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Lecturer in Art

Art is quite exceptional in its ability to make us think and feel through visual experience.

Art History equips us with aesthetic understanding, critical skills and a knowledge of historical and stylistic contexts. It helps us to see more.

On this site you will find information about my art gallery talks, lectures, study days and courses. Please join me and open your eyes to art.

Upcoming Events

A belated Happy New Year. Prep for the spring term is always a bit of a squeeze over the Christmas period! 

This term we will be enjoying the Classical myths - 'Stories of Gods and Heroes' - in our Cheltenham course. A must-see exhibition related to this will be 'Titian: Love, Death and Desire' from 16th March at The National Gallery.

Our Thornbury group will continue examining 'An Era and its Art: the 19th Century'. For this I would recommend 'Turner's Modern World' at Tate Britain in the autumn.

Upcoming Arts Society engagements take me across the UK as far as Belfast as well as to a fairly young society in Teulada on the Costa Blanca. 

Amongst my most frequently requested Arts Society lectures are those on 17th Century Dutch art and on women artists. I am hugely looking forward to seeing two further exhibitions at the National Gallery this spring: 'Nicolaes Maes: Dutch Painter of the Golden Age' from 22nd February, and 'Artemisia', from 4th April. 

2020 is off to a flying start.