Monday, 16 November 2009

Christmas At the Polka Dot

Here at the Polka Dot we have really beautiful gift ideas for all your friends and family. Please pop in and see us. We are open Fridays saturdays and Sunday 10-4 until December 20th

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Swale A Celebration of Cultures

Saturday 31st October 2009

My Dog Fairy


My recent work is looking at the found object (really looking). We waste so many sensory exciting materials in our quest to create an art object. Is the discarded and overlooked not perfect? if not- why not? and so, who is the judge? Can we meet?

WEB LINKS here in Swale for the Arts

An independant artist lead gallery specialising in Swale Artists

Kent arts
Swale borough council
tourist link list your event
Get a blogg they are FREE too
SAF (its free to list yourself but you get more if your join!)
Medway arts (£25 for life)
Swale Arts
Best of sittingbourne (Great place to actually list your event, this is a very underused resource)
Kent TV and whats on
Teyhnam news BRFM Local sheppey radio will broadcast your event email them at

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Radio Interview

The BRFM Daniel Monday night community show now has a you tube channel so you can listen to my interview for the Swale Arts Forum

Monday, 31 August 2009


LB GRaphics is now running Life Drawing sessions in the Artisan Room upstairs at the Avenue Theatre Rembrance Avenue Sittingbourne (please use the stage door)

Starting Tuesday 8th September 6.30-8.30 the sessions will run for 4 weeks if they are successful we will continue. £8 per session please pay on the night. There will be no tution. Artists please bring your own materials (paper, pencils boards etc)

further details from Sioux Peto 01795 428150

Saturday, 29 August 2009

Monday, 22 June 2009

Events happening in Swale this July that I will be at

Friday, 5 June 2009

What an amazing private view we had to view click on link for loads of pics. I want to thank all my friends,colleagues and family for coming and supporting me for the past 4 years it has be a real challenge.

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Preparation for the show

 work is taking over my garden

We have only a few days left now and  are busy preparing the studios for our show
This is the photographic evidence that most of us are mucking in and doing their bit !!!!!

The Letter in the Bottle

stay in video window - watch the clip - click on chap at bottom of pane - then click on 11-17 at top of pane - click on 2nd pic the words then watch

7 years ago when my son Kim was 13 we found a letter in a  bottle on the beach at Warden Bay. The letter was beautifully presented and written in French.  Karen Liebreich my work colleague at the time and  friend wrote a book about her journey to find the writer of that letter which was an extremely emotional and moving tribute to her son. The book has just been released in France and we have been doing a bit of promotion.  

Tuesday, 12 May 2009


Our world is a beautiful and wondrous place, 
just look around you, but this time really look

This piece will be shown at Canterbury College for the 2009 BA Show

Monday, 11 May 2009

You are invited to my Big BA show

We are working really hard to complete all our work at present. Sorting out printing, invites, posters the catalogue price lists, statements portfolios etc getting our selves ready to go out into the real world - scary stuff. Private View should be a really big affair so please come further details are also available at
Thanks Colin for letting us host our show page with the Polka Dot Art Centre

Swale Arts Meeting

Swale Arts meets in the Red Lion Pub Sittingbourne High Street 1st Monday of each month at 8pmish 
These are friendly informal meetings and are open to all artists in the Swale Area.
We are at present discussing 
The Polka Dot – Exhibitions for the year – We want to create a programme of event -
Cantiana Arts Festival – Saturday 18th July Lynsted Church -
Artists in the Wood – Sunday 12th July - Oare Gunpowder works
Swale Arts Forum – Next Meeting is May 13th at the Avenue Theatre 6.30pm –8pm discussing promotion of events through the Forum - - please feel free to attend
The Swale Film Festival – July 9th, 10th and 11th Avenue Theatre - - This year they are again showing amazing films
Swale Celebration of Culture – Saturday 24th October
Avenue Theatre - - thanks to everyone there – they have some great productions coming up especially this weekend!!!

Swale Artists can really be  proactive within the Arts in this area –– if we can create a working community and co-operate with one another in the  promotion and participation of each others events this will benefit us all –