Media Coverage


April 2021

Waxing Thread
From the Readers’ Workbench feature
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March 2014

BBC News Online
A feature on tactile painting and the I’m Not Who You Think I Am exhibition.
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May 2009

Artists and Illustrator Magazine
A feature on tactile painting Share My Dream appears in the Portfolio section.

Spring 2009

The Journal for the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management
A feature article entitled ‘We’ll meet again’ to accompany my commission.

Winter 2008

The Macular Disease Society Magazine
A two-page feature article on my Mary Rose commission.

October 2008

House Beautiful Magazine
A six-page feature article on our home, my studio and paintings.

5 January 2008

The Guardian
A critical review of the exhibition held at the Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno, Wales.
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30 December 2007

Mail on Sunday’s YOU Magazine
An article entitled ‘An artistic discovery’.

2 May 2007

Portsmouth Evening News
A visit from Lesley de Freitas and her family, including her two sons who are registered blind.

Also featured in…

The Macular Disease Society Magazine – Spring and Winter 2006
Guernsey Press – June 2006
Chichester Observer – May 2006
The Bosham Downland Village News magazine – December 2006


February 2011

BBC Timewatch
BBC’s Timewatch programme featured my tactile painting of the Mary Rose as part of a programme looking into the history of a sunken wreck lying off the coast of Alderney, Channel Islands.

February 2006

ITV Meridian Tonight


BBC Radio Solent

by BBC Radio Solent’s Drivetime show with Pat Sissons – talking about the I Am Not Who You Think I Am exhibition at the Allen Gallery in Alton. | September 2017

Brooklands Radio

by Alison Florence talks to Heather Bowring about her collection of tactile relief-work portraits. | February 2016

BBC Radio Solent

by BBC Radio Solent’s Drivetime show with Louisa Hannan – talking about the opening of the World Sight Day exhibition at Moorfields Eye Hospital. | October 2014

BBC Radio Guernsey