1993 - 1994 St Lukes School of Education, Exeter University. PGCE Secondary
1987 - 1991 Exeter School of Art and Design, BA. (hons) Degree. 2:1 Fine Art (Painting)
1986 - 1987 Weston College of F.E., Foundation Diploma in General Art & Design
2011 - Life Drawing Tutor, Wolfson College, Oxford
2011 - 2011 Artist-in-Residence at The Art Room – Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award
2008 – 2011 Part – time Community Schools Outreach Artist/Teacher, Waddesdon C of E School.
2008 – 2010 Part – time Art Teacher, Visual Arts Status, Waddesdon C of E School, Bucks.
2005 – 2008 Artist working in studio at the Ark-T Centre, Cowley, Oxford.
2003 – 2005 Artist working in shared studio, 100a Cowley Road, Oxford
1997 – Present Mother/Artist
1994 – 1997 Art Teacher, Cheney School, Oxford
Artist/Teacher Community Outreach Responsibilities
2008 – 2011
As part of the Arts Visual Arts College programme at Waddesdon CE School I have run a variety of
Art workshops and activities to support the primary partner schools. These have included Teacher
INSET workshops, Gifted and Talented days, themed activities and masterclasses
May – September 2009
Community Mural, Windmill Primary School, Headington, Oxford
May/June 2007 and June 2008
Base 33 (day centre for socially excluded and hard to reach teenagers supported by Witney
Schools) I ran a series of Art projects and workshops aimed at building confidence and recognition
for students released to the Base 33 Centre.
Portrait workshops, St Ebbes Primary School, Grandpont, Oxford
1991 Fine Art Degree Show – Exeter College of Art
1991 Fresh Art – Business Design Centre, Islington
2003 Open Studio – 100a Cowley Road, Oxford
Feb - Mar 2004 The Oxford Show – Modern Art Oxford
May 2004 Artweeks – 100a Cowley Road
June – July 2004 Space - Woodstock Road, Oxford
Sept 2004 The White Hart, Wytham
July 2005 International Baptist Conference, Birmingham
Oct – Dec 2005 Patrons Exhibition, Ark-T Centre, Oxford
Apr 2006-11 Work shown annually at Queens College Chapel, Oxford University as part of a recital of the Biber Mysteries
Oct 2006 Solo Exhibition at the O3 Gallery, Oxford
July 2007 Solo Exhibition at Ark T Centre, Oxford
March 2009&10 Stations of the Cross exhibition at The Jam Factory, Oxford
2011 5th Anniversary exhibition at O3 Gallery, Oxford
May 2012 Solo Exhibition, Wolfson College, Oxford
1990 Given ‘Best Studentship’ Award, Exeter College of Art
2004 Awarded Oxford Castle Heritage Project Prize at Modern Art Oxford – The Oxford Show. Prize included a Solo Exhibition at the O3 Gallery October 2006
2011 Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award winner.
I started my career as an Art Teacher at Cheney School, Headington in 1994. At Cheney I established myself as an Art Teacher for key stages 3 to 5 teaching National Curriculum Art, GNVQ Art and Design, GCSE Art and A Level Art. I worked at the school for three and a half years before taking a break from teaching and focusing on being a mother and raising a family. In 2003 I developed my practice as an artist and have been doing this ever since.
In September 2008 I returned to teaching as part-time art teacher and primary school outreach art specialist at Waddesdon CE School Buckinghamshire. My role here was a very exciting and fulfilling one where I took on a number of community roles and initiatives as part of the schools specialist Arts College programme. I was responsible for creating a programme of art teaching which supports the primary school teachers in delivering the national curriculum requirements. I spent one day per week teaching in these primary schools and one day per week teaching key stage 3 in the secondary school. Along with the secondary school I worked with one first school, 4 primary schools and a nursery.
My Role as the Primary School Community Teacher has enabled me to create and teach successfully a number of projects that have impacted positively the learning of art for young people and supported and instilled confidence in teacher colleagues at the partner schools. One aspect of my role at the primary schools was to establish a legacy of creative and innovative good practice. To enable this I worked closely with the art co-ordinators to agree appropriate content. I made resource moodboards for each project delivered which the partner schools retained. These included examples of artist’s work and prototypes created by myself. I often demonstrated techniques and skills in order to model expectations and establish understanding. Work was often celebrated through exhibitions.
Recent projects included various approaches to drawing inspired by the national Power Drawing campaign, the formal elements of portraiture, approaches to colour, printmaking and a festival of British culture. Also a one-day masterclass workshop for gifted and talented students across the partnership and to support primary colleagues, a one-day art teacher’s conference.
As an artist I have exhibited in and around the Oxford area and London. I have had various different commissions including a twenty metre long mural at Windmill Primary School, Headington. I was the Trevor Osborne prizewinner for Modern Art Oxford Open Show 2004. I had a solo show 03 Gallery, Oxford Castle 2006. I was at the Ark T Arts Centre, Cowley as resident artist 2005 – 2008. I have been a visiting Artist to St Ebbes Primary School, Grandpont 2002 and 2007. I worked with disadvantaged teenagers at the BASE 33 centre in Witney in 2007 and 2008 running art projects to instil confidence and self-belief.
My most recent project has been as the Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award Winning Artist-in-Residence at The Art Room, Oxford Spires Academy. The Art Room is a place for students who are struggling with mainstream school to go and work with experienced practitioners on creative projects in order to raise their self esteem and improve behavioural issues if there are any. The Award involved being responsible for creating a programme of twelve workshops with three groups of young people from the Academy. My aim was to stimulate the students’ innate creativity and give them a sense of ownership over their ideas and resulting work. I was also working in collaboration with a writer and the charity First Story creating written work with the students. The written and visual work has been collated into a book published by Walker Books. I was also commissioned to create a piece of my own work for the Art Room and this has taken the form of a three paneled painted screen for permanent use by the Art Room in various venues. A selection of the students’ and my own work will be on display at Modern Art Oxford in April/May 2012.