Based in Norwich, UK and currently studying towards a part-time, distance learning Creative Arts degree with the Open College of the Arts.  This is the first formal art qualification I have worked towards since GCSE, over thirty years ago.  

Throughout the years I have continuously been making and creating. Largely self-taught but also attending a wide range of short courses and classes along the way.

I used my interest in art during my career teaching a range of students with special educational needs. A highlight being the curation of an exhibition showcasing student work in 2013. From 2017 to 2019 I worked as Arts Coordinator in a school for pupils with complex needs.  

I believe that making art is a form of problem solving and the more skills you have in your toolbox the more potential solutions you have to solve those problems.  I fully intend to keep broadening my visual arts skillset.  

My current work mainly combines textiles, sculpture and text.  I aim to work sustainably by limiting myself predominantly to the use of materials I already have, can source second hand or which would otherwise be discarded.

Working from home I constrain myself to methods which can be carried out from my dining table or my sofa.

In 2021 I completed a MSc in Psychology, a field that I bring into my practice through ideas from ecopsychology, positive psychology and more generally as an interest in the mind and human behaviour.

My work has been described as riotous, playful and curious.  I aim to produce work that I enjoy and hope others can find some enjoyment in it too.