Hampstead School of Art
I grew up in London where I still live and paint. After obtaining a degree in Fine Art Painting at Brighton - the sea being a particular source of inspiration - I gained a PGCE qualification in Art. This led to various teaching jobs, including the Hampstead School of Art, Camden School for Girls, Channing School and Artist in Residence at North Westminster School.
In recent years, my employment has been mainly in schools, teaching a range of disciplines to all stages including GCSE and A Level. However, I began my career in adult education at the Hampstead School of Art, where I taught a variety of painting classes and workshops. At times, I have also substituted for staff at Lauderdale House and The Mary Ward Centre. Primarily a landscape painter, I often paint in the open with a direct response to the subject. I enjoy the immediacy of watercolour, especially gouache, and try to assimilate the confusion of elements within nature. Colour is the main keystone - capturing shapes and rhythms with expressive brushwork.
Group exhibitions include: Mall Galleries, Camden Art Centre, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, The London Group, Brighton Alive, Llewellyn Alexander Gallery, The Walk Gallery and Highgate Fine Art.
Solo exhibitions: Burgh House, Hampstead, Galerie Valerie, Marylebone, The Walk Gallery, The Ark Gallery, Channing School.