Biography


‘As I climb the steps of exit 2, out of Bank Station into Poultry,  I’m inspired by an awesome sight.
8.30 am in the morning: A incredible swirl of black city suits, focused and intent, sourced from numerous mainline stations, swerving, forcing, ducking, diving, sometimes patiently waiting, making their way over the medieval camber and through the ancient roman junction, created by the powerful buildings of Bank, Royal Exchange and Mansion House’.

On site by 7am, with japanese sketch book and 6b pencil, I aim to catch the first trickle of commuters entering the city, building to a crescendo at 8.30, when all the traffic lights are fixed in their favour

the circular swirl of black emerges,

by 9am it slows to a trickle,

by 9.30 it is gone….


EDUCATION:
  • 2016-18 (starting Sept.2016) Diploma in Portraiture, Heatherley’s School of Fine Art, London
  • 2007  The Drawing Year MA level diploma: The Prince’s Drawing School, London.
  • 2004  BA (hons) Fine Art: University of Hertfordshire.
AWARDS:
  • 2017 Heatherley School of Fine Art Portrait Prize
  • 2010 Drawings Fair Prize, Watercolours and Works on Paper, Abbott & Holder Ltd.
  • 2008 First Prize ‘Hung, Quartered and Drawn’ Competition.Tower of London. H.R.P.
  • 2004 University Prize
  • 1999 University Prize
ART INSTALLATIONS, MURALS and COMMISSIONS:
    • 2015 Emmaus Centre. Nicholas Breakspear School, St. Albans.
    • 2012 Charles de Beistegui”s Masked Ball Drawing, now on permanent loan at the Rolls Building, Royal Courts of Justice.
    • 2012 Deutsche Bank.  Drawing for Hermann Josef Lamberti
    • 2011 Charles de Beistegui”s Masked Ball Drawing, Joint Commission for Prince’s Drawing School  10th Anniversary, with Van Cleef & Arpels.
    • 2010 Tower Drawing installed on West Side of White Tower (Tower of London)
    • 2010 A & K Wilson Gallery,The Ornamental Diary, Luton Hoo Estate.
    • 2009 Regent Street Festival: Drawing the 10th Anniversary Birthday Card on Site
    • 2008 Tower Drawing installed on East Side of White Tower (Tower of London)
    • 2002  The Mural at Emmen, Netherlands.(Assistant to Artist, Henrietta Van’t Hoog)


EXHIBITIONS


  • 2016  2 1/2 Dias,Circo de Ideias Gallery, Porto, Portugal.
  • 2015 Hexagon Group Artists, Espacio Gallery,London. 7-13 Dec
  • 2015 Print Exhibition, Heatherleys, London.
  • 2014 Anise Gallery Charity Auction, Shad Thames, London.
  • 2014 10×10 Drawing in the City, The Shard, London: Article 25
  • 2014 ‘ Catching the Eye’, The Crypt Gallery, Euston road, London.
  • 2014 ‘Walking the Line’, Upstairs Gallery, Berkhamsted.
  • 2013 ‘On a Small Scale’, Frame Factory, Cross Street, London.
  • 2013 ‘Weekend Window’, Abbott and Holder Gallery, . London
  • 2013 10×10 Drawing in the City, Crossing, Granary Square, London: Article 25
  • 2012 10×10 Drawing in the City, Somerset House, West Wing: Article 25.
  • 2012 Big Drawings: 6 Foot and Over, Prince’s Drawing School Gallery, London.
  • 2011 The 100 Project, Biscuit Building, London E2.
  • 2011 Buckingham Palace, London. Prince’s Drawing School 10th Anniversary (Van Cleef & Arpels)
  • 2011 Watercolours and Works on Paper Art Fair, Science Museum, London
  • 2010 AAF Battersea, London.
  • 2010 A & K Wilson Gallery,The Ornamental Diary, Luton Hoo Estate.
  • 2009 Sketches for the Unemployed, Acquire Art Gallery, London.
  • 2009 Wiveton Hall Exhibition, Norfolk.
  • 2008 Windsor Castle, Prince’s Drawing School. Patron’s Dinner
  • 2008 Graduate Show, Princes Drawing School, London.
  • 2008 Group Show,Drawing School Studios,Tea Building.London
  • 2008 The 10th International Art Exhibition: Climate Change: Srinakharinwirot Art Gallery, Bangkok.
  • 2005 W+E Contemporary Art Exhibition, Chiang Mai University Art Museum, Thailand.
  • 2004 Field of Vision: New York.
  • 2004 Art In Herts: Faculty of Art and Design Gallery.
  • 2004 Final Year Show, Faculty of Art and Design Gallery, University of Herts.
  • 2003/4 Open Exhibition at Margaret Harvey Gallery, St. Albans
RESIDENCIES:
2008 British Council and  Srinkharinwirot Art Gallery, Bangkok.

2002 Assistant to Artist, Henrietta Van’t Hoog: The Mural at Emmen, Netherlands.

TEACHING, CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS and THE BIG DRAW :

  • 2016 Drawing Figurative Movement Workshops, Porto University of Architecture, Porto, Portugal
  • 2015 Workshop Leader, Turtle Key Arts, High Wycombe and London.
  • 2013  The Big Draw, NADFAS, Kensington Hall, London.
  • 2013 Co-workshop Tutor, Trainee-tutor training, Prince’s Drawing School.
  • 2012 Working Group Tutor for the Drawing Clubs, Prince’s Drawing School.
  • 2011  Workshop Leader, Campaign for Drawing, City of London Festival.
  • 2011 Workshop Leader : Drawing Session,Turtle Key Arts at Paddington Arts , London.
  • 2009-11  Tutor: Young Artists Programme: The Prince’s Drawing School: Westminster Drawing Club, Life Drawing Room at the Royal Academy.
  • 2010  Tutor : Drawing Workshops for Children, The Whitechapel Gallery, London E 1
  • 2008 Assistant Tutor: Young Artists Programme: Westminster Club, Kingsgate Studios, Wallace Collection & Life Drawing Room, Royal Academy.
  • 2008 Assistant Tutor: Young Artists Programme: South Kensington Club, Natural History Museum.
  • 2008 Workshop Tutor: Climate Change: Schools in Bangkok and the  Students at Srinkharinwirot University, Bangkok.
  • 2005 Workshop Tutor:  Schools in Chiang Mai in collaboration with the W+E Exhibition, Thailand.
PUBLICATIONS:
2014 ‘Sketch Your World’ by James Hobbs.
2009 ‘The Big Story’
1996 ‘Jammie Donuts’