New Website…

Hello there! I have a new website and blog. This site will no longer be updated. Thanks for visiting. Ray.

Seen and Felt Exhibition Southampton

    My work ‘Walking Stitch – The Solent Way’ will be shown at the First Gallery in Southampton from Friday 7th September. You are welcome to attend the preview night on the… Continue reading

Walking Stitch – A Sequence Of Stitched Walks

Over the past couple of years I have been drawn to a path along the Hampshire coast called The Solent Way. This stretch of coastline begins at Milford-On-Sea and follows a 60 mile… Continue reading

New Work

When I have an exhibition deadline my house becomes a mess. It’s not normally the tidiest house around but my goodness is it in need of a tidy up today. The deadline for… Continue reading

5 months later…

  I have no excuses for not writing on my blog over the summer other than it was summer and summer can be distracting even without the sun. So it is now officially… Continue reading

18th May

Time to get started on some little sample designs and for this I use scraps of paper, cut up paintings and collages and scraps of prefelt and fabric. I was unable to spend… Continue reading

16th May

I’ve had fun blending colours today and because it’s been such a lovely day, the prefelts that I made this morning dried very quickly and so I have even managed to make a piece… Continue reading

Painting with Felt

A few weeks ago I walked along the Solent Way between Milford-on-Sea and Lymington. It is such a beautiful area but it was so windy (it was the day before we had the… Continue reading

Permission to Play

Sometimes I wish it would stay wet – I like the shine! I have been thinking about creativity and playfulness whilst I have been felting this morning. Do you remember as a child… Continue reading

Studio Days

Reflection and Preparation:  A whole year of teaching in a sixth form college has come to an end and I am back to being a full time artist. The past year has been… Continue reading