Biography

Art Education, Statement and Shows
STATEMENT:
I was born and raised in East Africa and consequently have a passionate affinity with untamed vistas whether desert or sea. I define spaces through colour and texture. Drawing on my emotional and physical reaction to particular times, places and events, I combine observation and personal feelings to create artworks that are filled with directness, immediacy and vibrant energy. Having undertaken artistic training in Britain with Oliver Bevan and Roy Ray at the St Ives School of Painting, Italy and South Africa, including an MA in Printmaking and Professional Practise with the University of Brighton and the London Print Studio 2004-5, I have exhibited extensively throughout Britain since 1990.

ART EDUCATION:
MA in Printmaking and Professional Practice with the University of Brighton and the London Print Studio 2004-5. Part-time study at Morley College from 2001 to 2002. Private studies with Oliver Bevan from 1988 to 2000 and at the St Ives School of Painting with Roy Ray, Steve Dove and John Clark. Intensive courses at the Verrocchio Centre in Tuscany 1990 and 1996. Part-time studies with Bill Ainsley at the Johannesburg Art Foundation in South Africa from 1983 to 1987. Other Education: BSc Honours in Psychology at Bristol University.

EXHIBITIONS
Solo/ Duo:
•2002, 2001 Black Swan Arts Cafe, Somerset
•1999 Thornton Bevan Arts, London
•2002, 2000 & 1998 Mariners Gallery, St Ives
•1993 Riverside Rooms, Richmond, London
•1993 Hyde Park Gallery, London
•1990 Chelsea Long Gallery, London Group

Group:
•2017 & 2000 Off the Wall, Bucks County Museum, Aylesbury, Bucks
•2017 - 2016 Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London
•2017 - 2015 Commercial Square Studios & Square Umbrella Gallery, High Wycombe
•2017 - 2015 Oxford Art Society
•2017 - 2013 Beds, Bucks & Herts Print Society
•2017- 2000 Bucks Art Society
•2015 Creative Connections, Bucks County Museum, Aylesbury
•2013 Pastel Society, Mall Galleries, London
•2011 - 1997 Bucks Art Forum
•2010 – 2008 Indigo Arts
•2005 The London Print Studio
•2004 The Hunting Prize (considered)
•2004 Black Swan Arts, Open Exhibition
•2003 Smarts, Stoke Mandeville Studio
•2003 The Affordable Art Fair (Indigo Arts), London
•2002 Chelsea Art Society
•2002 The Sheridan Russell Gallery, London
•2002 - 2001 The New Studio, Rose Court, Olney, Bucks.
•2001 Thomas Plunkett Fine Art, St Albans, Herts
•2001 Royal Academy (considered).
•2000 University of Glamorgan, Purchase Art Prize
•2000 First Sight Gallery, Bath, Avon
•2000 Battersea Art Fair (Thornton Bevan Arts)
•2000 - 1997 Indigo Arts at Whiteleys, Queensway,
•1994 Group 305, Gunnersbury Park, London
•1991 Studio 130, & Centre Verocchio at the Hyde Park Gallery, London