I studied Art & Design at Stourbridge Art College in the West Midlands for three years, before moving to West Sussex to gain an Art with Related Arts degree at Chichester University.
Following this I went on to acheive my teaching qualifications, to teach 16+ students. I then gained my Qualified Teacher Learning & Skills (QTLS) professional status, which enables me to teach through all age groups (pre and post 16).
I hold a Level 3 NVQ in British Sign Language and am currently studying for my Level 6 NVQ. I also teach in this subject.
I have been teaching Art classes in the West Sussex area for 20 years, both for local Adult Education and Chichester College, along with my own private workshops.
I enjoy, and have taught, a wide variety of Arts & Crafts subjects and have an extensive & practical knowlegde of many areas of the arts.
Currently, I teach subjects as varied as Life Drawing, Watercolour, iPad Painting, Acrylics, Pastels and Chinese Brush Painting.
I have also taught Pottery, Weaving, Face Painting and numerous craft classes.
I am always striving to learn and pass on new techniques and ideas to my students.
I have exhibited at Chichester University, West Dean College, Littlehampton Museum, Worthing Museum & Art Gallery and regularly as part of the Worthing Open Houses and Littlehampton Arts Trail.
Independent galleries i have exhibited at include;
The Ox Market Chichester, Pier Road Coffee and Art Littlehampton, Banks Mill Studios Derby, The Art House Wakefield, neo: Gallery Bolton, Gallery@OXO Oxo Tower Wharf South Bank London, Hong Kong Baptist University Hong Kong, Cube gallery Moscow & The Hall Awa Japanese Handmade Paper Japan.
Find out where to see and buy my work in person this year visit the Exhibitions page.