1989-94 Practicing artist with own studio and gallery, Carlisle, Cumbria.
1995 -98 Fine Art (Ba Hons) London Guildhall University (Sir John Cass)
Selected Arts Projects
'Bring out the Banners,' The Arts Council, 'Be creative Be well,' Commission
The Hub, Hounslow. Working with community groups making art for their centre.
People's Day Festival, Lewisham Council
Commission to make outdoor flags/banners.
Mentoring GCSE Art students, Cannon High School, Edgware, LONDON
Arts Day Inset, Theatre Resource, Chipping Ongar, ESSEX
Facilitating Arts activities for professionals who work with disadvantaged groups.
House of Fairytales with Gavin Turk, National Trust, Clumber Park, Notts.
Working with the public on outdoor art installations.
Arts Week, Rokeby Independent Preparatory School, Kingston Upon Thames.
Facilitating whole school workshops with "Earth," theme.
Environment Days, Holland Park, Royal Borough of Chelsea and Kensington
Working with the public on exploring issues of recycling and reinvention.
Lecturer 'Graduate Week,' Saint Martins College of Art and Design, LONDON.
'Canary Green Day,' Commissioned art and workshops, Canary Wharf PLC
'Re-Create,' Banner Commission - Conference on creativity and re-use, Worcs
Banner Workshops, Multicultural Week, Cheddington Combined School, Bucks.
P/T Learning Mentor, Transitional Care, Barking & Dagenham 2006-9
Working one to one with young people excluded from mainstream education.
Parents and young children workshops, Newham Surestart
Facilitating a workshop encouraging creativity between carers and their children.
Creative Agent, Artist's Residency, Creative Partnerships, Basildon ESSEX
Two week residency working with an actor on proposals for a junior school.
Atrium Art Commission, Essex County Council HQ, Chelmsford
Selected to create an artwork for Essex C.C. Head Quarters.
Big Arts Week, Visiting artist, Montgomery School, Germany.
Invited to facilitate workshops in a MOD Junior School.
World Aids Day residency, Stanway High School, Colchester, Essex
Six week project working with students exploring issues and concerns about Aids. Curated an exhibition of their art for Livre Gallery, Colchester.
Visiting Tutor for Centre of Art and Design in the Environment (Writtle College)
Teaching Degree students on the Art and Environment programme.
Visiting Tutor, Colchester Institute of Art, Colchester, ESSEX
Supporting students on the BA Hons Fine Art course.
Artist Facilitator, Firstsite - No Horizon: Locked Rooms, Emma Woffenden.
Artist Facilitator, Firstsite @ the Minories -Gambiarra, New Art from Brazil.
Artist Facilitator, Teenage Art Club, Firstsite @the Minories, Colchester, ESSEX.
Y2K4 Teenagers Art Workshop, Chelmsford YMCA, ESSEX
Family Workshops High Woods Park, Colchester, ESSEX
Interacting with the public making art with a natural theme.
Unlock Heritage Day, Banner Commission, Rochford District Council, ESSEX.
Working with four local primary schools to celebrate local history
Chelmsford, Spectacular, Hylands Park, Banner Commission, Chelmsford Council.
Working with women in Refuge Centre to create outdoor art.
Artist Facilitator, Waltham Forest, (EIC) Gifted and Talented Art Project, Mission Grove Primary School. Art sessions supporting G& T students.
Waltham Forest Banner Commission (NOW) Walthamstow, High Street, LONDON
Working with G&T students to create two public artworks for the world famous market.
Artist Facilitator, "portraits" Magic Me, An intergenerational art project, Tower Hamlets, LONDON. Co-leading art and drama workshops in residential centre with elders and young people
2007 A Fakes Progress, The Foundry, LONDON
2004 The Paper Scapes, Hay Gallery, Colchester Institute, Colchester, ESSEX
2004 In Service to the Moment, GE Club, Great Eastern Hotel, LONDON
1998 Actually at the end of the day, Basically, As you do, The Basement Gallery, LONDON
1997 Motor Project, The Basement Gallery, LONDON
1993 Inside / Outside, Rosehill Theatre, Whitehaven, Cumbria
2010 Carry On Capital, Vincent Vanscoff Gallery, LONDON
2010 Allotments, Schwartz Gallery, LONDON
2009 Paper and Paint, Flux Factory, NEW YORK.
2009 Hop, Skip and Jump, Liquid Studios, HackneyWicked Festival, Hackney Wick, LONDON.
2008 Site Specific Outdoor Installation, Hackney Wicked Arts festival, Hackney, LONDON.
2008 Space Invaders, Liquid Studios Gallery, Hackney Wick, LONDON I
2006 Recent Trends in painting since 2000, City Gallery Leicester. (Offsite)
2006 Works on Paper, Flux Factory, NEW YORK.
2006 The 9 x 5” Show, International Noise, Sydney, AUSTRALIA
2005 Secret, Postcard Exhibition, Gulbenkian Galleries, Royal College of Art, LONDON.
2005 ‘U’ Mother studios exhibition space, LONDON.
2005 Back to Mother, Mother Studios exhibition space, LONDON.
2004 Twelve, Brixton Art Gallery, LONDON
2003 Activate, Rivermead Gallery, Chelmsford, ESSEX
2003 Group Show, Buckenham Gallery, Southwold, SUFFOLK
2003 Colchester Open, Colchester Institute, ESSEX
2000 Carry on Spectacle Natural Light Gallery, LONDON
1993 Los Angeles Art Fair. AMERICA
1993 RGI 132nd Annual exhibition, McLellan Galleries. GLASGOW
1993 Windows of the Soul, Florence. ITALY.
1991 Forty Young Artists, Tabernacle Gallery. LONDON
1991 Summer Show, The Centre of Polish Sculpture, Oronsko, POLAND
1991 Wild Thing, Muzeum Miasta Gdyni. POLAND
1990 Alcohol, Young Unknown’s Gallery, LONDON
1990 British Art In Albi, Impact Gallery Of Contemporary Art, Albi, FRANCE
2010 Artworks for 'Be Creative Be Well', Arts Council, The Hub, Hounslow
2010 Outdoor banners/flags for Peoples Day, Lewisham Council, London
008 Artwork for Canary Wharf, “Green Canary Day” LONDON
2008 Banner for Re-create, Conference on creativity and re-use, Worcestershire
2005 Atrium Art Installation, Essex County Council, Chelmsford, ESSEX
2004 Broomfield Arts Project, Mid Essex Hospital Services, NHS Trust, ESSEX
2003 Bags as Flags, Hylands Park, Chelmsford Borough Council ESSEX
1991 Limited edition prints, Harrods of Knightsbridge. LONDON
2004 Arts Council Professional Development Award
1997 Louis H Kiek travel bursary
1993 The Foundation For Sports and Arts, Travel Award
1992 The Princes Trust. (Go and see grant)
1991 The Centre of Polish Sculpture, Oronsko, POLAND
1990 Impact Gallery Of Contemporary Art, Albi FRANCE
Training and self development
First Aid, Transition Care
“Leading Groups” Youth Music
“Self Esteem Workshop” Waltham Forest Pyramid Training Scheme
DFEE National Primary Learning Mentor Training Course
Advanced Course A Curriculum for Living Landmark Education
The Forum. Creating the Life You Want Landmark Education
“Communication” Ealing Social Services
“Play” Ealing Social Services
“Bullying” Ealing Education Authority “What makes children tick” Ealing Education Authority
“Managing Behaviour 1”. Ealing Education Authority
“Managing Behaviour 2”. Ealing Education Authority
“Principles of Accelerated Learning” Ealing Education Authority
“Principles of Accelerated Learning Part 2” Ealing Education Authority
“Artists Training Scheme“ How to organise and run intergenerational arts projects. Magic Me.
* extensive experience of working with ethnic minorities, areas of social deprivation and regeneration.
*experience of working within institutions as a special needs assistant, behaviour support worker, mentor.
*experienced with all age groups, reception/ nursery through to adult education
*considerable knowledge about the many spectrums of people (autistim, adhd, aspergers syndrome etc) and their ability to participate and learn.