1965 Born Northampton, England,UK

1983 1yr Foundation Course in Art, Nene College, Northampton, UK

1983-88 BA Fashion Textiles and Business, Brighton Polytechnic, UK

2015 Attanined AET Award in Education & Training, Level 3

Work Experience

2014-2017 Adult Learning assistant, Northampton Borough Council, UK

2009-2016 Examinations Ivigilator, Northampton School for Boys, UK

2015-2017 Art teacher for adults with learning difficulties, Northampton, UK

2014 – illustrated, wrote and self publishedfirst  children’s alphabet book – ‘ABC Picinic’

2010- present – Practicing Artist : painting, drawing, art projects

2000- 08 Alexon PLC, Luton, England – senior textile designer

1993-96 Designers Guild, London –senior textile designer

1990- 93 Calver and Pound – textile design studio, London- textile designer

1989 The Collection – textile design studio, London – textile designer

1987 3 month placement, Soires Nouveautes, Margaret St, London, UK – textile designer

Teaching Experience

2015 – 2017 Work experience, teaching art to adults with Learning Disabilities and Mental Health

2015 Drawing project – Delapre Abbey, Northampton – teaching drawing to different groups in the local community

2014 Oct The Big Draw, Drawing project involving two Northamptonshire Primary Schools at St. Peter’s Church, Northampton

2000 Loughborough University – Support supply lecturer on years 2/3 BA (Hons) Multi- Media Surface Design

1993 Brighton University – Support supply lecturer in textile design

1989 Medway College, Kent – Supply lecturer in art and design


2017 Nov 11, Open Studios Northampton

2017 Sep Northants Town & County Annual Exhibition, 78 Derngate, Northampton

2016 Dec Northants Town & County Annual Exhibition, Northampton Central Museum

2016 Sept Northants Open Studios – Oakapple Studios Mears Ashby, Northants

2015 Sept Northants Open Studios

2014 Oct- Dec, Northampton Town and County Annual Art Exhibition, Northampton Central Museum, Guildhall Rd, Northampton, UK

2014 Open 14, Alfred East Gallery, Kettering, Northamptonshire, UK

2013 Northampton Open Studios, Collaborative Collections, Northampton, UK

2012 Open Studios, Burns Street, Northampton, UK

2010 Barton Hall, Barton Seagrave, Kettering, Northants, UK

2009 Fish Market Open, Northampton, UK


2015 Gallery 202- www.gallery202.co.uk Featured Artist Sept 2015 Residual – website feature

2014 July Issue 359 Aspire magazine

2013 Nov issue, Artists and Illustrators magazine – Juncture – Picture of the Month

2012 www.see.me.com  Art Miami- projected on a skyscraper building my oil painting, Colour Falls

Competitions/ Awards

2015  attained BTEC Teaching and Training Award Level 3

2015- People’s Choice Award for painting – Sacred Ground, Northants Open Studios

2015- Prize Awarded to participate in a solo exhibition at Chichele College, Higham Ferrers, Northants in July 2016

2015 Submission – The Mall Galleries to RBA with painting – Jumeirah Beach, reached the second round of judging

2015 – Wild card entrant – SKYARTS Landscape Artist of the Year, Lyme Park, Cheshire, UK

2014 June – Threadneedle Prize submission.

2014 June – Derwent Drawing Competition submission – 1. Departure 2. Rudiment

2011 Royal Academy – Summer Exhibition submission –  1. Polar Bear 2. Whooping Crane

2010 National Portrait Gallery submission – Favourite Shirt (self portrait)