Photograph by Andrew Shaylor

Photograph by Tessa Bunney

Photograph by Tessa Bunney


As an American-British artist, I identify very strongly with the English tradition for seascape painting while still retaining a certain "midwestern" eye for landscape with flat perspective and vast open spaces. Born in Chicago, after 25 years in Britain I finally found my way to Yorkshire and now work from my studio in Scarborough. Half artist, half scientist, I bring my academic knowledge of geology and astronomy to the artwork - aiming to capture the mechanics of light and the visual patterns of sedimentary processes.

My work has been shown at galleries across the country and is collected internationally. I’ve had to honour to exhibit with the Pastel Society, Royal Society of Marine Artists, the National Maritime Museum, Dulwich Picture Gallery, at the Derwent Art Prize, and galleries on Cork Street. Projects have included astronomy drawing workshops with the Essex Wildlife Trust, a drawing residency on the New Jersey coast, painting residency on the Newfoundland coast, and time at the National Maritime Museum using their historic Camera Obscura.

Publications and Interviews

Saltwick: An artist's notebook; published by Grejczik Gallery, 2016
Scenes of Art & Science; published by Grejczik Gallery, 2015
East Coast art: Rock, Paper, Pencil; [Link to article] feature in Yorkshire Post, 2015
Sea, Sky and Stone; Artist sketchbook, 2014
On Sublimity and Synaesthesia, Stephen Baycroft, 2013
UKHandmade [Link to article] - The road less travelled
Be Smart About Art - 10 questions with artist Tina Mammoser [Link to article]


Recent solo exhibitions
Jul 2018   After the Ice, The Gallery, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
Jan-Feb 2018 Beyond Form, The Bowery, Leeds
Aug 2016    Light, Grejczik Gallery
Feb 2016    Sea & Stone, Grejczik Gallery
July 2015    Dogger, Grejczik Gallery, Scarborough
Mar 2012    Testing the Sublime Limits of Vision, NoFormat Gallery, London
Mar 2010    Dark, Paul McPherson Gallery, London

Selected group and juried exhibitions
Jan 2018 The Artillery, at According to McGee, York
Aug-Sep 2017  Wish You Were Here, Woodend Creative, Scarborough
Jan-Mar 2017  East Coast Open, Scarborough Museums Trust
Jan-Mar 2017  To Please a Few, Cupola Contemporary Art, Sheffield
Jul-Aug 2016  Woodend Summer Open, Woodend Creative, Scarborough
July 2016 Platform Open Arts, Morphets of Harrogate
June 2016 Mycelium, AppleStore Gallery, Hereford
Aug-Sep 2015  Wish You Were Here, Woodend Creative, Scarborough
Jun 2015 3 Views, Grejczik Gallery, Scarborough
Jan-Mar 2015 East Coast Open, Scarborough Museums Trust
Nov-Dec 2014 Drawing: The Probity of Art, Palace Hub Gallery, Redcar
Oct 2013 Art.Science.Gallery, Austin, TX, USA    
Oct 2013 Contemporary Female Masters, Sofia Gallery, Bulgarian Embassy 
Sep 2013 Derwent Art Prize, Mall Galleries, London    
Jan 2013 AmericanBrits, two-artist show, Gallery 27, Cork Street, London    
2008-2014 Various seasonal group exhibitions, Blackheath Gallery
2008-2012 Annual Cork Street Open Exhibition, The Gallery on Cork Street
Mar-Apr 2011 Venice, Blackheath Gallery
Dec-Jan 2011 Quay Arts Open, Isle of Wight

Residencies and Projects
Apr 2015  Colour in Art and Planets, Hubble 25th Anniversary, EWT Thurrock
2013-2014  Series of Astronomy and Art talks, EWT, Thurrock
Jan 2012    Drawing artist in Residence, Ocean Grove, NJ, USA
Feb 2002    Artist in Residence, Pouch Cove, Newfoundland
Mar 2002    Camera Obscura project, Royal Observatory, Greenwich

Other selected events & fairs
Affordable Art Fair, London (2002-2018)
North Yorkshire Open Studios (2015, 2017, 2019)
Urban Art, Deptford (2003-2012)
Second Floor Studio & Art, Open studios (2010-2012)
Featured in “FaceJacker”, Channel 4, filmed in Blackheath Gallery
Fulham Palace Art Fair (2010, 2011)
Greenwich Open Studios (2008, 2009)
The Northern Art Fair, Harrogate (2008)
Chelsea Art Fair (2008)
Charity art auction in benefit of The Medical Foundation ( (2008)
National Society Annual Exhibition, Whitely’s, London (2001-2005)
Lee Green Open Studios, London (2001-2007)
Glasgow Art Fair (2004, 2005)
Art Ireland (2003-2005)