SKETCHBOOKS Drawing is used as an act of discovery and my regular sketchbooks are used as part of a preparatory process towards finished works. However, I work in special books, some handmade, creating a piece of work, usually on a Sunday. I started this as a disciplined activity in 2016 as part of my practice. The works do not set out to be related to studio work in progress, but are created spontaneously with any materials that are to hand. To date I have completed over 370 works.


Made in The Marches Gallery, Kington. May 2023


During May 2023 I exhibited along with the painter Siwan Gillick and the ceramicist Clare Conrad at the Marches Makers Gallery in Kington. Our works have some obvious connections but at the same time our working practices have striking contrasts. Our sketch books will be on show to reflect this.

Made in the Marches Exhibition (Andy Compton photography)

h.Art ( Herefordshire Arts Week) Sept 2 – 10  2023 I will not be able to take part this year because of family commitments. 


Clearwell Caves, Forest of Dean.

Most of my natural earth pigments are sourced from the Clearwell Caves. This will be a unique opportunity to see my work in the place where the pigments are mined. Around 30 works are on show including new work using coal ground to a fine  pigment.  The exhibition will be open during the school half term holiday and during the Christmas event at the Caves. For opening times see the Cave’s website:

Clearwell Exhibition

Coal works at the Clearwell Caves