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I am an established East Angian printmaker and community artist. I have been working for 16 years in the region. My work is tonal, colourful and humorous and uses narrative. I use a visual diary to develop prints and paintings. I am available for exhibitions, commissions, residencies and workshops. I have a PGCE and CRB clearance, and I am available for schools and community tutoring as ‘Rural Mural Company’ I teach, print murals, bookmaking, wind sculptures and painted murals as well as other subjects.
 
Statement
 
My work is of a colourful and humorous nature.  I include narrative and story telling in my prints. I use sketchbooks as a visual diary and develop my images from this and my interest in ecology and wildlife. I have specialised in print making but also run a community based arts programme called rural mural community arts. I am currently developing  new work about the natural world based around the  coastline and other regions in Britain. This work also includes an underlying narrative about humanity.
 
Exhibitions
 
2010 Printfest and solo Show at Ferini gallery, Pakefield
August 2008 Best Foot Forward Mural project
June 2007 Lewisham Art House One Man Show
September 2005 - 2009 Norwich print fair
June 2005 Lowestoft art Festival ran workshops and exhibition programme within this event as well as exhibiting in the Warehouse gallery
May 2005 Halesworth gallery 3 person show including ‘life’s a beach’ 
June 2004 The foundry old street London and petit -tou café gallery Peckham
2000-2005 other shows also include Craftco in Southwold, Minories in Colchester 
Norwich hospitals and Wells at the Richford gallery.
1999 Bath print fair (bath print group)
1998 Norwich school of art degree show
1993-6 exhibited with Bradford studio group show
1988-5 showed regularly at Hayletts gallery and in printworks Colchester 
Also exhibited with Printmakers council and 12 PM print groups in the UK and abroad.
Winner of Essex open 1991 (also award 1990)
Award eastern open 1988
1987 The Ferens print Biennial Hull 
1985 Whitworth young contemporaries Manchester
 
Commissions and Residencies
 
August 2008 best step forward mural residency
October 2005 print residency in Norfolk schools 
June 2005 Lowestoft arts festival ‘easterly wind’ workshops and exhibition organiser for positive dads funded by Suffolk CC 
1997-2004 community murals funded by rural arts east and Norfolk county council
1993-6 landscape design project for Bradford CC
1987-92 commissions included Peterborough general hospital print mural 
 Eastern arts Essex university print editions among various others.