Qualifications /Training 

1981-2  Foundation Falmouth Art School

1982-5   BA Hons Fine Art, University of Northumbria

1985    Graduate business training

  • Artist study tours of the Pre Schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy and Danish Forest Schools, Denmark
  • Rites of Passage training – Welfare State International
  • Philosophy for Children training

2010      LEVEL 3 BTEC Forest School leadership Qualification Bridgewater College.

Employment  history

2012 – 2014 Co Director for House of Objects, North Tyneside

1993- 2010   Co Director ISIS ARTS

1987- 1991   Full time designer, maker, project coordinator on schools, hospitals and community projects and the Fish quay festival.                                                                        Freeform Arts Trust, North Tyneside.

1991-1994   Education coordinator and mentor ISIS ARTS

1985 – Princes Trust Grant-

Became self-employed as visual artist.                                                                                                      I hold an Enhanced CRB/ DBI,  and full Public Liability Insurance and Driving license.

I draw much of my inspiration from the Reggio Emilia ethos and the approach of educators in Scandinavia. Whether working in collaboration or by myself I seek to work in a way that is about engaging with this sense of exploration and playfulness.

I’m driven by a love of the natural world; a connection to nature and natural resources and I’m fascinated by the way we collect, arrange, select, explore, create and make things and narratives – real and imagined.

My professional practice has several strands incorporating education, collaborative projects with other artists and with community groups, commissions, and delivering training, all aspects of my work crosses-over into each other.

I work with natural and recycled materials, drawing, collage, textiles, mosaic, clay, film and documentation.

Most current, recent and not so recent but interesting projects…

Current practise

A series of  intimate personal hand made closed hand mosaics using previously  used objects that in themselves represented almost another way of life. Continue reading “CV”