My studies for a post graduate teaching certificate helped me to understand (amongst many things) how to create a structure and environment for learning that I can use. Not only a relaying of information on how to do and think about things in different ways but the opportunity to learn as a group for creativity and fun. It is really good to see people taking hold of art skills and using them for their individual creative ideas.
Post Graduate Certificate of Education post 16, Greenwich University
Art & Design B.A University of East Anglia, Ipswich, Suffolk
Colchester Institute Visual Studies
In addition to my art practice I am a qualified tutor specialising in adult education. Much of my early teaching experience was gained with community colleges but also devising and running workshops for community events/groups. I now run independent art skills classes and organise regular life drawing sessions. Recent art group workshops with Maldon Art Group, Burnham Art Group, Griffin Art Group and Mid Essex Mind. I am a member of Activate Chelmsford Visual Art Group (if interested visit www.activatechelmsford.org.uk), and Colchester Art Society.
I support local art activities and am very happy to be an exhibitor in the Burnham Art Trail and the forthcoming Maldon Art Trail.
My work starts from drawings and photographs which can be developed into prints eg linocut and paintings. My preferred mediums are charcoal,pastels, soft pencil, acrylic and oil paint. I have recently used acrylic ink with indian ink which gives me vibrancy and permanent colour with the flow of watercolour.
Community Art & Craft Shop High Chelmer, Chelmsford, Essex - current until late July.
Future - Maldon Art Trail, Essex. 29th September - 6th October.
Recent past exhibitions include
Summer of Art marquee - Sparks will fly - Hylands Park Olympic torch event Chelmsford
Burnham Art Trail
Acrylic Inks, Acrylics, Canvas, Collage, Drawing, Mixed Media, Monoprint, Oil pastel, Oils, Pastels, Pen & Ink, Pen And Wash, Pencil/Charcoal, Print, Printmaking
Abstract, Animals, Buildings, Colour Mixing, Expressionism, Fantasy, Figure, Flowers And Gardens, Impressionism, Landscape, Life Drawing, Naive/ Primitive, Portrait, Still Life, Townscapes, Trees and Foliage