Fellowship: February 1996 – February 1999 Farmhouse
My work revolves around transitory experiences of my surroundings. I make drawings, paintings and prints of local sites in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and London.
I am especially attracted to old industrial buildings and structures which are listed and left stranded in static zones, fenced off, anticipating regeneration. Often, in the congested south east, these sites are surrounded by a frenzy of building activity: glass offices, housing and pre-fabricated warehouses going up in any available space. Against all this the older buildings stand out as individual and take you back in time reminding us how things have changed in recent times – economies, lifestyles and environment.
In my images the phenomena of weather and movement transform even the most banal and familiar environments into something romantic and reveal them as random, vulnerable and transient.
1999 – 2001: Central St Martins College of Art and Design, London MA Fine Art
1992 – 1995: University of Hertfordshire BA (Hons) Fine Art: Hons 2:1
1991: Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
FAETC (Further and Adult Education Teaching Certificate)
South Luton Community College – Adult Education drawing and painting courses
Redbourne Community College, Ampthill – Adult Edcuation drawing workshops
2007: Art Below, Euston Underground Station,
2006: Inspired Art Fair, Christ Church, Spitalfields, London,
2001: MA Fine Art Exhibition, Central Saint Martins,
1999: Quantum Contemporary Art at The Atrium Gallery, London,
1998: ‘Urban Britain’, Blackfriars Art’s Centre, Boston, Lincs,
1998: Quantum Contemporary Art Exhibition at The Gallery, Cork Street,
1997: Solo Exhibition, The Boxfield Gallery, Stevenage,
1996: ‘National Small Works Exhibition’, Elmwood Gallery, Belfast,
1996: City Journeys’, The London Arts Café at The Gallery, Farringdon, London,
Curated by Mireille Galinou (then Curator at The Museum of London)
1995: ‘New English Art Club’, Mall Galleries, London,
1995: ‘New Life’, Jelly Leg’d Chicken Gallery, Reading,