I graduated in 1997 with a degree in textiles and illustration. I am currently based in Stafford where I work from my home studio and teach locally at a Residential Arts Centre.

My work is based around the theme of both architecture and interiors. The main inspiration for the ways in which I develop my techniques, processes and use of colour comes from the 1950’s textile prints and interior design. My interest in the 1950’s has developed over the last ten years and the work of Lucienne Day has formed a vital component in the development of my own art practice.

In reference to my architectural pieces these are based on many European cities such as London and Amsterdam. This particular collection of work is currently produced onto both canvas and paper, using collage and a delicate black line to capture these beautiful buildings. These are also produced as limited edition screenprints and original line drawings. My interiors are approached in a similar way but on a smaller scale.

Education
Feb 2009 – June 2009 Artist’s Professional Development Programme
Staffordshire University 2001 – 2002 Stafford College of Further Education Teaching Qualification in Further Education
1994 – 1997 Bradford & Ilkley Community College BA Hons Art & Design
1993 – 1994 Stafford College of Further Education BTEC Art Foundation

Exhibitions
2013
Madebyhandonline.com
Printfest
The Vinery Gallery Newland House School Twickenham
Yellowstone Art Boutique Trentham
2012
Foxlowe Arts Centre Leek
Contemporary Craft Open Unit Twelve
Landmark Art Fair Teddington
O3 Gallery Oxford
Boo Gallery Northants
Catharine Miller Gallery Chelsea
Urban Art Fair Brixton
Yellowstone Art Boutique Trentham
2011
Landmark Art Fair Teddington
Unit Twelve Stafford
Sunbury Embroidery Gallery
2010
Landmark Art Fair Teddington
Brampton Museum & Art Gallery
Platform Gallery Lancashire
Byart Art Cambridge
Unit Twelve Stafford
2009
Landmark Art Fair Teddington
Shire Hall Gallery 50’s show
Mackenzie Gallery Teddington
Seascape Gallery
2008
Landmark Art Fair Teddington
Brighton Art Fair
Arteria Gallery with Gallery 23 Lancaster
Battersea Contemporary Art Fair
Untitled Art Fair Chelsea
Stafford Open Art
Artshed Gallery Hampshire
Skylark Gallery OXO Tower London
Mackenzie Gallery Teddington
2007
Landmark Art Fair Teddington
Art Shed Gallery Hampshire
Skylark Gallery OXO Tower London
New City Art Gallery London Bridge
Battersea Contemporary Art Fair
Shire Hall Gallery Stafford
Borough Museum and Art Gallery Newcastle-under-Lyme
2006
Battersea Contemporary Art Fair
All Saints Hereford
Brownston Gallery Devon
Colin Jellicoe Gallery Manchester
2005
White Space Gallery Greenwich
RBSA Gallery Birmingham
Potteries Open Art Exhibition Hanley
Open Art Exhibition Stafford
Durham University Durham
2004
Three Counties Open Art Keele University
Lichfield and Eccleshall Library
2003
Botanical Gardens Birmingham
2002
Open Art Exhibition Stafford

Published work
2011 Pure Design
2008 Work published by the Art Group

Publications
2008 ELLE Decoration (October issue)

Commissions
I undertake numerous private commissions, to a tailored brief.

Employment

I Teach Art at Ingestre Hall Residential Arts Centre and continue my self employed career through workshops, commissions, sales and exhibitions

Teacher Training Courses
2010 Hot stuff in 2D KS1,2,3,4
2010 Creative Art KS1,2,3,4
2009 Early Years and KS1 training