Education

2014
NORFOLK PAINTING SCHOOL | Specialist oil painting and mentoring with internationally recognised artist Martin Kinnear:
Specialisms and technical workshops: Towards Abstraction & Expressive Oils.

2013
NORFOLK PAINTING SCHOOL | Simply Oils Foundation course.

1997-2000
BOURNEMOUTH UNIVERSITY, Centre for Excellence in Media Practice in the UK.
BA Hons Television & Video Production. (Film/Video and Photographic Arts/Visual Arts).

Specialisms: Cinematography (camera & lighting), directing & scriptwriting.

Previous & Upcoming Exhibitions:

2019 THE BIG ART PROJECT 5th-6th October, Kirkcudbright Galleries, St. Mary Street, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway, DG6 4AA.

2019 RESERVE, Solo Permanent Exhibition, Mr Pook’s Kitchen, 38 King St, Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway, DG7 1AD.

2019 MODERN WILDERNESS, Solo Exhibition, 28th July-14th September, Caerlaverock Gallery, The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS.

2019 SPRING FLING, 25th-27th May, Orange Route, Studio 54. Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland.

2019 FROM GALLOWAY, solo exhibition, 12th-17th November 2018, Bourne Hall Gallery, Spring Street, Ewell, Surrey, KT17 1UF.

2018 SUMMER SOLO EXHIBITION, The Drawing Room, Barons Craig Hotel, Rockcliffe, DG5 4QF, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland.

2018 SPRING FLING, 26-28th May, Orange Route, Studio 48. Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland.

2018 PLACE, 17th April-7th May, Ottersburn Gallery. Dumfries.

2017 SEEING SCOTLAND ‘The People’s Parliament’ permanent exhibition, Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh.

2016 EARTH AND CLAY, 6th Jul-3rd Aug, Willoughby Trust Gallery, Corby Glen. Lincs.

2015 Long Eaton Art Room Open Studio Summer Exhibition, Long Eaton, Nottingham.

2014 Aslackby Art Festival and Open Gardens, Aslackby, Lincolnshire.

2014 Long Eaton Art Room Festive Open Studios, Art & Craft Fair, Nottingham.

2014 Exhibition, Kate Zart Designs Gallery, Sleaford, Lincolnshire.

2013 Open Art Competition, Willoughby Trust Gallery, Corby Glen, Lincolnshire.

Memberships

2017-present
Upland Professional Membership

2014-present
A-n The Artists Information Company membership

Professional development | Creative experience |Workshops

2019

Open University course, Exploring Philosophy: Faking Nature.

Visiting Artist, The Big Art Project, Kirkcudbright Primary School.

2018-2019
Mentoring and fieldwork studies with wildlife artist John Threlfall SWLA.

Open University course, Art and visual culture: Medieval to modern.

2017
Photograph ‘Fire & Ice’ selected in competition for permanent onsite exhibition ‘The People’s Parliament’, The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh.

Attended Life Painting workshop with artist Katharine Wheeler. 

RSPB volunteer.

2016
Joined Rockcliffe Art Group & Life Drawing with John Threlfall. 

Attended Life Drawing workshop with artist Katharine Wheeler.

Bat Recorder, Southern Scotland Bat Survey, BTO & SNH.

Egg case recorder, The Shark Trust, Save our Seas Foundation – Citizen science project recording egg cases for data collection.

2015
Various open studios art and craft fairs and demonstrations.

2014
Began teaching creative painting, printmaking and drawing workshops (2014-2018)

Began teaching creative felt making workshops (2014-2016)

Various open studios art and craft fairs and demonstrations.

2012
Joined Newton Art Group with artist and potter Barbara Leaning. 

Joined The End Room Pottery Group with potter and artist Steve Leaning. (both 2012-16)

2011
Planter and recorder, Life on The Verge, Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust – helping local council reach biodiversity targets by surveying and designating, extending and replanting Local Wildlife sites to make corridors for wildflowers, butterflies and moths along roadsides and threatened chalk and limestone grassland.

2010
Began fibre art apprenticeship; felt making, nuno, eco-dyeing, psychology of art, colour and emotion with textile artist and art therapist Linda Irving (2010-16)

2000-2009
Freelance photographer and filmmaker/ location camera operator/ sound assistant/ researcher for private clients and companies including BBC Resources Ltd; Tiger Aspect Productions; Tigress Productions for National Geographic; Grenada Co-Operative Nutmeg Association; Renwick Estate Public Gardens; Marwell Zoological Park; Function Photographic Services.

Creative team, editorial and graphics; Redwood Publishing.

Film ‘Barcode (5014957046986)’ selected in a competition and purchased for broadcast on ITV (Meridian).

Film ‘Easternisation’ selected as top marked film for screening at 2000 Pieces BATV Degree Show, De Lane Lea Sound Center, (Warner Bros.) Soho.