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.
After a period focusing on a range of art disciplines, I returned to printmaking and the joy of the process is what pushes my work forward creatively.
Learning different printing methods has helped me to begin experimenting with distinctive approaches to my prints and printing style.
My sculpture work featured nationally on ITV’s morning programme. Exhibitions of my work include West Dean College and Worthing Museum and Art Gallery, West Sussex. I have also had the privilege of exhibiting my work in the Awagami International Miniature Print Exhibition, Japan. Along with exhibitions at; Banks Mill Studios Derby, The Art House Wakefield, neo: Gallery Bolton, Gallery@OXO Oxo Tower Wharf South Bank London, Greenpea press Huntville, Alabama, Hong Kong Baptist University Hong Kong and Cube gallery Moscow.
In 2023 I had work selected for The Society of Wildlife Artists 60th anniversary exhibition at Mall Galleries London.
I continue to enjoy drawing and working painterly with a variety of mixed media. Developing my own instinctive style over a number of art disciplines has allowed me to gain invaluable knowledge and teach over a broad base of Drawing and Painting course.
After gaining my degree I went on to achieve 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 have been teaching in the West Sussex area for over 20 years, both for the local Adult Education service and Chichester College, along with my own private workshops. I also have 15 years experience teaching Adults with Learning Difficulties.
I enjoy, and have taught, a wide variety of Arts & Crafts subjects and have an extensive & practical knowledge of many areas of the arts. Currently, I teach subjects as varied as Printmaking, Life Drawing, Sketching, Watercolours, Acrylics, Pastels and Chinese Brush Painting. I have also taught Pottery, Weaving, iPad Painting, Face Painting and numerous craft classes.
I am always striving to learn and pass on new techniques and ideas to my students.
I am also a qualified ArtsAward Assessor and can offer Discover, Explore, Bronze (level 1) and Silver (level 2) qualifications for children and young people up to 25 yrs old.
I hold a Level 3 NVQ in British Sign Language and am currently studying for my Level 6 NVQ.