Short Biography I completed a BA in Fine Art Painting at Norwich School of Art (1996-1999), winning an award for my contribution to the course. I went on to complete an MA (1999-2000) in Fine Art Painting. During this time my work was chosen for inclusion in the Contemporary Arts Society Loan Collection and also the Norwich City Council Collection.
I then completed a City & Guilds Teaching Certificate (2001) and have been involved in a number of outreach programmes, including work with young offenders, people with special needs, single parents and sheltered housing residents. I was a committee member of the Warehouse Artists Studios in Norwich.
For the past ten years I have been an Artist Consultant at the Sainsbury Centre and was part of the “Sainsbury Centre on Tour” Project, working as a lead artist within a team of teachers and Centre guides on short intensive projects in primary and secondary education.
I have also worked for Creative Partnerships as an Artist and have been involved in a number of large-scale projects, namely Bionic Bugs (part of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival) and the Black Shuck performance involving a number of schools in the Great Yarmouth area.
Description of Work My paintings have a wide scope of influence, coming from autobiography, landscape, personal observations and experiences. The iconography of the Staffordshire potteries, from where I originate, i.e. the willow pattern and vignettes from 18th Century ceramic designs are a recurring motif in my work. I work in series, revisiting these familiar themes.