Exhibitions – Publications – Films

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“The Tale of Sawney Bean”, part 1 of my ‘one minute film’ series, the folklore of Ayrshire

Cumbria magazine – I’m now writing an article each issue on the topic of Cumbrian folklore. My first, November 2020.

“Adam Bell, the Robin Hood of the North”, part 4 of my ‘one minute film’ series

Nadur, a performance art and film project in collaboration with bardsea-green films. Nadur (nature in Gaelic) is a narrative to wildlife decline, biodiversity loss, and pollution of our ecosystems.

OPUS, a new series of experimental film of poetry, film and music. A collaboration with bardsea-green films and tsg music.

A new series of paintings, gouache on paper, entitled “Often I stop, and look back”

Interviewed as the Bard of Cumberland for Lancs Live, an online news service covering Lancashire and Cumbria

Interviewed as the Bard of Cumberland for The Folklore Podcast, episode 73

“Dunmail, the last King of Cumbria”, part 3 of my ‘one minute film’ series

“The Janet Tree”, part 2 of my ‘one minute film’ series

Bard of Cumberland website launched


Winner of the Kent Valley Award for ‘Best Work on Paper’ at the Lake Artists Society Summer Exhibition, Grasmere, UK

“Cernunnos Horned God of Rheged” short film

“The Boggart of Leece”, the first of a new series of ‘one minute films’. A filmmaking and storytelling collaboration with Bardsea-Green Films, as the Bard of Cumberland


Re envisioning the Goddess solo exhibition of paintings, Swarthmoor, UK

“The Story of the Three Little Pigs” short film


Come and Play with Mr Rae experimental short film exhibited as part of FON 4.5, Barrow-in-Furness, UK

The Last King of Cumbria short film

#LostLaika short film


Founded ‘Bardsea-Green Films’ with Paul A. Rigg

Awarded Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts; FRSA


Family Dynamics collaboration with Lakes Collective, Grasmere, UK

Poem of the Man-God solo exhibition of paintings, Swarthmoor, UK


ARTober Sine Dubio Arts Festival, Windermere, UK

“Holy Detritus” with The Wordsworth Trust and St. Oswald’s Church, Grasmere, UK

“A Little Birdhouse In Your Soul”
Solo exhibition of paintings. Stable Gallery, Ulverston, UK

The Lake Artists Society Summer Exhibition. Grasmere, UK

“Nine Lives”.
Solo Exhibition of paintings and poetry in Swarthmoor, UK


painting commissions, including “Structura I-IV” in The Lounge, Kendal, UK


“Red Wine, White Lies”. Group show, Carlisle, UK


Member of the “Eyelevel Artists Co-operative”.
Group show entitled “Coffee Morning”, St. Cuthbert’s Church, Carlisle, UK


“Heartbeat”, video and performance art. Borlange, Sweden

“Make Capitalism History” performance art at G8 Summit, Edinburgh, UK


“Blank Cheque”. Group show, Carlisle, UK


BA with Honours in Fine Art, Cumbria Institute of the Arts
Studied painting under Kevin Philips


HNC Art & Design, Ayr College
Studied painting under Michael G Clark


“Peace”. Solo exhibition of paintings in Islamabad, Pakistan


“Dalton Storm” Collective. Artists, poets and musicians engaged in guerrilla art, performance art, and spoof documentary



Interview with BBC Countryfile programme, discussing my upcoming project in Pakistan


Continue to write Zen poetry and haiku. Published in UK and overseas
A selection is contained within The National Poetry Library


Interview with BBC Radio Scotland, discussing my Botany thesis


BSc with Honours in Botany, University of Glasgow