Teacher in Art & Design, Art & Design
I have an MA Painting Degree from Chelsea College of Art in London and a BA Hons Degree in Fine Art from Trent Poly in Nottingham. Originally from Newcastle I lived and worked in Nottingham and then London for seventeen years exhibiting my work frequently before returning to the North East eleven years ago.
I am an abstract painter and have worked for several years in oil on canvas using pigments and ground glass but currently work in acrylic. Northern light and references to landscape have been a source of inspiration in my work which has process at its centre. I use thin layers of colour to create surfaces where the interplay between movement and light is the focus.
I have taught in both FE and HE for over twenty years and I encourage my students to experiment and develop in their own way as individuals.
I am currently course leader for the BTEC Extended Diploma in art and Design Level 3.