On leaving school, I started to train as an architect but then changed direction and worked instead in the Public Sector. However, art was in my blood. My father was an architect, my paternal aunt was a costume designer working in TV and films and my maternal aunt was an artist and musician. In 1996, after years of attending a variety of art-related leisure classes, I enrolled on an open access printmaking course at the Arts Institute at Bournemouth (now the Arts University College at Bournemouth) and became hooked! I was encouraged to further my fine art training and went on to complete the Foundation in Fine Art, followed by an HNC in Fine Art/Printmaking.

In 2003, I bought my own press and now work from home in Wimborne.

Arts Institute at Bournemouth      HNC in Fine Art/Printmaking 2003-2005
Arts Institute at Bournemouth      Foundation Diploma in Fine Art (distinction) 2001-2003
Current/Forthcoming Exhibitions:  
Floral Showcase, Mostyn Shop, 12 Vaughan Street, Llandudno, LL30 1AB 4 Feb - 28 May 2017
Four Seasons Art, Five Arrows Gallery, Exbury Gardens, Exbury S045 1AZ 8 April - 11 June 2017
Christmas at the Mill 2016, Walford Mill, Wimborne 2016
Handmade for Christmas, The Workhouse Chapel, Sturminster Newton 2016
Four Seasons Art Spring Exhibition, Exbury Gardens, Southampton 2016
Open Studio for Dorset Art Weeks 2016
Fisherton Mill, Salisbury 2005 - 2016
Affinity Fine Art, Castle Cary 2015 - 2016
Inspire 2015, Walford Mill, Wimborne 2015
Handmade for Christmas, The Workhouse Chapel, Sturminster Newton, 2015
Moors Valley Country Park, near Ringwood 2015
"Purveyors of Print", Xylonite Arts, London E4 2015
Acanthus Gallery, Wareham 2012 - 2015
The Grey Door Gallery, Castle Cary 2013 - 2015
Inspire 2014, Walford Mill, Wimborne 2014
Manor Yard, Symondsbury Estate, Bridport 2014
Mottisfont Open, Mottisfont Abbey, Nr Romsey, Hampshire 2014
Open Studio for Dorset Art Weeks 2014
Hawthorn Gallery, Blandford 2012 - 2014
Inspire 2013, Christmas Exhibition, Walford Mill, Wimborne 2013
Millstream Cafe, Walford Mill, Wimborne 2013
The Workhouse Chapel, Bath Road, Sturminster Newton 2013
LOOKart, Exmouth 2012
Open Studio for Dorset Art Weeks 2012
C.L.A.R.C. Wimborne 2011
Red Earth Gallery, Bickleigh, Tiverton, Devon 2011
Open Art: Coastal Connections, The Red House Museum, Christchurch 2010
Gap Year in France 2009 - 2010
Acanthus Gallery, Wareham   2009
“Hang It”, Salisbury Arts Centre   2008
Wimborne Town Centre Six, Dorset Art Weeks            2008
Spring Forward 08, Delamore Gallery, Cornwood, Devon 2008
LopLop Gallery Café, Poole    2008
Oxfords Bakery & Café, Blandford  2007
Small Pictures Open, Salisbury Arts Centre  2007
Open Art 2007, The Red House Museum, Christchurch  2007
“Unfolding”, The Peacock Gallery, Upton Park, Poole 2007
Tilseds Art Centre and Gallery, Wimborne 2007
Coastal Creatives Design Fairs, The Study Gallery, Poole 2006
Open Studio, Dorset Art Weeks 2006
“The Art of Pattern”, Open, Southampton City Art Gallery 2006
Degree Show, the Arts Institute at Bournemouth 2005
“Between the Years”, EDGA, EDDC Offices, Wimborne 2005
Gallery 92, New Milton 2005
Green Rock Café, Shaftesbury 2004
“Immaterial World”, Open Studio, Dorset Art Weeks 2004
Foundation Show, the Arts Institute at Bournemouth 2003