I am an artist based in London. My most recent series of drawings were included in a book titled ‘Nowheres’, a collaborative project involving text and image. These drawings were exhibited at the Poetry Society and also the Barbican Centre in 2015. In 2014, for my project and solo exhibition, ‘Species of Trees and Other Landscapes’ I received a grant from Arts Council England. In 2012 I was awarded a residency at the Cill Rialaig Project in Ballinskelligs, County Kerry, Ireland. In 2009 Arts Council England awarded a grant to support my research into the work of 19th Century Landscape painter, Peter De Wint, at The Collection and Usher Gallery, Lincoln. Prior to that I received a Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant in 2007. I have been shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize and from 2001-2002 was a resident artist at the Florence Trust Studios in London. As well as exhibiting across the U.K., I have been in group shows in Europe, U.S.A. and Australia.
As a practising Artist I have held workshops in drawing as part of my exhibition programme and participation in Artists residencies.
Drawing is a core part of my art practice. I am passionate about the visual arts and about the importance and function of drawing both as a form of visual research, for the development of ideas and as an end in itself. I have developed techniques and understanding of drawing through the processes of drawing from observation and an understanding of abstraction and composition. I can offer students practice led drawing tuition. Teaching sessions will involve both drawing from observation, taking into account considerations such as accuracy of observation, choice of composition, range of mark making and surface textures.
Students will be encouraged to continually keep a sketchbook and each session will involve a critique of student progress. I am committed to ensuring my students improve their drawing skills under my tutelage since I am aware how such skills can be employed in many ways.
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|University of Hertfordshire||2001||Bachelors||2:1 BA(Hons)Fine Art|