Mixed-Media Artist, Torbay South Devon
I am captivated by the sea and the sky, whose everchanging moods and colours fascinate and enchant me at all times of the year – it is this that makes my home in the southwest the perfect subject and source of inspiration!
Mixing and matching my medium, depending on the effect I want to create, I build up my paintings in layers. Working with a combination of traditional techniques and tools I have fashioned myself, I combine washes of paint and layers of metal leaf, gypsum or collage to create depth and texture – making each piece that I produce truly unique.
Exhibitions & Awards
Membership & Associations
Training & Work Experience
2017 | South Devon College: BTEC Level 1 Construction – Plastering
2014/15 | Mike Wye Ltd: Certificated courses in traditional plaster techniques and paints
2012 | School of Art, Craft & Jewellery: Level 1 Art Clay Silver Diploma
2004 | University of Portsmouth: BA HONS (First Class) Restoration and Decorative Studies
2003 | Eastleigh College: NCFE Level 3 – Creative Crafts (Stained Glass)
2000 | Winchester School of Art: Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (with Merit)
In 2012, after some time in a “regular job”, I decided to pick up my brushes again. Initially working on my own artwork to sell, I now have the privilege to share my passion for art through teaching.
2017 – Present | Teacher of Art and Craft at SPRATS-TQ
Teaching a range of painting and jewellery making classes across South Devon. These include retirement communities, and art venues, as well as from my own studio. I teach a mix of one-to-one classes and small groups
2012 – Present | Freelance Artist at Pillinger Arts
Working on my own personal projects, private commissions and freelance work within my skillset of painting, faux finishes and gilding
2004 – 06 | Architectural Glass Maker at Putsch Glass Ltd
Fused and specialist glass maker and designer for private and commercial commissions