College of Distributive Trades. London 1977-79
London College of Printing 1981-1983
Foundation. Trowbridge College, Wiltshire. 1996-1998
Degree (Hons) (First). BathSpa University College. 1998-2003
M.F.A. BathSpa University College. 2003-2004
2005 to Present-Currently engaged in Phd Research at B.S.U.C. A.H.R.C. Funded (Supervisors Alex Landrum, Dr Jo Dahn)
2001 Congregation 2 Walcot Chapel Bath
2002 Mixed Exhibition The Black Swan Guild, Frome
2002 Mixed Exhibition Town Hall Devizes
2003 Mixed Exhibition Walcot Street Chapel, Bath
2003 Mixed Exhibition Candid Arts Trust. London
2004 M.A. Exhibition BathSpa University
2004 Corridor solo exhibition Royal United Hospital, Bath
2005 Febuary ‘art of love’ (curated by Mandy Kay) the.gallery@oxo. Oxo Tower, London.
2005 April ‘Flatland’ Mixed exhibition. Centre Space Bristol
2005 August 6th-28th,DRAWN at Plan 9 Penn St Bristol. 2005 (co-curator)
2005 September 2nd-15th GHOSTDRIVER at Paintworks, Temple Meads,
2005 Solo Exhibition, Tautegorical, Prema Arts Gloucestershire.
2006 Solo Exhibition, workshops, residency, The Mead, Trowbridge,Wiltshire
2006 Solo Exhibition BSAD. Gallery
2007 Local screenings of new works
2008 ‘one thing leads to another’ B.S.A.D. Gallery
2008 ‘Hollow’.Project space. B.S.A.D.
Selected for ‘Art of Love’ curator Mandy Kay
Solo Shows.2004. R.U.H. Bath
2005 Prema Arts Centre. 2006 The Mead School, Trowbridge
2001 Rural Community Arts Workshops/project. Photography
'Archiving my village' and ‘drawing with thread’.
2006 The Mead School, Trowbridge.
Drawing on Memory and Memory Pool. Drawing Workshops and
2007 ACAP. Lecture BSAD.
2007 Rural Directors cut. Screening and talk. (event organiser and selector)
2008 Joint organiser- National PhD Workshop BSAD.
2008 Curator.’one thing leads to another’ BSAD Gallery
2008 Peer Group and AcademicTalks. BSAD
2008 Rural Directors Cut. Screening and talks (event organiser and selector)
2009 M.A.talk and student reviews, Portsmouth University.
2009 Paper, ’Beyond the Campus’, Cumberland Lodge, Conference Centre, Windsor.
A.H.R.C. Bursary,P.h.D. Research at BathSpa University College 2001 ‘Millenium Awards for All’ community rural arts project.£5000.
1992 P.M.S. Awards
Craft award for best use of photography. Gold
Craft Award for Best Art Direction. Gold
Craft Award for Best Overall T.V.Advertisement. Gold.
Award of Excellence for Best Overall Direct Mail.
1993.Rx Club. New York. Award of Excellence for best Global Advertisement. Bronze
Prior to my return to study I spent many happy years working in London in advertising. My early training enabled me to become a graphic designer, typographer and exhibition designer. I have been an artist all my life and my role during my advertising years was as art-director, creative director and board director. It was a very fulfilling and successful career creatively.
With the advent of my children I made a decision to follow my passion and study fine art. I have always made and sold work so it was a way for me to formalise academically what has always been a motivating force in my life.
The business of marketing and creative planning has always come in very useful within my studies, but it is latterly that I am beginning to see the benefit of my earlier career coming to the fore once more, in various tasks that I have achieved as PhD researcher at BSAD. I am also currently a research degrees student representative across the schools for the Higher Degree committee at BathSpa University.