Artist and Teacher
I am an artist and an educator. Throughout my career I have been fascinated with the subtle variations in our individual perception of colour, light, form and perspective. I currently use the medium of paint as a way of communicating the knowledge gained from my research and interactions. I position myself as an artistic interpreter in surfacing these nuances in our vision and encourage the viewer the contemplate an alternative and often unconsidered viewpoint.
Originally from Sunderland in the North East, I now live in Wakefield. I studied BSc Textile Design in Huddersfield specialising in Knitted Textiles and went on to work as a Knitwear Designer and then a self employed knitwear business owner. Alongside this I worked as Senior Lecturer in Textiles at The University of Huddersfield where I undertook a Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE) and taught a wide range of art, textiles and craft techniques. More recently, and after having a family, I have taught adult art classes alongside the development of my own artistic practice.
Exhibitions, Collaborations, Commissions, Teaching, Charities