Born 1966. Graduated 2:1 B.A Hons Illustration & Printmaking Camberwell School of Arts & Crafts 1988. 1988-1990 Lived and worked in los Angeles, California as a; Courier to the film and arts industry; Freelance editorial Illustrator; Interne at the Municipal Museum of Modern Art, Hollywood Boulevard, teaching art awareness and appreciation to deprived children from L.A.
Returned to UK, London 1990. 1990 – 1994 simultaneously worked as a freelance editorial illustrator and part time lecturer to; foundation studies art & design, Leicester Polytechnic; B.A Hons combined arts degree NENE college of art, Northampton.
1995-2001 Programme Leader to Foundation studies in art & design, De Montfort University, Leicester. 1998-2000, undertook a one year arts research course, followed by M.A by independent study (M-phil) in Fine Art, De Montfort University. Passed with Distinction.
2002-2010 Principal lecturer in Fine Art, DMU / practicing Fine artist.
2007 moved to the Charente, south west france to concentrate on own art practice.
2012 began to document visually the development of the construction of the new LGV train line from Bordeaux to Tours.
Currently Artist in residence and painting tutor to art courses at L'age Baston Chatêau, south-west France.
Continuing to progress and develop artworks through an investigation of the ‘primary’ industry and it’s associations with the landscape, I look specifically at structural forms created to resource the human need.
Ideas and visuals follow a natural progression from exterior structure to interior. Inspired by the prospect of past and present works forming a visual narrative of my life and representations of my observed world, I have documented current interior / exterior forms that I am directly connected with and that demonstrate my love of travel and diverse interests.
UK: Ecology Centre association of illustrators gallery London, Brighton festival, Harvey’s café London, Mall Galleries Islington London, Contemporary arts festival, Affordable art fair London, Morley Gallery London, contemporary arts Suffolk, CATS gallery Cambridge, International Exhibition city Gallery Leicester Labour Intensive, Leicestershire Museums, private gallery Bedford, Window display, Waitrose Brighton, Broomfield Hospital, Essex. NEWI Gallery, North Wales. DeMontfort University gallery. British arts show, Leicester transformed warehouse.
INTERNATIONAL: Dy Anson Gallery, Rodeo Drive (Los Angeles),
Exhibition for twinning association, Rouen France. (Prize-winner). Maronie Gallery. ‘Made in England’. Joint show. Kyoto, Japan.
Residencies: Seian University, Kyoto Japan (2002 & 2010) City Gallery Leicester making a mark for the millennium. Redland Lafarge Quarries, Wales and UK.
Awards: Development Grant East Midlands Arts. Development grant establishing Ex-Com east Midlands’s arts. Commission for Hawkins McGowan Architects. Coloured Resin Relief. Commission of Black and White drawings, regeneration project. Cultural quarter Leicester.
Currently artist in residence for the development of the LGV new railway line, near Angouleme, France.