Originally from North Wales, I have been a Wivenhoe artist for 8 years.
The current studio is our home opposite the Wet Dock at Wivenhoe.
My work is 'ideas driven and working in series. I believe there is a strong sense of calmness and structure in my work.
I am currently a member of the Paint Collective, a group of dedicated painters living and working in the Colchester area.
Beethoven 6, 3 & 9.
Oil Triptych: 1m x 1m, 1m x 50cm, 1m x 1m.
The White Chair
Oil on canvas
Exhibited work nationally and internationally.
Solo Show: The Interiors Series.
The Sentinel Gallery, Wivenhoe.
Wivenhoe House show 11 paintings in solo show, Wivenhoe House Brasserie. March 2017 – July 2017.
Open Studios Exhibition: The Minories, Colchester. September 2016.
Group show: Inaugural show of work from the Paint Collective group of painters, Flatford Mill Gallery, Flatford, Suffolk. April 2016.
Cuckoo Farm Studios group show, the Benham Gallery, Cuckoo Farm, Colchester. 2016.
Gallery Argentum group exhibitions, Wivenhoe House Hotel, 2014, 2015, 2016.
Cork Street Open Exhibition, London. 2014.
Professional History: Artist 1998 - present.
Project Lead: Age UK Suffolk: The View. 2010. Working with people who have Dementia. Art used as a form of therapy played an important part in this appointment.
Workshop leader and judge 2010. Tan y Fron School’s [Wrexham, North Wales] annual Eisteddfod.
Artist in Residence for Flintshire County Council. 2008-2009. Working with ‘SYD’ (Services for Youthful Dementia) clients leading a workshop in their ‘Day Centre’. Using art as therapy this would encourage conversation and social interaction, stimulate memories and creative thought.
Explore : Shape : Engage. 2008. One of a small number of artists selected to hold and lead an art workshop with deaf and disabled people at Wrexham Arts Centre.
Paint Collective Group: Member of the ‘Paint Collective’ (Colchester area) group of painters 2014 onwards.
NEWAN: Founder member of North East Wales Artist’s Network, 2002 – 2008.
Freelance Lecturer: Graphic Design.
Coleg Menai Bangor, F.E. College, North Wales. 1993 – 1995. Freelance Lecturer: Graphic Design and Typography
NEWI Wrexham, H.E College, Wrexham North Wales. 1992 - 1993.
Professional Graphic Design. 1974 – 92.
Senior Graphic Design posts in major design organisations throughout UK including:
J Walter Thompson [Manchester], Head of Typography.
Graham Poulter Partnership of Leeds. Design Group Head/Underline.
University of Salford, B.A. Art and Visual Culture. 2:1. 1995 – 1998
Wrexham Technical College School of Art and Design. 1970 – 1974.
LSIA – Licentiate of the Society of Industrial Artists and Designers. 1974.
ASTD - Associate of the Society of Typographic Designers. 1973.