2005-2007                           MA Communication Design, Central St. Martins College of Art & Design

1991-1994                           BA (Hons) Textiles, Manchester Metropolitan University

1989-1991                           Foundation Course Art & Design, St Helens College, Institute of Art & Design


Commissions and Public Art

  2018 Libraries, Automata and The Big Draw - Commission for Inspire, Nottingham

2018 Festival Triptych - Commission for Wirksworth Arts Festival with community engagement

           2017                                      Art on The Model - Commission for New Bolsover Model Village with community engagement

           2015                                     'Hidden Spires' - Visual artist for theatre production, Old Fire Station, Oxford

           2015                                     'The rocks beneath us and the hills around us' - Commission for Folly park view

           2014                                     'Bringing the outside inside'  - Commission for Whiteleaf Hospital, Aylesbury                   

           2013                                      Window signage - Commission for Old Fire Station, Oxford          

           2011                                      'Change' - Opening commission for the refurbished Old Fire Station, Oxford

           2008                                      Window panel designs - Commission for Nuffield Orthopaedic Hospital, Oxford


Art Residencies and Workshops

          2018- date Artcore, Derby - Art Tutor

          2015-2016                          Oxfordshire Hospital School, Oxford - Artist in Residence

          2014 - 2016                        Fairfield Residential Care Home, Oxford - Art Tutor

          2011- 2013                         Crisis Skylight Centre, Oxford - Art Tutor

          2008-2016                          St Andrews Primary School, Oxford - Art Club

          2006-2007                          Leckford Place School, Oxford - Head of Art & Design


Selected Exhibitions

2018: The Big Draw:Play Touring 4 Nottinghamshire Libraries

Exhibited artwork collated from workshops with schools in response to ‘When the Circus visited the Library’. The artwork created inspiration for automata artist ‘Keith Newstead’ to create a collection box for the libraries.

An article written about The Big Draw which features this work:


2013:             Breaking of Tulips; unwrapping books   University of Oxford Botanic Garden

Group show: Exhibited artwork in response to articles from an achive of Gardening Chronicles dating from 1800’s.


2010:          Rearranging formulae; unwrapping books   O3 Gallery, Oxford

Group show: Artists celebrating science. An imaginative transmutation of mathematical and scientific books and journals, selected and donated by Oxford University Press

Website of unwrappingbooks which features both of the above exhibitions:


2009:        What is crime?   198 Gallery, Brixton, London

Group show: Shortlisted Photography competition, challenging conventional thinking about harm, injustice and crime


2007:        MA Communication Design    The Mall Galleries, London

Group show: Final show: Central St Martins College of Art & Design


2006:        Food for Thought   OXO Gallery, London

Group show: Shortlisted Photography competition winners, in association with The Observer Food Monthly


Grants, Awards and Publications


Design Week: Work published on front cover. Article and interview inside. 14 June 2007, volume 22, number 24

The Observer Food Monthly Photography Competition: Shortlisted from 7,000 entries. Work featured in the OFM magazine August 2006, No 65

START Magazine: Special feature discussing an art residency in an Oxford school

Artworks Young Artists of the Year Award: Certificate of Merit. Highly commended. Work created during residency at Isis Middle School, Oxford