Projects: past, present, future…

I am delighted to have had two drawings accepted by Chelsea Art Society for their 72nd Annual Exhibition which is on from Thursday 13th until Monday 17th June 2019 at Chelsea Old Town Hall, London


I am thrilled to have received the Drawing Prize:

Heatherleys Award for Drawing 2019

for my work: Motherhood: Embrace, pastel on paper (now sold)

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An Exhibition of The Urban Landscape - landscapes with man made structures at Gallery East, Woodbridge Suffolk

opens Saturday 25 May 2019.

“With a nod to Prunella Clough who spent time painting dockers, cranes, and lorries in Lowestoft back in the 1950's, our next show ventures into the urban landscape and explores how our man made structures have form and function in the natural landscape. The artists we have chosen for this show paint, draw, or sculpt familiar structures, including cranes, piers, boatyards, river ladders, Martello towers, Cornish tin mines, and feed silos.”

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Mixed Summer Show: The Art Shop and Chapel, Abergavenny, Wales

15 June - 10 August 2019

I have landscapes, figures and still lives in this eclectic mixed show which runs throughout the summer and is on during the Abergavenny Art Festival.


Block-printer Molly Mahon invited me to take part in a pass-the-parcel sketchbook project, filling a journal with drawings and thoughts. The hard-backed sketchbook is currently travelling round the country to different artists.

Here is one of the pages I filled…

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The Fry Art Gallery, Saffron Walden, Essex, group exhibition November 2019

more details to follow…

Cwmyoy towards the stream, oil on board

Cwmyoy towards the stream, oil on board


Spring Exhibition: Glebe Gallery, Wiltshire 18-27 May 2019

A selection of my landscapes of Wales and Cornwall as well as still life drawings of food.

Several paintings were also exhibited with Secret Wardour, Tisbury, raising money for Wardour School.

Martin Freeman, Amy Shuckburgh, Danny Dyer and Lady Antonia Fraser

Martin Freeman, Amy Shuckburgh, Danny Dyer and Lady Antonia Fraser


My portrait of Harold Pinter was officially gifted to the The Harold Pinter Theatre on 14th February 2019. Lady Antonia Fraser, Pinter’s widow, chose Valentine’s Day to formally hand over the painting, which was done from sittings at Harold and Antonia’s home in the spring of 2006.

The Event also marked the end of the season ‘Pinter at the Pinter’, a run of short plays by Harold Pinter, concluding with The Dumb Waiter, starring Danny Dyer and Martin Freeman. The cast and crew all came. There were speeches and even ribbon-cutting!!

The portrait will be on permanent display in the Moonlight Bar, upstairs at the Harold Pinter Theatre, in London’s West End.

I have written about how the portrait came about for a special anthology to mark what would have been Harold Pinter’s 88th birthday, which can be bought from the Pinter Theatre foyer bookshop.


In February this year I was commissioned to paint a map of Torcello, a small island off Venice which features as a setting and as a symbol in the play Betrayal by Harold Pinter.

Limited edition signed prints of the map were given to the cast and production team, including Tom Hiddleston, Zawe Ashton and Charlie Cox, on the opening night of Betrayal at the Harold Pinter Theatre, on Wednesday 14th March 2019.


The original oil painting was given to Lady Antonia Fraser. It is seen here in the Ambassador’s Room of the theatre, but it will hang at her home once the run of Betrayal is over!

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Sarah Godwin and Amy Shuckburgh infront of the portrait of Quentin Godwin for UnMissable at The Other Art Fair

Sarah Godwin and Amy Shuckburgh infront of the portrait of Quentin Godwin for UnMissable at The Other Art Fair

My painting of missing person Quentin Godwin is included in the poignant exhibition UnMissable, an exhibition of portraits of missing people. Running from 15th March to 17th March at The Other Art Fair, hosted by Saatchi Art at The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane. The exhibition consists of 25 portraits by 25 artists marking 25 years of the charity Missing People. All works auctioned for the charity.

I painted the portrait of 18 year old Quentin with his mother Sarah. Quentin disappeared 26 years ago. I depicted them together, remembering Quentin from family photos, but also capturing his mother in light of the unthinkable loss that was to come. I spoke to Sarah at length before starting, interested in capturing her loss as much as his likeness.

Sarah wrote to me when she was first shown the portrait": ‘I'm loving your interpretation of the photo and very touched that I'm sitting alongside him. It's a truly unique experience to have a real portrait of him. Your use of colour and blending together is very peaceful and soothing. I really wasn't at all sure how I'd feel looking at it for the first time, but now I'm very happy.”

Motherhood: An Exhibition of paintings, drawings and sculpture by Amy Shuckburgh and Arabella Brooke at Olympia Auctions, 25 Blythe Road

Exhibition dates: Monday 11th - Sunday 17 February 2019

Private View: Monday 11th February 6-8pm (RSVP essential:

In Conversation: Wednesday 13th February 6-9pm I will be In Conversation with writer Clover Stroud on Wednesday 13th February discussing Motherhood and Creativity. Tickets available to buy in advance, raising money for registered charity West London Action for Children.

Read more about the work


Out of This World: Glimpses of Magic

Group exhibition at The Art Shop and Gallery, Abergavenny, Wales

from 23rd November 2018 until 17th February 2019


Exhibition of FLOWERS Francis Smith Flowers,

6 December 2018 4pm-9pm

A selection of my paintings and drawings exhibited at Francis Smith Flowers.


Chelsea Art Society 2018

Three of my paintings have been accepted by The Chelsea Art Society this year for their annual group exhibition at the Chelsea Town Hall on the Kings Road, London. Thursday 25th to Monday 29th October 2018

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My work is exhibited in a Group Show at called Foraged Collections, Upstairs at The Art Shop and Gallery, Abergavenny, Wales. On until 20th October 2018.

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PINTER AT THE PINTER, September 2018 - February 2019

Twelve years since it was painted, and ten years since last exhibited, my portrait of the late Nobel Prize-winning playwright Harold Pinter is being exhibited once again this autumn. Worked on from sittings at Harold's home in 2006, two years before he died, the portrait will be exhibited at The Harold Pinter Theatre in London for the duration of a season of Pinter's short plays, 'PINTER AT THE PINTER'. The exhibition will run for 6 months from 6th September until mid- February. Two other works in oil are also on show.

The pastel portrait was Harold's personal favourite and was chosen by Lady Antonia Fraser, Harold's widow, to be on the Order of Service at his funeral in 2009. The producers of Pinter At The Pinter commissioned me to write a personal account of how I came to paint Harold Pinter before he died, which Lady Antonia Fraser has called 'moving and funny'. It will be published in a limited-print-run book as part of the season. 



Thank you to everyone who came to my home to see what I do. I met so many lovely new people, sold lots of pictures, discussed lots of commissions, and had a thoroughly good weekend, connecting with the local community and talking about my work.

Already looking forward to next year!

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ARTIST'S RESIDENCY - Johnsons Island Artists, Brentford, 2017-2018

I had a wonderful few months over the winter of 2017-2018 being Artist in Residence at the extraordinary pocket-sized island of artists and creators located where the River meets the Canal. I painted a series of works in pastel and oil looking at the landscapes of Docks, Locks, Weir, and ramshackle island life.




Motherhood: An Exhibition, Olympia Auctions, London

UnMissable, The Other Art Fair, Truman Brewery, London

Out of this World, Glimpses of Magic, Art Shop and Chapel Abergavenny, Wales

Glebe Gallery, Wiltshire

Gallery East, Woodbridge, Suffolk

Fry Art Gallery, Saffron Waldon, Essex

Mixed Summer Show, Art Shop and Chapel Abergavenny, Wales

Chelsea Art Society Annual Exhibition


Artists At Home, London

Foraged Collections, Art Shop and Chapel Abergavenny, Wales

Pinter at the Pinter, Harold Pinter Theatre, London

Chelsea Art Society Annual Exhibition, London

Exhibition of Flowers, Francis Smith Flowers, London


Artist in Residence, Johnson’s Island Artists, Brentford

Open Studios Exhibition, Brentford

Chelsea Art Society Annual Exhibition, London

Titian Open Studio, London

Help Counselling Fundraising Auction, London

Kite Studios Christmas Show, London

Harold Pinter portrait reproduced on Order of Service at Harold Pinter’s funeral

Boat Race Open Studios, Palace Wharf Studios, London

Being Harold Pinter, Soho Theatre, London

Harold Pinter: Portrait & Rehearsal Studies, Solo Exhibition, National Theatre.

Artist and Citizen: Fifty Years of Performing Pinter, Workshop Theatre, Leeds

Solo Exhibition, The Dumb Waiter, Trafalgar Studios, London

The Borough Open Exhibition 2000, The Central Space Gallery, London

Sculpted Stories Workshop, Lauriston Primary School, Hackney

Art4Life, Christies, London

The Art of Love, Arndean Gallery, Cork Street, London

Tales of the City, Bologna Art Fair, Bologna, Italy (curated)

Sculpted Stories Workshop, Lauriston Primary School, Hackney

Christmas Exhibition, Sarah Samuels Fine Art, Chester

Motion Pictures, Solo Exhibition, Coningsby Gallery, London

19th Annual Open Exhibition, Café Gallery Projects, London

The Kiss and Other Stories, Solo Exhibition, Attendi Gallery, London

Recent Paintings, Solo Exhibition, The Askew, London

Autumn Group Show, Wiseman Gallery, Oxford

The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park, London

Art4Life, Christies, London

Recent Paintings, Solo Exhibition,, London

Recent Paintings, Solo Exhibition,, London

The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park, London

Summer Exhibition, Wiseman Gallery, Oxford

Group Show, Harris Courtin Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Alchemy and Synergy, Bondi Spice Gallery, Sydney, Australia

More Cool Britannia, Young Masters Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Art Now and Beyond, The Mall Galleries, London

The Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Art, London

Recent Paintings, Solo Exhibition, London

Recent Paintings, Solo Exhibition, London