PD T for Parkinson’s charity

With the valued assistance of Green Door Printmaking Studio, Derby I have produced some T-shirts and Polos for sale, net proceeds to Parkinson’s Disease charities.

Available in white and grey and all sizes subject to sales of the first production run the idea is not just to raise money for charity but also to raise awareness of the everyday impacts of this condition. Hope you are not offended by the headline message!

Ts £10 each (printed on the front)

Polos £12 each (printed on the back)


International Print Exchange (IPE) 2019

I was very pleased to participate in IPE 2019 organised by Green Door Printmaking Studio, Derby as one of 286 artists worldwide. My screenprint, “The Shimmering” is shown top right:



Exhibiting at Nou Wave #1 art London

Four pieces on display and for sale from Friday 15th November at Nou Wave #1 at the Old Biscuit Factory, Bermondsey.

Exhibition online catalogue https://issuu.com/nouwavegallery/docs/catalogue_nou_wave_1_the_old_biscuit_factory_onlin?fbclid=IwAR1afsZJPD0Gu7f_BKA4jEQhGV13E4c4teZwtyM3Tgvu6nMbrpf1m2u_T2w


Virtual Gallery Walkthrough now online

A “Virtual Gallery” walkthrough is now available on line at http://v21artspace.com/michael-hill-summerhouse-exhibitions


This was produced by Joe Clarke of V21 Artspace  based in Derby. The VG shows work from inception in January 2018 to May 2019, categorized into three main categories – Abstract, Experimental and Large Works.

Recorded in our garden summerhouse with limited space the workthrough shows the capabilities of the technology away from a traditional gallery and for the first time since I started to create art shows all my work in a single place.

Adding colour to Derby London Road Hospital

Two works recently on display at the Derby Royal Hospital Air Arts exhibition have now “migrated” to the staff area at the Winter Pressures ward at London Road Community Hospital. Commented Fi Burke, Air Arts Visual Arts Curator “staff love them thank you and specifically asked for yours at their nurse’s station to liven it up.  It is a busy area but your art still shines!”


Canart “Fallen” on show at Derby Enterprise Centre

The latest Canart work, “Fallen”, will be on show at the University of Derby Enterprise Centre from February to June 2019 alongside work by other artists.

Fallen depicts a World War One battle scene emphasising the new mechanical nature of war and sadly the spectacular beauty of explosions that have such destructive capabilities.

CanArt on show at Norfolk Gallery

Two early examples of CanArt work, CanArt Collage and Sphinx,  are on show at the School House Gallery, Wighton, near Wells next the Sea, Norfolk.

School House Gallery has an enviable reputation for showing contemporary art since 1983 including artists such as Alfred Cohen, David Hockney and John McLean.

Exhibit at Banks Mill Open Studios November 2018


This was my first experience of an open art exhibition over three days at Banks Mill in in Derby. I displayed my full range of work – abstract, Canart, LED light sculptures and gift items.

It was a real learning experience in a great atmosphere. My advice to any artist doing their first exhibition is to focus on a single theme or aspect of your work rather than trying to show everything you do. This way you are less likely to confuse clients over what you do and you begin to build your reputation in a particular field of work.

First exhibition at Airarts, Royal Derby Hospital

In October 2018 I was thrilled to be able to act both as a volunteer and exhibitor at the latest Airarts exhibition and programme at Royal Derby Hospital.

Having received excellent care during a hospital stay in early 2018 I felt that I needed to show my gratitude by becoming a volunteer for the arts programme whilst providing me with practical experience of installation, running a launch event and liaising with other artists.

Hopefully I was able to provide some additional help to Programme Manager, Fi Burke, and her team and I welcomed the opportunity to show 10 of my works in the area next to the Rehabilitation Unit on Floor 1.

See Airarts at: www.airarts.net