016 ‘Introduction to portraiture’ workshop, Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle
2016 ‘What is arts-based enquiry?’ workshop (inclusively designed and hosted)– part of ‘Who is the Learner, who is the educator?’ seminar hosted by Prism Arts and Brewery Arts Centre
2013 ‘Setting up art projects within mental health groups’ workshop, part of ‘The Art of Participation’ Seminar co-hosted by Prism Arts and Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery
2005-2013 Adult education courses in Keswick and Cockermouth – ‘Introduction to Painting and Drawing’, ‘Life-drawing’.
‘View from the Moon’, Lemuel Publishing. London, 2002
‘The Life of a House’, Lemuel Publishing, London, 2017, co-written and illustrated with children from Holme St Cuthberts Primary School, Mawbray, Cumbria
Trustee of Kirkgate Arts, Cockermouth. 2018-2019
Featured in Tatler, GQ, World of Interiors, and Cumbria Life Magazine. Coverage on BBC Radio Cumbria, BBC Look North.