Born in Farnborough, Hampshire, with a family background in the arts and education
Hertfordshire University 1982-84 – Combined Arts
Southampton University 1993-95 – BA Hons Fine Art/Related Arts 2:1
As an artist in the community:
- Art play schemes, festivals, residences in schools, parks, colleges throughout Hampshire and beyond, working with all ages in a wide range of techniques and media. Major themes have been nature and the environment.
- Art teaching posts held at Eggars Secondary School, All Hallows Secondary School, and Robert May Secondary School.
In my studio:
- Working on commissions and exhibition pieces, running workshops, and projects such as large felt making and yurt building.
Design, installation and teaching in places such as:
- Queen Elizabeth Country Park: Interactive installation.
- Butser Ancient Iron Age Farm and Roman Villa: Hands-on ancient technology, designing, building wicker men, bread ovens, frescoes, etc.
- Tahir High School, Soma, in Gambia: Camera obscura in the environment.
- All Saints Primary School (Beacon school), Fleet: Celebrating their link to the Gambia with a ceramics and fine art project.
- Send Prison for Women: Felt making.
- Highland Wildlife Park: Interactive visitor art.
- Bedales Gallery: Exhibition of drawings, felts, paintings.
- King Richards School, Paulsgrove: Fire sculpture.
- Whitelands Project: Experiments in outdoor classroom potential.
I have a passion for the natural environment and a deep curiosity concerning the nature of the human psyche and the evolution of consciousness.
I have been to many courses run by the Sacred Trust, which researches the spiritual culture of indigenous peoples. I have 45 certificated days with Psychology of Vision.
I am also a keen gardener, cook, mum and singer.
I have always valued the relationships I make with those people who live and work in rural places in both traditional and pioneering practices.