Hi, I'm Vonnie. I'm a printmaker. 'Cogbeetle' is all about creative journeys and my passion for art and nature. I'm a member of the 'Artist Collective' at Westbury Arts Centre in Milton Keynes. My work is  very much inspired by the ever-changing spaces I see and experience around me. I have a profound respect for the natural and historical world and for its conservation.
 

I produce lino prints using the lino-reduction technique; and collograph prints. I also paint and draw as inspiration for my printmaking. Always mindful of this beautiful planet we live on, I use environmentally friendly materials in the production of my work and in the cleaning up afterwards. My packaging is also compostable.

 

I produce work for exhibition, for sale; and I'm also available for commissions and teaching workshops in printmaking and design skills.
 

I graduated with a BA(Hons) in Fine Art and non-European (African, Melanesian, Chinese and Japanese) Art History at Birmingham School of Art in 1993 and went on to complete a Masters degree in Art & Design Education at De Montfort University in Leicester in 2001. I am CTLLS (Adult Education teaching) qualified (2007). I have worked and taught in higher and further education for most of my career; in curriculum delivery, media production/evaluation, distance learning, online learning, pedagogical research and adult education. When I'm not at Westbury, I work in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at The Open University.

Exhibition of artwork

 

Westbury Arts Centre - Milton Keynes - April 2022

Shakespeare Spring Event - Group exhibition of works inspired by Shakespeare

 

Westbury Arts Centre - Milton Keynes - November 2021

Winter Art & Craft Market – Open studio event

 

Westbury Arts Centre – Heritage Open Days- September 2021

Open studio event

 

Hotbed Press 20:20 print exchange 2021

An exchange of hand-pulled prints by international printmakers

 

Westbury Arts Centre – Milton Keynes - August 2021

‘The Art of Hand-Pulled Printmaking’ - solo exhibition of lino-reduction prints

 

Westbury Arts Centre – Milton Keynes - September 2020

‘Wolverton Works Windows’ - solo exhibition of lino-reduction prints

 

Bucks Art Weeks – June 2020, 2021 & 2022

Open studio events in working studio with printmaking demonstrations

 

Woodend Gallery, Scarborough - January 2020

Brontë p.200 Exhibition - an exhibition by 200 UK artists depicting pages from Anne Brontë's novel 'The Tenant of Wildfell Hall' - Curated by Lindsey Tyson

 

Westbury Arts Centre – Milton Keynes - November 2019

Winter Fayre – Open studio event

 

Westbury Arts Centre – Milton Keynes - October 2019

‘Inspired by Bauhaus’ – A group exhibition of textile art curated by ‘Mix3d Stitch’

 

Cornerstone Gallery MK – April - 2018

‘Shape & form - textiles inspired by architecture’ – Curated by Jane Charles

 

AIM Gallery Milton Keynes - 2010

‘Aiming to excel’ – Exhibition of work by ACE City & Guilds 'Creative Techniques' learners and tutors

 

Aylesbury Boys Grammar School - 1997

An annual exhibition of local artists

 

Bromham Mill - 1996

An exhibition of works by members of the Bedfordshire Artists Group

 

Westbury Farm – Milton Keynes - 1996

An exhibition of works by Associate Members of the Silbury Group 

 

Galley Hill Arts Workshop - 1995

An exhibition of works by studio artists at Galley Hill Arts Centre in Milton Keynes

 

Birmingham School of Art - 1993

BA(Hons) Fine Art - Degree show

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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