Artist’s CV

I grew up in a family of artists and was taught initially by my parents who were both art teachers in colleges in London.
In my early 20s, I studied Philosophy at Christ’s College, Cambridge: a process of defining and asking difficult questions. Over the years, I have, in addition to making art, worked as a social worker, yoga teacher and, most recently, as a psychotherapist.
At the outset of my painting career, in my late twenties, I concentrated mainly on abstract work, and I received tuition for many years at The City Literary Institute in Holborn, London.
Now in my 50s, I have developed my own particular style of painting, and my focus is now to celebrate the extraordinary nature of the world we find ourselves in and our place in the universe.
In addition to creating my own pieces of work, I have worked with adults on art projects in day care settings, worked collaboratively producing jointly made pieces of work with other artists, and made presentations and run workshops about my working methods. My paintings can be found in private collections in this country, France, Argentina and the USA.

A SELECTION OF PREVIOUS EXHIBITIONS

1999  Banbury Museum, Oxfordshire
2000-2007  Annual “Art weeks” Open Studios, Oxfordshire, 7 Solo exhibitions
2001  Tan-y-Llyn Gallery, Meifod, Powys, Solo exhibition
2002 & 2003  Chipping Norton Theatre Gallery, Oxfordshire, 2 group exhibitions
2002  Cotswold Wildlife Park, Burford, Oxfordshire, Group exhibition
2002  Lyme Regis Arts Festival. Group exhibition
2002 & 2003  Cotswold Art Exhibition, Kingham Hill. Group exhibitions
2002  Online Gallery of Oxfordshire Artists
2002  Banbury and District Twinning Association Group exhibition in Ermont, France
2003  Creative Arts Network group exhibition, St Mary’s Church, Banbury
2003  The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury, Group exhibition
2003  The Green Scene Gallery, Cropredy, Oxfordshire, Solo exhibition
2004  Centrepoint Business centre, Solo exhibition
2004  Originals Gallery, Stow on the Wold, Gloucestershire, Group exhibition
2004  Northampton Open Studios,  2-person exhibition
2005  The Frank Hayes Gallery, Northampton, Group exhibition
2005  Art on the Hill, Aylesbury, Bucks,  Group exhibition
2006  Banbury Visual Arts Centre Trust, Group Christmas show
2010  Hastings Art Forum, Solo exhibition
2012  Hastings Art Forum, Group exhibition, ‘Green Fuse’ Spring Show,
to accompany the Jack in the Green Festival
2012  5 Works featured in ‘Agenda Online’, illustrated Poetry Broadsheet,
2013  Archived by the Bodleian Library, Oxford.
2014  Hastings Arts Forum, Solo exhibition
2015  Cover illustration for ‘Agenda’ Poetry Magazine, ‘Callings’