An artist and educator who traverses the applied and fine art genres driven by a fascination with and subsequent production of landscapes in the broadest sense, representing contemporary allegories about our relationship with surface, the inanimate and immediate environment.
Forthcoming Residencies for 2022 include DrawInternational in Caylus France with DYCP Arts Council Funding and an ongoing role as devisor and facilitator of immersive arts projects, residencies and workshops through materialimmaterial an independant project that champions drawing.
Prior to becoming an Associate lecturing in Drawing within the School of Fashion and Textiles, previous undergraduate roles have included Senior Lecturer BA Textiles/Surface Design Buckinghamshire New University, Loughborough University and Goldsmiths College of Art, Textiles pathways.
Team and management roles teaching Foundation Art and Design and Fashion /Textiles pathways at West London College, Bournemouth College of Art, Kings Education and Instituto Marangoni London.
My teaching practice has traversed the fine and applied arts and looks at drawing as the pivotal practice between the two genres.
|1997||MA||Royal College of Art|
|1989||BA(Hons) Textiles||Winchester School of Art|
Honors and awards
Rachel Greengrass award of Research in Drawing with Acme Fire Station Residency London
Research interests and expertise
Research and professional practice overlap to generate an interest in pedagogy outside the formal institution looking at how and where we learn and what we subsequently create.
Teaching interests lie specifically within the transition from F.E to H.E education.
Publications and research outputs
Externally funded research grants information
|Collaborators||Currency||Funder||HESA Category||Project title||Value||Year ending||Year starting|
DRAWInternational Arts project Caylus, France
|Arts Council UK DYCP||Development of Creative Practice in conjunction with DRAWInternational Arts project Caylus, France|
Areas of teaching
- Applied drawing for body driven concepts within Fashion and Textiles including core art and design skills
- Drawing for Fine and Applied arts practice
- Life Drawing and illustration
- Textile knowledge and practice
Independent professional practice
Drawing features in my research as an impartial vehicle for responding to the physical world and our existence within it. The 'Monochrome’ format set aside from the clarity of the technicolour ‘Real’ investigates the cultural significance of landscape art and the documentation of space, both internal and external. Topographical drawing, pattern and the cartoon feature with the Renaissance literary model the Commonplace book in mind.
A practitioner who traverses applied and fine art genres driven by a fascination with and subsequent production of landscapes in the broadest sense, representing contemporary allegories about our relationship with surface, inanimate objects and immediate environment.
Arts Council UK DYCP Grant for the development of creative practice Awarded for 2022 in conjunction with DRAWInternational Arts project Caylus France
Social, community and cultural engagement
Educator and Facilitator at materialimmaterial
I facilitate creative workshops and performative events exploring drawing practice. The site-specific workshops and residencies present platforms for the communication of drawing narratives. factual or fictional and marry cloth, figure and location through a series of tableau which explore the textile in situ.
These events take drawing out of the institution and open wider discussions relating to a sense of space, history and identity. Engaging students and academics across creative genres will generate interesting approaches to cross disciplinary study.