I have always been interested in art and crafts, particularly fashion design and textiles, but had little time to practise whilst working full time as an International Conference Organiser. However, I did manage to return to part time study and in 2011 obtained a first class BA(Hons) degree in Graphic Design & Illustration. The high point being to have the work from one of my student projects bought for Tate Britain's Artists' Books Library.
Since then I have been able to devote more time to my creative interests and discovered a skill in oil painting. It took some years for a style to emerge, and it is still developing.
Feature article in the May 2020 issue of the Ox Magazine
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Painting accepted for the Oxford Art Society Open Exhibition.
Commission completed of a large white peony
Ox Magazine article, also featuring work by Sarah Bowman and Charlotte Marlow
8-17 May 2020
Oxfordshire Artweeks as part of the Bicester Art Network - 30 artists exhibiting at The Old St Edburg’s School, Cemetary Road, Bicester OX26 6BB
Now taking place as a virtual exhibition, see website
12-13 October 2019
Otmoor Art Fair 2019 - Islip Village Hall, Church Lane, Islip, nr Kidlington OX5 2TA - open 11am-4pm
2-27 October 2019
Oxford Art Society Open Exhibition
Cloister Gallery, St John the Evangelist, Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1EH - open Weds to Sun, 10am-5pm
Exhibition in collaboration with Islip Open Gardens, Oxon
Work exhibited along with 20 other artists at the Otmoor Art Fair.