Exhibitions (& other Events) - Current, Future & Past

Current Exhibitions (& other events) -
as at 18th December 2010

I currently have work on display in the following Exhibitions:-

Papworth Hospital Garden Restaurant, Papworth, Cambridgeshire

18 examples of my work (framed A3 & A4 prints) have been on display and available for sale in Papworth Hospital's Garden Restaurant since July 2009.

The restaurant is open to staff, patients and visitors with large numbers of people passing through every day. I'm pleased to say that my work has attracted some very complimentary comments, with a steady rate of sales and my prints of one of Papworth's iconic Black Swans are proving to be very popular leaving presents for departing staff!

Papworth is a hospital with which I have a very long standing connection (my wife being a Papworth patient) and is undoubtedly one of the finest specialist cardiac hospitals in the world.

Note - This Exhibition is running for an indefinite period, after which it is my intention to donate some of the prints on display to the hospital for the continuing enjoyment of staff, patients and visitors.

My sincere thanks to Liz Bush (the Papworth Hospital Arts Co-ordinator) for all her help in arranging this Exhibition and for dealing with sales, etc.


ALS Autos, Main St, Little Downham, Ely, Cambridgeshire - from 27th July 2010 for an indefinite period

A seemingly unlikely venue for an Exhibition but at the kind invitation of the owners - my very good friends Tony & Linda Summersgill - I currently have some 18 framed examples of my work on display in their showroom.

It was Linda's idea to give their customers something other than pictures of cars to look at whilst waiting for their own cars to be serviced, MOT'd, etc. and my photos have proved to be very popular with a surprising number of sales.

What a great idea it's turned out to be - thank you Linda (and Tony) for this opportunity to display/sell my work.

Incidentally, Tony & Linda have been supplying/servicing my family's cars for as long as I can remember and offer the best and most reliable/trustworthy service I have ever come across in the motor trade. For more details see here - http://www.skoda.co.uk/retailers/als_lock/home.aspx


Future Exhibitions (& other events)

Cambridge Open Studios - July 2011

I am now a member of Cambridge Open Studios and will be taking part in the 2011 OPEN STUDIOS event by exhibiting a selection of my work in the setting of my own prize-winning wildlife garden (where much of my photography takes place) over 3 or possibly 4 weekends during July 2011.

Cambridge Open Studios exists to promote the making of original works of art and craft and to provide an opportunity for the public to become involved in the arts by meeting artists in their studios, seeing their work and how it is produced.

Established as a Company Limited by Guarantee in 1997, it is run by its members without outside financial support. The centrepiece of its calendar is an annual OPEN STUDIOS event that takes place across four weekends in July, when over 200 people in and around Cambridge open their studios and put their work, and how it is made, on display.

NB. Please 'phone me on 07966 465775 for details of opening times, etc before visiting

For more details see - http://www.camopenstudios.co.uk/home
and - http://www.camopenstudios.co.uk/node/2495


Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Reserve at Welney, Norfolk - January & February 2012

At the kind invitation of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) I shall be exhibiting some 30 - 40 examples of my work in the Gallery at their excellent Welney Reserve Visitor Centre throughout January and February of 2012.

As a member of the WWT and a regular visitor to Welney, I am extremely grateful to the WWT for this opportunity to show some of my images to their many visitors and at the height of their 'Swan season'.

Normal admission times and terms will apply. See here for details -


Details of other Exhibitions and events planned for 2011 and beyond have yet to be finalised and full details will appear here in due course.


Past Exhibitions (& other events)

November 2008 - My first solo exhibition!

During the period from the 1st to the 8th November 2008 I held my first solo exhibition here in my home village of Longstanton, Cambridge.

It was held at the Cambridge Golf Club clubhouse by kind invitation of the course owner Mr Ken Green and was far more successful than I anticipated, with more than 300 visitors during the course of the week and some very complimentary remarks about many of the 60 images on display (all of which now feature on this website).

Sales of prints and photocards also far exceeeded my expectations with 10% of the sale proceeds being donated to the RSPB and it is certainly very encouraging to know that so much of my work has sufficient public appeal that people are willing to buy it!

My thanks to everyone who attended and especially to Ken Green for giving me the opportunity and encouragement to showcase my work.

Here's some examples of the photos I had on display:-


March 2009 - 'Mad March Hares' Exhibition at Haddenham Galleries

I was pleased to be invited to participate in this Exhibition which ran for 3 weeks from the 7th to the 29th March 2009.

Haddenham Galleries is located in the village of Haddenham, near Ely and has been described in regional newspapers and magazines as 'a must place to visit' and 'one of the finest and most interesting galleries in the eastern region'.

It is not just another gallery where you can buy a painting to go on your wall but "an Aladdin's cave" of three galleries, a sculpture garden, gift shop and tea room.

The Art Gallery is now recognised as one of the finest in East Anglia and hosts approximately nine exhibitions each year, held in the light exhibition space and showing work for sale by national and local artists, makers and photographers.

Three of my Brown Hare images featured in the Exhibition as both framed and mounted A3 or A4 prints and as Photocard/notelets -

Please see the Mammals Gallery for larger versions of these 3 shots

Sales were very good with some very complimentary comments - my thanks to everyone who attended and to Melinda and Charlie at Haddenham Galleries.

For more details of Haddenham Galleries see - www.haddenhamgallery.co.uk


5th & 6th June 2009 - 'Photographic Delight' Exhibition at All Saints Church, Longstanton, Cambridge

I was delighted to be asked by the Friends of All Saints Church to be one of only two exhibitors at this event, my co-exhibitor being local professional photographer Ian McCarney whose mind-blowing and very different work can be seen at www.cambridge360.com

The local Heritage Society also had a display of archive photographs of village people, events and activities going back over the years and many of which were the work of local photographer Tom Eaton.

The event started with a preview evening on Friday the 5th of June at which I was asked to give a short presentation on the theme of 'the stories behind the photos' and with the main subjects being Woodpeckers, Otters, Barn Owls, Hares and - of course - Kingfishers. My presentation ended with a short audio visual display covering a year in the life of a pair of Kingfishers and the whole thing was very well received by those present.

On Saturday the 6th of June the exhibition was very well attended with a steady stream of visitors throughout the day and I'm pleased to say that my framed A3 prints proved very popular with total sales of my work very nearly reaching £1000, of which I have donated £100 to the Friends of All Saints Church.

There was also a photographic competition with categories for adults and children and I was given the difficult task of choosing the winners!

It was a very successful event for all concerned and I am grateful to the 'Friends' for inviting me to participate.


June 2009 - 'The Garden Party' Exhibition at Haddenham Galleries

20 examples of my work featured in this Exhibition, including framed A3 & A4 prints, mounted (but unframed) prints and blank Photocard/Notelets. The exhibition featured work from various artists and with a very diverse range of styles and exhibits.


9th July 2009 - my 2nd solo Exhibition at the Boardwalk Centre, IQ Cambridge (formerly Cambridge Research Park)

This one day Exhibition was held at the Boardwalk Centre conference suite and cafe bar of the Cambridge Research Park - now known as IQ Cambridge - by kind invitation of the leading international property company SEGRO (Slough Estates Group) who manage the park and Aramark who run the Centre and provide catering services to the park.

The park is set in 112 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds with a number of lakes and its very own nature reserve - see www.iq-cambridge.com for more details.

The Exhibition featured some 50 examples of my work with a selection of framed and mounted prints and photocard/notelets on sale.

It was tied in with a Photography Competition organised for those who work on the park and of which I was proud to be invited to be one of the judges. There were some excellent entries and my Congratulations go to the winners and to all those who entered.

Many thanks to Andrew Thomas (the Boardwalk Centre Manager) and to Nikke Hawksley for making this Exhibition possible.


Papworth Hospital CTBI Unit, Papworth, Cambridgeshire

As a result of the success of my ongoing Exhibition in the Garden Restaurant - see above - I was invited to display a further 20 examples of my work (all framed A3 prints) in the reception, corridors, stairway and other public areas of Papworth's CTBI (CardioThoracic BioIncubator) Unit.

This is a specialist innovation and enterprise facility providing office space and bespoke laboratory facilities to pioneer cutting-edge developments in diagnostic technology and medical treatment of cardiovascular disease.

This Exhibtion ran from Sept 2009 to April 2010 and my thanks go to Liz Bush (the Papworth Hospital Arts Co-ordinator) for all her help in arranging it.


Friday 4th December 2009 – “Christmas Crafts, Carols and Chestnuts” evening at Wicken Fen National Trust Nature Reserve, Wicken, Near Ely, Cambs.

“Enjoy a lantern-lit festive evening at the Fen. The Boardwalk will be lit, with music, hot punch and chestnuts and a Christmas shopping evening with a difference with local craft makers at the Fen too. The Visitor Centre, Café and Wren Building will all be open”.

Not really an ‘Exhibition’ as such but an event which I attended at the National Trust's kind invitation and where I displayed/sold a selection of my work in the form of framed and mounted prints and Photocard/Notelets – some with a special/novelty Christmas theme!

A lovely evening which I hope the Trust will repeat in future years.


Monday 7th December 2009 - Saturday 2nd January 2010 - The Exchange Gallery, Saffron Walden Library, King St, Saffron Walden, Essex

I was delighted to have my work accepted by the selection panel for display in my 3rd solo Exhibition held at the Exchange Gallery between the above dates.

Approximately 24 framed A3 & A4 prints plus a selection of mounted prints and photocard/notelets were on display and available for sale.

It proved to be a very successful exhibition with good sales and lots of lovely complimentary comments in the visitors' book.

My sincere thanks go to the staff of the Library for all their assistance.


Saturday 1st to Monday 3rd May 2010 - Wicken Fen National Trust Nature Reserve, Wicken, Near Ely, Cambs

At the National Trust's very kind invitation I held my 4th solo Exhibition at Britain's oldest nature reserve over the early May 2010 Bank Holiday weekend, when I displayed more than 80 examples of my work - including framed A3 & A4 prints, mounted A4 prints and Photocard/Notelets.

Despite fairly poor weather for 2 of the 3 days, the exhibition was very well attended with some 400+ visitors and sales were excellent - I even sold some examples of my work to other photographers!

My thanks to all the NT staff at Wicken for their assistance and especially to Isabel Sedgwick for making the event possible.