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In 1995 I became the first Resident Artist of Kings School Canterbury based in Blackfriars, a 13th century Dominican Priory home to the schools art department. In contrast, I was also commissioned by The University of Kent to paint a mural for the Space Research Unit. Following this, I worked as Resident Artist at Canterbury's Christ Church College, teaching and exhibiting work based on local architecture.
Returning to London in 1997 I became the Resident Artist at St. Saviours Church, Pimlico; working in the cavernous gloom of the empty church where I explored the dramatic play of light upon the rich interior surfaces.
Following a 2 year residency for Westminster Council (on Grosvenor Docks), studying the urban riverside of Pimlico, I moved to historic Eel Pie Island in Twickenham. I have run painting workshops at Tate Britain and currently teach painting at Kingston University.
My work is held in private collections worldwide.
I am happy to be described as a 'site specific' artist because my work is readily influenced by my immediate surroundings and this why I enjoy working as a resident artist; new subject matter means new material to feed the imagination.
My intention is to use colour to generate different moods and to suggest dimensions hidden within familiar locations; the choice of colours is influenced by the snow fed lakes and rivers of New Zealand, where I spent my childhood. The recent work has evolved from my interpretation and fusion of these two realities.'
The Heatherley School of Fine Art Chelsea
Chelsea College of Art, London - Foundation 1987
Canterbury College of Art (BA Hons) Kent 1991
University of Kent (MA) Portraiture UK 1994
Accredited Personal Coach 2006
Certificate of Education (FE) 2007
Resident Artist, Port of Southampton, ABP 20014/5
Resident Artist, Royal Ballet School, White Lodge, Richmond Park, Surrey,UK 2011
Resident Artist for the National Physical Laboratory (London) 2010
Piano Gallery, Public Art Project , 7 Marshall St, Soho. 2010
2016 Solo Show, Baxter Gallery, Kingston, Surrey UK
2013 - International Art Fair, Chelsea, London, UK
2012 - Summer Show, Portland Gallery, Richmond UK
2011 - 'Light' Solo Show, Portland Gallery Richmond UK
2015 - Solo Show Southampton Port Residency, Sea World Museum, Southampton
2010 - 'Florence Biennale' Invited Artist.
2010 - "Piano Gallery' Soho, London, UK
2010 - 'Solo Show 'Physics of Art' National Physical Lab. Teddington, Surrey, UK
2009 - 'Summer Light' Fountain Gallery, Hampton UK
2008 - European Open Kulturecentre, Stockholm,
2006 'Works on Paper' Royal College of Art, London, UK