Born 1961 in London, I have a joint honours degree in English and Russian from St Andrew University (1983). I worked in television, film and arts administration before moving to France where I raised three children and studied painting. Back in the UK I studied Illustration part time at Central School of Art (1998) and Children’s Book Illustration at Chelsea College of Art in 2000. In 2004 I was accepted onto the Children’s Book Illustration MA programme at Cambridge School of Art. In 2008 I began a personal painting project which was accepted for exhibition at The Highgate Gallery and nearly sold out. Since then I have concentrated more on painting than illustration, though recently I have been exploring printmaking: etching aquatint and lino cuts.
My approach to painting is strictly immersive and most of my work is made outside, en plein air. My concerns are a sense of place and a moment in time. How I feel, the weather, the atmosphere are as important to me as the physical components of a scene.
2007 MA Degree Show Children’s Book Illustration/Cambridge School of Art Coningsby Gallery London
2007 Children’s Book Illustration Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge
2008 In The Picture Presenting positive images of children with disabilities. Touring Exhibition produced by the charity Scope
2009 In The Woods Solo Exhibition Highgate Gallery, London
2009 Islington Exhibits Invited Artist
2009 Rowley Gallery London Exhibiting artist
2011 London’s Lost Fishing Village Group Exhibition Trinity Bouy Wharf, Limhouse, London
2012 Along From Ferry Lane Solo Exhibition Bruce Castle Museum Tottenham, London
2013 On the Verge Solo Exhibition Highgate Gallery, London
2014 Shotover Edge, Solo Exhibition, Art Jericho, Oxford
2016 Seasonal Solo Exhibition, 44 Great Russell Street, London
2017 Epping Gothic Solo Exhibition, Winns Gallery, Walthamstow, London
2018 Epping Gothic The View, (City of London Visitor Centre for Epping Forest) Chingford
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