Next exhibition coming up is The Society of Graphic Fine Arts annual exhibition at The Mall Galleries, London in May. I’m very pleased to have two prints selected for this show.
Master of Arts - Printmaking
Post-Graduate Diploma - Printmaking
BA Hons Visual Arts (First Class)
Foundation Cert Art & Design (Distinction)
Printmakers Council member.
I was unable to go to University at the age when most people go, and at that time getting a degree was not something I ever thought I would be able to do. I worked in Petro-chemical engineering as a draughtsman on leaving school, so spent my days drawing anyway.
I was able to resume my education in my 30’s, initially thinking I would do a foundation course. By this time I had two small children who I would sometimes take with me into college. I really enjoyed studying, much more than when I was at school so then studied for BA Hons in visual arts, gaining a first, and then a Masters degree (in printmaking).
I have worked as a community artist, adult education tutor and workshop leader, and most recently as Director of a ground breaking arts charity based in MK Hospital. We set up one of the first UK Arts on Prescription projects working with our local primary care, mental health &GP Services. I also worked as a commissioned artist on a DOH funded creative garden project, work which I continued with our local community when I became Director of the organisation.
I now work mainly on my own arts practice.
Art Tutor - Residential Home & Hospital in Wyboston, Bedfordshire, for adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
Art tutor/Workshop leader - Parental Inclusion Project Workshops (MK Council ACE) - Working with parents and their children in many schools across MK, including Special Schools and with parents with learning difficulties, and in local temples and mosques.
Staff Development Workshops for teachers for Milton Keynes Arts Education Forum
Art tutor/Workshop leader (freelance)
School Residencies & workshops across all age groups. Pre-school up to A Level.
Stantonbury Campus - Adult Education Tutor. Classroom teacher.. Workshop leader in partner schools.
Art tutor/Workshop leader and Director of Arts & Health charity MK Arts for Health - Milton Keynes Hospital and community based mental health projects including Arts on Prescription project.
Commissions (Selection only)
Creative Courtyards project MK Hospital, DOH funded – garden designs with associated artworks. 2010
Wooton, Northampton Library – Banners Project for permanent display in Library building.
EBDOG Conference – banners project for conference then permanent display in schools.
Landmark Corridor artwork and childrens ward & Outpatients artworks MK Hospital.
Please contact me either through social media or my website.