Until 2016, I worked as an artist and independent curator in Kent,
where I was active in supporting and developing creative networks
and arts initiatives. I contributed to the regeneration of Margate,
working with artists at regional and national level.
I was also successful in obtaining public commissions in Kent,
Sussex and in London.
I moved to Cornwall in October 2016, drawn by the landscape of
West Penwith. In 2017 I joined the Mentoring Course at Newlyn
School of Art as a first step to re-engaging with my practice
after a six-month break.
Born in Kent, I studied at the Kent Institute of Art & Design,
before it became the University for the Creative Arts, in Canterbury.
After a career as a social researcher and lecturer in Sociology
and Psychology I took a part-time degree in Fine Art, and graduated
with a Masters Degree in Graphic Fine Art in 1998.
recent exhibitions include:
'RAW/RICH' 2017, at PZ Gallery - Mentoring Students Final Show
at Newlyn School of Art.
'SKIN' 2016, at the Horsebridge Gallery, Whitstable, Kent An exhibition
of women artist’s work.
'Who do I think I am?' 2015, at the Pie Factory, Margate with
sculptor Brook Hobbins.
Two women artists interrogate identity and self-portraiture in
the age of the Selfie.
'Canterbury at War' 2014, WW1 seen through the eyes of 6th-form
students, guest-curated for the Beaney House of Art and Knowledge,
'Flight' 2014, an installation of 306 porcelain feathers, remembering
the 306 soldiers who were executed for insubordination and desertion
during the first world war, at St Marys Church, Lower Hardres,
Canterbury. Fabric of the Land 2013, Art & Science Exhibition,
School of Geosciences, Aberdeen
‘Telling Stories’ 2012, Hastings Museum and Art Gallery
‘In the Blink of an Eye’ 2012, a film for Whitstable
Biennale Satellite programme
I have won won several commissions for large-scale work, among
them ‘Essence’, a six-metre wall hanging for the foyer
of the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury and most recently, ‘Endeavour’,
a mural for the exterior of a prestigious apartment project in
Wenlock Road, Shoreditch, London, completed in August 2015
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