Group Exhibitions

2018  >>The Prayer in the Garden  Vineyard Columbus Community Gallery, Delaware, Ohio, USA
2017  >>Family in Flight  St. Phillip’s Episcopal Church, Columbus, Ohio, USA
2017  >>We Three Kings  Vineyard Columbus Church, Columbus, Ohio, USA
2015  >>Were you there?  St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Delaware, Ohio, USA
2015  >>On Main Street, Byrne Gallery, Middleburg, Virginia, USA
2015  >>London Irish Art Exhibition 2015, Westminster Hall, London, UK
2014  >>Out of the Cold, The Foundry, Washington DC, USA
2014  >>Cabin Fever, Byrne’s Gallery, Middleburg, Virginia, USA
2013  >>Art Alive, Assembly House, Norwich, UK
2013  >>Cley 13 Flight of the Spoonbill, Cley, Norfolk, UK
2013  >>St Ives Sacred Art Exhibition, St Ives Church, Cornwall, UK
2013  >>East Anglia Group – Royal Academy, Mandell’s Gallery, Norwich, UK
2013  >>Deck of Cards, 18/21 Gallery, Norwich, UK
2012  >>Art Alive!, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Arts Auction, London, UK
2012  >>All Things Christmas, Assembly House Christmas Exhibition, Norwich, UK
2012  >>Cley 12 Aisle and Air, Cley Church, Cley, Norfolk, UK
2012  >>Journeying Towards Easter, Blythburgh, Suffolk, UK
2011  >>Flying Colours Fascinating Forms, Assembly House, Norwich, UK
2011  >>Ad Limina, Salthouse ‘11 Church, Salthouse, Norfolk, UK
2011 >> “The Class of…”, Ipswich Art School Gallery, Ipswich, Suffolk, UK
2010  >>The Quiet Men, The Art Gallery, Villanova University, Pennsylvania, USA
2010  >>Summer Showcase, Doric Arts, Holt, Norfolk, UK
2010  >>Summer Show, Thompsons Gallery, London, UK
2009 >> Our Books Our Lives, Si Nordic Arts Centre, Beijing, China
2009  >>Visionaries Greenbelt Festival, Cheltenham, UK
2009  >>Salt of the Earth, Salthouse ’09, Salthouse, Norfolk, UK
2009  >>Celtic Fringe, Liceo de Noya, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
2009  >>Visionaries – working in the margins, Wallspace, London, UK
2009  >>Spring Show, Wildwood Gallery, Bury St. Edmunds, UK
2009  >>City, Tsinghua Academy of Arts and Crafts, Beijing, China
2009  >>The Quiet Men, Pitzhanger Gallery, Ealing, London, UK
2008  >>A Table of Welcome, Art Sans Frontiers Trois, Norwich 20 Group, Norwich, UK
2008  >>Salthouse ’08, Salthouse, Norfolk, UK
2007  >>Through Irish Eyes, Culture Ireland in Beijing, China
2007  >>Kgetsi Ya Tsie, Thapong Visual Arts Centre. Gaborone, Botswana
2006  >>Summer Show, Cork Brick Gallery, Bungay, Suffolk, UK
2003  >>Christmas Show, The Solomon Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2000  >>The Church Pub, Aldeburgh Fringe Festival, Suffolk, UK
1999  >>Art in Architecture, Halesworth, Suffolk, UK
1986  >>5 Dunhill Show, Gallery Siau, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1983  >>Summer Show, Sackville Room, Royal Academy of Art, London, UK
1981  >>New Contemporaries, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK

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