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.
Students can find resources relating to their course by following the link below.
“I really enjoyed this class.”
“Great introduction, well taught and fun.”
"An interesting & innovative day workshop exploring a whole new process. Well taught in a friendly & helpful way. "