2018 Events

Brokers Bar, Leadenhall Market I am very fortunate to be able to show my work in this lovely bar, in a truly beautiful part of the City of London, we change the show on the dates shown.

January 16th with the Maritime Art Group
April 10th all the following dates are with the Lloyd’s Art Group
July 10th
Nov 13th Christmas show

Norfolk Open Studios come and see me in Bailey St, Castle Acre, Kings Lynn
26th May – 10th June open each weekend

Maritime Art Group

Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking
25th July – August 5th

Society of Graphic Fine Art I am Vice President of the Society
RKBurt Gallery, Southwark 3rd – 13th April
Hull University Gallery 23rd July – 17th August
Menier Gallery, Southwark 1st – 14th October

Essex Art Group
The View , Epping Forest  April 8th – 13th May
Three Mills,  Mile End 5th – 11th June

Kimpton Art Festival 4th –  7th May

Ayot St Lawrence 6th – 11th June

Solo Shows

Loughton Arts Centre 20th July – 3rd August

Barbican Library, Barbican 30th August  – 27th Sept

Southend Forum Centre 18th Oct – Nov 13th


Royal Norfolk Show 26th  – 28th June
Lloyd’s Art Group 22nd – 26th Oct




2017 Events

Brokers Bar, Leadenhall Market My usual London venue where we change the show quarterly, the gallery is open at all wine bar times, please call in anytime, on the dates shown:
January 17th with Maritime Art Group
April 11th  rest of dates with Lloyd’s Art Group
July 11th
Sept 12th
Nov 14th Christmas Sale Show

Norfolk Open Studios
Please come and see me in Bailey St, Castle Acre 27th – 29th May and 10th – 11th June

Maritime Art Group
21st Feb – 4th April      Birling Gap, National Trust
5th June – 18th June   Ox market, Chichester

Society of Graphic Fine Art Society The only national drawing Society
Chesterfield Museum, Chesterfield  21st Jan to end of March
University College Hospital Gallery 2nd Feb – 22nd March
Black Swan Arts Centre, Frome, Somerset  4th – 25th March
R K Burt Gallery in Union St, Southwark 24th April – 5th May
Bankside Gallery, Next to Tate Modern Gallery 5th – 18th June
Menier Gallery, Southwark St, London 1st – 14th October
West Acre Theatre Gallery, West Acre, Norfolk mid Nov to Dec

Grierson Gallery,  Sevenoaks a lovely gallery in Sevenoaks High St part of a ‘London’ show
21st Feb – 8th March

The View, Epping Forest Visitor Centre A solo show about the forest
2nd – 30th March

Essex Art Group
2nd – 27th June at the Barbican Library , Barbican Centre, London

Kimpton Art Festival 1st – 4th May

Ayot St Lawrence Art Show 9th 12th June

Royal Norfolk Show 28th – 29th June


Lloyd’s Art Show 23rd – 27th Oct

Events 2016

It has been a very busy and successful 2015, with a highlight being the Society of Graphic Fine Art’s first visit to the Bankside Gallery,and also my appointment as Vice President of the SGFA, very much looking forward to helping steer the Society over the next couple of years.

Shows with Jackie Devereux – President of Society of Graphic Fine Art
The Barbican Library 2nd – 4th February
West Acre Theatre, Norfolk 5th Sept – 1st October

Brokers Bar, Leadenhall Market, London

My work is on view throughout the year and the exhibitions are being changed during 2016 on the following dates:

12th January Maritime Art Group
19th April Lloyd’s Art Group
12th July Lloyd’s Art Group
13th September Lloyd’s Art Group
15th November Christmas Show Lloyd’s Art Group

Norfolk Open Studios

28/29th/30th  May and 11/12th June
Please come and visit me , we are part of the Castle Acre Art Trail which has over 8 artists participating.

Society of Graphic Fine Art

Southwark Cathedral Refectory 16th Jan – 11th March
RKBurt Gallery Union Street, London 5th – 15th April
Menier Galler,
Southwark Street, London 3rd – 15th October

Maritime Art Group

Brokers Wine Bar 12th Jan – 19th April
Denbies Wine Estate  
23rd May – 5th June

Chelmsford Art Group

RHS Hyde Hall 13/14th February Valentines Day
Annonay, France 5th – 9th May

Southend Art Club

RHS Hyde Hall 30th June – 11th July
Cliffs Pavillion

Royal Norfolk Show 29th – 30th June

Events 2015

2015 promises to be a busy year with my normal annual events alongside a few new ones.

Brokers Wine Bar, Leadenhall Market, London A permanent gallery in the wine bar where the paintings are changed every few months, during the Spring I will be showing as part of the Maritime Art Group, and the rest of the time as part of the Lloyd’s of London Art Group.

Norfolk Open Studios Weekends 23-25th May and 6-7th June
Please come and join us on the Castle Acre Trail, we have more than 8 artists in this beautiful village to view.

Society of Graphic Fine Arts Bankside Gallery – 29th June – 6th June
A new event for the Society and a great showing opportunity.
SGFA Annual Show Menier Gallery – 5th – 17th October
SGFA at RKB Gallery, Union Street, Southwark 13th – 24th April

Maritime Art Group
Denbies Wine Estate , Dorking 25th May – 7th June
Birling Gap Hotel, Near Eastbourne , East Sussex –
2nd June – 31st August
Alexanders Gallery, St Katherine’s Dock 12th – 21st September part of the Thames Festival

Southend Art Group
at Cliffs Pavillion 9th – 12th April and 27th August – 30th August
I will also be doing a sketching workshop at the cottage used by the Group on the 11th July.

Essex Art Group
Gallery 54 in Shepherds Market 
The View, Visitor Centre, Epping Forest and The Temple, Wanstead
1st May -7th June

Lloyd’s of London Art Group
Annual art show 26th – 30th October in the Old Library, Lloyd’s of London

Exhibitions in Churches
St Mary’s Hadleigh, Suffolk 1st – 11th April
Eye Parish Church, Suffolk, 21st – 24th August
Ayot St Lawrence 6th – 8th June
Kimpton Art Show 1st – 4th May

Agricultural Shows
Royal Norfolk Show
1st -2nd July,
Tendring Hundred Show 11th July
Royal Bath and West Show 27th – 30th May

I look forward to seeing you at any of the above events.


Events 2014
Solo Events
Southwark Cathedral 25th Jan – 8th March
First solo show of the year
Norfolk Open Studios Weekends 25th/26th May and 8/9th June
Please come and see us in Castle Acre,Norfolk where we are part of the Castle Acre Trail

I will be showing with various groups during the year listed below :

Society of Graphic Fine Art The premier National drawing Society
The Barbican Library 7th Jan – 29th Jan
R K Burt Gallery 7th – 18th July
Mernier Gallery 6th – 19th October

Maritime Art Group affiliated with the Royal Society of Marine Artists 
Brokers Bar, Leadenhall Market, London 14th Jan – 18th March
Framlingham School 11th – 13th April
The Barbican Library, London 1st – 28th May
Bucklers Hard Hotel, Dorset  August

Southend Art Group An Essex Art Group offering so much to it’s members

The Cliffs Pavillion  28th – 30th March
September Show

Lloyd’s Art Group
Lloyd’s of London Old Library  28th October – 1st November

Events 2012

The Barbican Library 1st February – 27th February

This will be my first show in 2012, and a solo show at a really impressive venue. The title of the show will be ‘ A year in the Life’ and I will be looking to show all the travel I have undertaken over the last few years.

Southwark Cathedral March 6th – April 17th

Another solo show this time in the Refectory of the Cathedral. I will be looking to reflect the local environment in my show, the location of the Cathedral on the river and near the vibrant market of Borough Market.

Society of Graphic Fine Arts at The Meeting Place Gallery, Ilminster 16th – 28th April 2012

Members  of the Society will be exhibiting in the South West of England at Ilminster, Somerset.

Norfolk Open Studios 26th April – 10th June 2012

I will be opening my studio in Castle Acre for a couple of weekends during the Open Studios and am also exploring the possibility of having a gallery at The George and Dragon, Newton. More on that when it is sorted.


Atelier East, Wisbech 

I took part in two shows in Wisbech, one a solo show at Octavia View, which has a lovely gallery space amidst their  work towards helping the homeless. Also was part of Atelier East Summer Show at the Wisbech Museum. Both shows were very interesting to take part in, as have previously little knowledge of Wisbech, but have found it a lovely little Georgian town.

Tendring Hundred Show

I took part in the agricultural show at Tendring Hundred, which occurred during the period of really heavy rain, but it was stil fun to take part.

R.K.Burt Gallery – Society of Graphic Fine Art

Group show at the lovely R.K.Burt gallery. R.K .Burt are a paper wholesaler who have a gallery which is mailnly used for post graduate art shows.


Burnham Market Church

Group of artist joining to sell their art work to help raise funds for the church.

Bucklers Hard Hotel – Maritime Art Group

The beautiful 5* Bucklers Hard Hotel, very kindly allow us to use their Conference Room as a gallery space during August, with some of the proceeds going towards the Royal Lifeboat Charity. Sales were good for the group, with lots of good comments on the quality of the art work.


Lloyd’s Art Group – October 29th – 2nd November

Our annual show in the Old Library, Lloyd’s of London, the Private View is on the 30th October. If you would like to get to the PV please email me as security at Lloyd’s is quite strict.

Framlingham College – Maritime Art Group

Am taking part with the Maritime Art Group at Framlingham College on October 26/27/28, in aid of the charity Help the Heroes. Please get along and have a look.

Society of Graphic Fine Art – Mernier Gallery

The annual show of the SGFA, lots of good work and sales.

George and Dragon Pub – Newton by Castle Acre on the Breckland Art Trail
A Christmas show to tie in with the Beckland Art Trail ( 1st December – 9th December ), the show at the George will be on until Christmas. The George serves great food and beer, drop in and see the show during pub opening hours

Big Blue Sky Gallery at Wells next The Sea

The Gallery are showing some of my paintings as part of their Christmas shows, and they holding a few late night showings.

Check out the website.

Events for 2011

2011 has been a busy year with participation in the Essex Art Group Show at Number 54 Gallery in Mayfair, the Norfolk Open Studios in May ( part of the Castle Acre Trail ), a permanent  Solo Show at The Broker’s Wine Bar in Leadenhall Market www.brokerswinebar.co.uk.

April 2011 The Assembly House     www.assemblyhouse.co.uk

A solo show at the Nouverre Gallery

April 2011 National Maritime Museum

Participation in the Art Group show, awarded a prize.

June 2011 Halesworth Gallery     www.halesworthgallery.co.uk

Participation in a 3 man show

June 2011 Ripley Arts Centre, Bromley   www.bromleyarts.com

Solo show

July 2011 Tendring  Hundred Show

Participation in a 2 day show

August 2011 St Martin in the Fields  Lloyd’s Art Group

I helped put together a show which featured a number of Lloyd’s Group artists.

August 2011 Burnham Market Church

A show to raise funds for the church at probably the richest village in Norfolk.

August 2011 Bucklers Hard Hotel

A show run by the Maritime Art Group in the 5 star hotel in Bucklers Hard, Hampshire.

September 2011 Fakenham Contemporary Art Show

A selected show with over 30 participating artists, our group of golfers went along to the Private View.

October 2011 Society of Graphic Fine Arts Show at the Mernier Gallerywww.sgfa.co.uk

Annual show at the Old Chocolate Factory premises.

October 2011 Lloyd’s Art Club at the Old Library, Lloyd’s of London


The annual show for the group with the Private View on the 1st November.

Brokers Bar, Leadenhall Market, City of London


We will be rehanging a show on the 30th November with a Private View from 5.30.

Leadenhall Market was the game market for the City of London in Victorian times and still operated as such up till the 1970′s and 1980′s. Today it is reinventing itself as a restaurant and cafe scene, with market stalls selling art and antiques.

Events for 2010

The Drawing London group

www.drawinglondon.org.uk will be holding their next exhibition in the Barbican Library, www.barbican.org.uk. It’s theme will be ‘Alleyways and Backwaters of London’ and will hosted by Bill Aldridge, www.billaldridge.com. Les will be participating and there will be an opportunity to see the sketchbooks of the group which regularly sketch around London at attractive locations. Dates for the exhibition are 2nd- 24th February 2010.

Events for 2009

Society of Graphic Fine Artists

Les will be participating the annual show at the Menier Gallery,http://www.meniergallery.co.uk/ from the 5th – 10th October. and will be leading a workshop entitled’ Drawing with a sketchbook in the urban environment’.

Essex Art Club

Essex Art Club Essex Art Club will be holding their annual show at Wanstead House on the 10-11th October 2009.

Brokers Wine Bar

Leadenhall Market in the City of London 5 members of the Lloyd’s Art Group hold exhibitions through the year at this popular wine bar in the heart of the City of London. Located near Lloyd’s and the Bank of England this market area has been transformed into a lively restaurant and bar area.

www.brokerswinebar.co.uk , www.leadenhallmarket.co.uk,www.cityoflondon.gov.uk

The Assembly House, Norwich

Les has been invited to put on an individual show in the Ivory Bar and cafe, from 1st -29th November. This historic venue is in the heart of Norwich, Norfolk and frequently hosts exhibitions and events through the year.http://www.assemblyhousenorwich.co.uk/k

Lloyd’s Art Group

The annual show of the Group will be on for a week this year from the 30th November – 5th December in the Old Library, Lloyd’s.

Past Events in 2008

St James Church, Castle Acre, Norfolk.  June 5 and 6th 2008

An exhibition for the Friends of the Church. http://www.narvalleygroup.org.uk

St Nicholas Church, Kings Lynn July 12th – 26th     

Participating in the West Norfolk Artists Association Exhibition.


Society of Graphic Artists Annual Exhibition – September 30th – 11th October 2008

Society of Graphic Artists Annual Exhibition at Mernier’s Gallery in Cork Street. Details at http://www.sgfa.org.uk

Urban Jungle – Trees for London.  November 1st – 17th 2008

Les will be exhibiting a number of works at the Lloyd’s of London Annual Art exhibition. Full details of the event can be found a

Lloyd’s of London Art Exhibition. November 10th- 14th 2008

In the Old Library at Lloyd’s. Details at http://www.lloydsartgroup.co.uk

Norfolk OpenStudios

Les participated in the Norfolk Open Studios in May 2008 for the first time. Over 150 people visited the studio in Castle Acre village, where there are also 6 other artists and sculptors with Open Studios.