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’