Biography

I graduated from Oxford Brookes University in 1995 with a BA Joint Hons in Visual Studies and History of Art.   For the last 5 years I have fortunate to be able to commit to painting and printmaking, following a career at Sothebys, teaching in schools, raising a family and most recently working for an online art valuation company.  I am currently enrolled on the Turps Correspondence Course.

I have exhibited nationally in mixed shows, highlights include; the Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair (2019 & 2020), the Wells Contemporary Art Prize (2018), the Lyn Painters & Stainers Prize (2016), ING Discerning Eye (2016 selected by Chris Orr RA), the Royal West of England Academy Open Exhibition (5 consecutive years), and reaching stage 2 of the John Moores Painting Prize (2020).  

My work is held in a number of private and public collections worldwide including the Cape Cod Museum of Modern Art.  I live and work in Devon, UK.

 

Exhibitions

 

Contemporary British Painting Prize 2021, long listed

Sustainability First Art and Writing Prize 2021, long listed

Explorers Against Extinction, Sketch for Survival 2021 Highly Commended

Figurative Art Now, 2021, Mall Galleries, London (group)

Summer Exhibition, shortlisted 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, Royal Academy, London (group)

John Moores Painting Prize, 2020, reached stage 2 (group)

Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, 2020, Woolwich Arsenal, London, (group)

167 Open Exhibition, 2019, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol,  (group)

Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, 2019, Woolwich Arsenal, London (group)

Wells Art Contemporary, 2018, Wells, Somerset (group)

166 Open Exhibition, 2018, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol (group)

165 Open Exhibition, 2017, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol (group)

The Observatory: perspectives on landscape, society and spirit, 2017, Exeter University (group)

Drawn, 2017, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol (group)

ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, selected by Chris Orr RA, 2016, Mall Galleries, London (group)

164 Open Exhibition, 2016, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol (group)

Lynn Painters’ and Stainers’ prize, 2016,  Mall Galleries, London (group)

163 Open Exhibition, 2015, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol (group)