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Latest News on 11 June
Beautiful weather at the weekend saw me up in North Wales to check on how the exhibition was looking after its first week. Many thanks to the staff for the lovely flowers in the fireplace! I really enjoyed the conversations with some of the visitors, good to meet you! I've added a couple more images of Plas Newydd to my exhibitions page from the weekend.
If you are on Anglesey and need somewhere to stay - do check out The Outbuildings website and book yourself in! Its quite close to Plas Newydd - up in the glorious countryside. Really wonderful location, really interesting buildings, real quality with great food and delightful team of people.
Huge thanks to Alfreda McHale for her expert help in setting up the exhibition on 31 May. Many thanks to Jane Perfect, from Plas Newydd for all her invaluable help with the planning and preparations. Thanks to Alex, Tom, Kate and Georgia for their help on 31 May. The exhibition will be there until 3 July. The house is open daily, except for Thursdays and Fridays. See panel to the right for Plas Newydd contact details. If you can't make the exhibition, I've taken some quick images of it - see the Exhibition tab above.
Plas Newydd, is a National Trust property, the anchestral home of the Marquess of Anglesey. It's a fantastic venue, overlooking the Menai Strait. I feel very honoured to have been invited to exhibit there. My work will be on display in the exhibition room, adjacent to end of the main house tour. A selection of mounted prints, cards, postcard packs and copies of both my books will be on sale in the second-hand bookshop/cafe area. My exhibition will be on from 1st June until 3rd July 2013. For more details see panel below on the right.
Henley Exhibition Review
Thank you to Phil Radcliff for sponsoring the exhibition and the Reception staff at The Henley Business School for their help and support. It was interesting to return to Henley in my 'second career'. I have greatly enjoyed the conversations with those I have met during my visits.
Many thanks also Alfreda & Pat McHale for helping to hang the exhibition and to Pauline Simon, Asha Goodchild and Susie Knight for their help at the Private View.
I have really appreciated all the interest and encouragement from family and friends who came to the Private View or have made a personal visit since. Thank you all. If you were not able to make it - have a look at my Exhibitions page - I've put up a series of photos that give a 'Virtual Tour'.
All these photographs are taken at Borth in Ceredigion, in mid-Wales. Borth is the location of many happy childhood holidays and somewhere I have returned to regularly in the last ten years.
My photography has been inspired by the relationship between the sea, the stones and the groynes on the beach at Borth. I love being by the sea and just watching the tides move in and out and became fascinated by the closely observing the natural world at work.
I published 'A Coastal Reflection’ - a book containing over 30 of my favourite Borth images, at the end of 2010. Little did I know I was creating unwittingly something of an historical record as many of the groynes have now disappeared from the beach to make way for the new stronger sea defences. For more on 'what happened next' check out the 'About' section.
I have been surprised and delighted by the interest in my work to date and the requests to have my images produced as canvas or block prints.
If you would like to enjoy one of my images in your home, please use the Contact page to let me know which image you are interested in and I will be pleased to discuss the best options for creating a quality finished product of your favourite image.
Thank you for your interest in my work
1st June - 3rd July 2013
Country House & Gardens
For more information about the venue and opening days and times contact
01248 714795 or
and search for Plas Newydd
PLEASE NOTE: the house is not open on Thursdays or Fridays