Exhibitions & Performances
2023 – Canterbury International Arts Festival (Oct)
2023 – ‘Temples of Stone’, Parlour Art Gallery, Chicago (solo)
2023 – Genesis, The Beginning of Creativity, Manhattan, New York (May – July)
2022 & 2023 – Whitstable Museum & Gallery, Whitstable, Kent
2022 & 2023 – Fishslab Gallery, Whitstable, kent
2022 – Performance: as Mermaid ‘Euphrosyne and the Harty Spring’, Harwich International Sea Shanty Festival, Harwich, Suffolk
2022 – Women Celebrating Surrealism – The Centenary, Islington, London
2022 – Canterbury International Arts Festival
2021 – The Turner Contemporary Open
2021 – Performance: ‘The Fortune Teller’ and paintings at exhibition ‘Super-Natural’, Hundred Years Gallery, Hoxton, London
2021 – Cement Fields, Estuary 2021 (part of Whitstable Biennale) ‘The Water Replies’, Thames Estuary, Kent
2020 – Performance: Tarot of the Sordid Moon [collaboration with performance artist Helene Williams], online
2019 – Pure Form, Herne Bay, Kent
2018, 2019 – ‘Temples of Stone’ The Chagford Inn, Dartmoor, Devon
2017 – Pure Form paintings and drawings Burgate, Canterbury, Kent
2016 – Performance: Whitstable Biennale ‘The Gateway Between Two Worlds’ [collaboration with performance artist Helene Williams] Whitstable, Kent
2015 – Pure Form, Linden Hall Studios Deal, Kent
2015 – ‘Trees of Life’, Parlour Art Gallery, Chicago (solo)
2015 – Performance: Sacred Saturnian Ritual played a key character role for MA Myth Cosmology and the Sacred, Canterbury, Kent
2014 – Performance: Whitstable Biennale ‘Milking the Coast’ [for performance artist Helene Williams] Whitstable, Kent
2014 – Canterbury International Arts Festival, ‘I Offer You These Feet’ [Collaboration sculpture with Liz Jones] Eastbridge Hospital, Canterbury, Kent
2013 – Seacourt, Print exhibition etchings selected, Belfast, N Ireland
2013 – Lessedra World Print Annual etchings selected, Sofia, Bulgaria
2013 – Canterbury International Arts Festival, ’The Story of St. Alphege, Cartoons for the Etched Glass Screen’ Eastbridge Hospital, Canterbury, Kent (solo).
2013 – Draft and final cartoons for St Alphege frieze, St Alphege Church, Whitstable, Kent.
2013 – Pure Form, Burgate, Canterbury, Kent.
2012 – The Thinking Line exhibiting alongside artists; Leon Kossoff, Maggi Hambling, David Nash, Euan Uglow and Michael Craig-Martin Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury, Kent.
2012 – Tree Folklore Sayings, Proverbs and Myth, British Tree Conservation Ashford, Kent.
2010 – Canterbury International Arts Festival, Canterbury Cathedral, Kent
2010 – Outside the Square, Margate, Kent.
2009 – Fast Forward Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury, Kent.
2008 – Denise Yapp Contemporary Art Monmouth, Monmouthshire
2007 – ‘Out With In’, La Galleria, Pall Mall, London
2006 – ‘Painting and Drawing’, Lauderdale House, London
2005 – ‘Painting and Drawing’, Lauderdale House, London
Permanent Collections & Films
2019 – Film: ‘Old Bill & Sausage Robbers’, A documentary celebrating 50 years of Manor of Faversham Freemason’s Lodge No. 8248
2013 – ‘Temptation of Eve’ etching selected for permanent collection of Erotic Art, Lessedra, Sofia, Bulgaria
2011 – 2013 – ‘The Story of St. Alphege’ 12 metre etched glass screen commemorating the millennium of his martyrdom. St. Alphege Church, Whitstable, Kent
Residencies and Awards
2018 – Associate Fellow Higher Education Academy
2012 – Society for Education and Training QTLS
2009 – Artist in Residence University of Kent.
2009 – Chromos Painting Prize awarded at degree show Canterbury Christ Church University.
2003 – Shortlisted for Making Buildings Prize Crafts Council, London.
Publications & Press
2022 – Euphrosyne & The Harty Spring, Mysterium Press
2022 – Canterbury International Arts Festival, Kent Online
2021 – Meeting Vikings in English Churches, The Churches Conservation Trust
2014 – ‘The Story of St Alphege’ Catalogue produced by Brenda Tate Lovery
2014 – Art and Christianity Enquiry Magazine
22/7/2013 – Church marks key event in life of a saint. ITV
2012 – Lighting Installation over 6 pages Brides Magazine
2011 – Lighting Installation Kent on Sunday colour supplement
2009 – Painting for Joyce Kilmer poem ‘I think I shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree’ (art works published) Resurgence Magazine
1999 – Published a series of 3 sets for Independent on Sunday Cinema and Magazine Adverts
Research, Conferences & Festivals
2022 – Speaker ‘Drawing from the Imagination’ Realisation Festival. St Giles House, Wimborne, Dorset
2016 – Selected speaker ‘Exploring Video Art in Sacred Spaces’. White Cube, Dark Cube: A one-day symposium exploring the changing dynamics of experimental film and video in the 21st Century. Presenting my empirical research through interviewing in person the curator of ‘The Mystery of Tears’ at the MAC Gallery in Belfast, Curator of ‘Connemara, Dorothy Cross’ at the Turner Contemporary Gallery in Margate, Political Curator at Victoria and Albert Museum in London The Bishop of Dover and via twitter, The Digital Nun. Canterbury Christ Church University, Kent
2014 – 2016 – Speaker ‘New ways of drawing on glass’ for The Hilary Virgo Trust. Looking at the history of glass engraving, the industry now (to include examples of Vice Presidents and my own work). Lecture followed by a series of practical glass engraving and glass sand blaster workshops for students at Canterbury Christ Church University, Kent
2015 – Speaker ‘Art in Sacred Spaces’ St Alfege Church, Greenwich, London and St Alphege Church, Whitstable, Kent
2015 – Speaker ‘Sacred Geometry in Art’ Greenbelt Arts Festival, Kettering, Northampton
2011- 2013 – Research required to uncover the ‘Story of St. Alphege’ for Church of England, (worked with The Diocesan Advisory Committee and historian Dr Hilary Powell) for the resulting commissioned 12 metre acid etched glass screen. Community engagement workshops around the research and talks for Church of England around artist’s etched glass commission.
My teaching specialism is in the facilitation of creativity and the imagination. I take groups of artists on residential art retreats all over the world, lecture in art and the imagination, and lectured on BA and MA art programmes at Canterbury Christ Church University. I design and deliver art projects at festivals and organisations.
I freelance as a scenic painter for the film industry and a model maker.
2017 to date – Creative Mentor, Barclays Eagle Labs Innovation Centre, Barclays Bank Jersey, Channel Islands
2013 to 2018 – Lecturer for Art and Imagination Module MA Myth, Cosmology and the Sacred, Canterbury Christ Church University
2011 to date – ‘Drawing at Canterbury Cathedral’. Run independently at Canterbury Cathedral and partnered with Canterbury Christ Church University Education Department
2011 to date – Leading residential creative and developmental retreats for professional artists. Global locations. Also run trips for Canterbury Christ Church University.
2011-2014 – BA (Hons) Lecturer for Fine and Applied Art Canterbury Christ Church University specialising in Observation and Analysis Modules Years 1&2. Advanced drawing project, negotiated major project and drawing studies Year 3, Media, Art and Design Department, Canterbury Christ Church University. National Gallery, London, Student Visits teaching ‘Composition and Drawing’ around the Gallery
2009 to date – Running independent art courses and private tuition in many educational settings
1998 to date – Production of own exhibited and experimental art works paintings, drawings, film, prints and sculpture
1998 – 2013 Freelance set builder, costume maker, props and model making for film, TV, theatre and community art construction projects for National Theatre, Ralph Lauren, M and C Saatchi, TV and Film Industry (including film “Sexy Beast” and many TV adverts)
2018 – HEA Fellowship
2012 – Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). Qualified Post Compulsory and Secondary
2009 – Drawn Animation University of the Arts London
2008 – BA (Hons) Fine Art 1st Class Canterbury Christ Church University
1997 – BSc. Agriculture & the Environment, Wye College, Kent