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Biography


I was born in 1975 and grew up in Essex. As a child I made drawings every day.

Passionate about art I went on to study Fine Art at De Montfort University in Leicester in 1998. There I studied drawing, painting, sculpture and printmaking. I graduated De Montfort with a First Class BA Honours Degree 2001.

My interest in drawing intensified whilst teaching Life Drawing on a placement at the London College of Fashion in 2006, as part of my PGCE in Post Compulsory Education and Training at Greenwich University.

Fascinated by the drawing process I went on to complete 'The Drawing Year' at the Royal Drawing School in London in 2008, where drawing became my primary focus.

I currently create work from my studio in Essex.


Education


The Drawing Year - Postgraduate Diploma (MA Level) 2007 - 2008
The Royal Drawing School

PGCE in Post Compulsory Education & Training 2005 - 2006
The University of Greenwich
Teaching Practice at the London College of Fashion

BA (Hons) Fine Art - First Class 1998 - 2001
De Montfort University


Awards


2015 - The Pastel Society Award for Non-members, 2nd Prize, at the Pastel Society Annual Exhibition

2008 - The Royal Drawing School, External Assessment Board Prize.
Awarded by: Andrea Rose (Director of Art for The British Council), Ivor Braka (Contemporary Art Dealer), Andy Stahl (Head of Fine Art at the Slade) and Charles Booth Clibborn (Director of Paragon Press).

2001 - De Montfort University


Open Exhibitions


The Pastel Society Annual Open Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London SW1, 21 February to 4 March 2017

SWA (Society Women Artists) 154th Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London SW1, 5th - 13th June 2015

The New English Art Club Annual Open Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London SW1, 18th - 27th June 2015

'Look Again' - 116th Annual Exhibition, The Pastel Society, Mall Galleries, London, 23rd Feb - 7th March 2015

SWA (Society Women Artists) 151st Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, 28th June - 7th July 2012

'Love Pastels' - 113th Annual Exhibition, The Pastel Society, Mall Galleries, London, 14th Feb - 25th Feb 2012

SWA (Society Women Artists) 150th Celebratory Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, 30th June - 9th July 2011

'Colour 2011' - 112th Annual Exhibition The Pastel Society, 20th April - 1st May 2011 

The 52nd Essex Open Exhibition, Beecroft Art Gallery, 10th July - 2nd October 2010

SWA 149th Annual Open Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, 30th June - 10th July 2010

'Contemporary Drawing '04,' Ruskin Mill, Stroud, 2004

Open Exhibition, City Gallery, Leicester, 2000


Group Shows


'THINKING OF YOU…POSTCARDS TO NEPAL' House of Illustration, Kings Cross, London - 21st May 2015

Selected work from Alumni of The Royal Drawing school - The Cooks School, Dumfries House, Cumnock, Ayrshire.
Opened by HRH The Prince of Wales on 2nd April 2013 - Work displayed until May 2014

‘The Uncanny' Chapel Gallery, Lancashire, 29th September - 17th November 2012

'Minutiae' The Stone Space, Leytonstone, London, 15th November - 9th December 2012

Group Show - Alumni of the Drawing School. Wiveton Hall Café, Norfolk, 25th June - 15th July 2009

The Prince’s Foundation Gallery, London, October - November 2008

'High Tea: A Show of Fresh Figurative Painting and Drawing', The TEA Building, London, November 2008

Windsor Castle Royal Drawing School Patron's Dinner 2008

Video Installation, Escape Bar and Art, London, 2004

Nth Art, Ols & Co Gallery, London, 2003

The Castle Gallery, Northamptonshire, 2002 

'Identikit,' Brixton Art Gallery, London, 2001 

Trinity Gallery, Leicester, 2001

'Concealed/Revealed,' Hogshead, Leicester, 2001

Degree show, Exhibition Centre, Leicester, 2001


Private Collections


The Prince of Wales Royal Collection

Lord & Lady Bacon, Raveningham Hall, Norfolk


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