Thought Foundation, Birtley

April - June 2017

New collaborative piece made with Helen Pailing is part of the opening exhibition "Thoughtful Planet " at a brilliant new venue in Birtley. Open 10-4 Tuesdays to Saturdays.


  • Flotsam

  • Flotsam (view from below)

  • Flotsam (view from below)

  • Flotsam (detail)

Open Studio on Sunday December 4th

Come and enjoy Tea, Cake and Art at my Studio in Blackhall Mill

11am - 4pm

Browse through drawings and prints and see my latest lithograph. Contact me for further information.

Playing with Fire!

Sunderland University

14th November 2016

I have been accepted on the AA2A scheme at Sunderland University in order to use their studio facilities to develop my practice. This means that I have the opportunity to explore drawing through glass and ceramics.

During my first day, yesterday, I experimented with pyrography: drawing with hot glass.

The scheme, Artists Access to Art Colleges, provides placements for visual artists and designer makers in Higher and Further Education institutions across England.

You can see my profile on the AA2A website

  • drawing with fire


Sizzling Summer Adventures

Summer Drawing Workshops

August 2016

  • Shepherd's Dene Drawing workshops with Jenny Purrett

  • Shepherd's Dene Drawing workshops with Jenny Purrett

  • Shepherd's Dene Drawing workshops with Jenny Purrett

  • Shepherd's Dene Drawing workshops with Jenny Purrett

  • Shepherd's Dene Drawing workshops with Jenny Purrett

  • Shepherd's Dene Drawing workshops with Jenny Purrett

Students drawing in the the beautiful landscaped gardens of Shepherd's Dene near Corbridge.

Working collaboratively on massive drawings and then having time to wander in the woods to sketch and reflect. For more information on Jenny's forthcoming courses go to workshops page

Where is the line? – Meet the Artists

The Granary Gallery, Berwick upon Tweed

Saturday 26th January 2016, 2pm


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An opportunity to meet artists Jenny Purrett and Annie O'Donnell who have created drawing interventions into the Granary Gallery in response to 'Where is the line?'. Jenny and Annie will talk more about their artistic practice and the work they have created in the gallery. They will be joined by Alix Collingwood-Swinburn, Curator at mima who will talk in more detail about some of the works in the exhibition which have been drawn from mima's collection.

All welcome - no booking necessary.

Drawing on stone at Hole Editions

Collaboration with Lee Turner

August 2015




  • preparing to etch the stone

  • Lee Turner working his magic

  • First Impression

  • Decision time....

  • Final Proof

A print commission from VARC has enabled me to work with with master printer, Lee Turner to produce a lithograph. It has been a fantastic experience drawing on stone and watching as Lee works his magic. What a beautiful process. Lee now makes an edition of 30. The final print is part of a VARC exhibition at Breeze Creatives, Newcastle which opens on 20th November. If you want to put in an order, get in touch!

Exhibitions beginning April 2015

"Paper" Salisbury Arts Centre and "North" The World of Glass, St Helens

April - June 2015


An eclectic exhibitions bringing together six artists who use this most familiar material to construct their work. See paper folded, punched, shredded, cut and blasted with lead shot to create impressive artworks in three dimensions. Featuring the work Malina Busch, Stephanie Douet, Jeannie Driver, Gillian McFarland, Jenny Purrett, and Helen Snell


Diverse work by a group of artists celebrating all things Northern

  • Shot Paper showing at Salisbury Arts

  • North exhibition

Bryant Keeling painting prize

One Church street Gallery

October 2014

I am delighted to have work selected for the One Church Street Gallery open painting prize. The exhibition opens on 6th November and runs until 22nd November.

  • Elderberry pigment on paper

  • The Sum of its Parts: Elder II

The Sum of its Parts: Elder II 2014

Elderberry pigment on paper

dRAW at the Black Swan, Frome

Group Exhibition

31st May - 28th June 2014

  • Powder remains

  • Burning the line

  • Laying the line

Work by 4 artists who explore experimental methods of drawing.

For this exhibition, I made gunpowder drawings during the weekend of the private view. The images here record the process of making and burning the drawings.

For more information please visit www.blackswan.org.uk


Group Exhibition

25th April - 17th May 2014

LUME Projects in collaboration with Zara Worth present ‘Eulogy’, an exhibition of work by over thirty established and emerging artists, unpicking the enduring love affair between artist and nature. Bringing the artwork off the walls and plinths, with none of the works much above knee height and presented upon the gallery floor, the exhibition makes a floral meadow of the gallery.

Artists: Susi Bellamy, Brighid Black, Stuart Burke, Tim Croft, Charles Danby & Rob Smith, Anne Dodd, Nick Fox, Paul Goodfellow, Laura Harrington, Emma Hornsby, Alexandra Hughes, Rachael Kidd, Lucy Livingston, Birgitta Lundmark, Mark Lyons, Louise Mackenzie, Sally Madge, Craig Mayhew, David Meadows, Simon Morris, Simon Parish, Andrew Potts, Jenny Purrett, Ginny Reed, Marjolaine Ryley, Sabina Sallis, Jackie Sewell, Rachel Sharp, Jacquie Utley, Maureen Walmsley, James Watts, Jasper Weinstein Sheffield, Louise Winter, Zara Worth

LUME Projects is directed by Northumbria University Fine Art graduates Craig Mayhew, David Meadows and Andrew Potts. Fellow graduate Zara Worth takes on the role of curator. All are currently involved in Northumbria University’s Fine Art graduate programmes, including the Gallery North Internship and Graduate Studios Northumbria.

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