Local Projects 2020 and Beyond

In all the chaos and uncertainty that has been 2020, I've been lucky and had the chance to be involved is some varied projects, each very different and all supporting our local businesses, charities and fellow artists.



Linocut print of Alma Cogan
Alma Cogan
11 x 17cm

Reading's Influential Women – A truly local project, not only the theme of the book, also working with local authors, artists and Reading's own publisher. Take a look at my new gallery room for more information and to see my illustrations of Reading's Influential Women.

Book cover Reading's Influential Women
Book cover Reading's Influential Women
Cover illustrations by Martina Hildebrandt
Cover design by Nadja Guggi
Text by Terry Dixon and Linda Saul

The book is available from Two Rivers Press.



Poster for the RGA Online Exhibition
Online Exhibition Poster
Designed by Martina and Markus Hildebrandt based on original image Abbey ruins by Liz Chaderton

I've been the volunteer webmaster for the Reading Guild of Artists since 2012, designing and developing the website and content to offer members and visitors a tailored resource. With Covid lockdown all our physical activities came to a halt, but I was able to continue to provide an up-to-date website and in September 2020 designed a specific Online Exhibition, giving members the chance to exhibit again. This is an ongoing project; Celebrating our Town – Discover Reading can be seen on the RGA website. Oh, and I'm exhibiting too...

Empress Matilda panel fragment
Empress Matilda panel fragment
Linocut and found objects
23 x 28cm




Oscar Wilde pictured in front of Reading Abbey and the Gaol
Oscar Wilde, Abbey and Gaol
Collagraph, mixed media and linocut
21 x 30cm

Along with everyone else, Reading Museum was closed for several months, however the Museum Staff were beavering away finding ways to share their collections online and also re-open their online gift shop, where every purchase made goes towards supporting the Museum. You could already buy some of my Henry I merchandise, and now a whole new "Artists' Range", including mugs, tea towels, cards, key-rings and fudge boxes are available from the "Characters of Reading Abbey Quarter" collection.

Oscar Wilde rainbow flag
Oscar Wilde rainbow flag
Watercolour and linocut
21 x 31cm

Visit the Reading Museum Shop where you can also buy my dad's book Pressed Plants Naturally, here sold in support of the museum.


Updated: 12 Sep 2020

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