All groups are friendly and supportive. I have worked hard to ensure comfortable and happy working environment for all. There is a lesson to follow and along with group demos and discussions I do come around and give very individual tuition.
I wanted to paint from about the age of 8, but life took me on a different path. I came back to painting and drawing in my 30's, with a local artist called Clare Shepherd. She encouraged me to go to Art College, which I did - I wanted to get it all done by the time I was 40! I did my Diploma in Fine Art and Design, and then began teaching with Adult Ed, which I have been doing for 8 years now. I also run private classes and try and get to my beloved shed at least 2 1/2 - 3 days a week.
2 years tuition with Clare Shepherd.
The Arts Institute at Bournemouth 1999-2001,
Diploma For Fine Art and Design.
F.E.T.C Stage 1
Began Teaching for Adult Education in North Dorset 2001.
2001 Bell Street Gallery & Café, Shaftesbury, with Clare Shepherd.
2004 Dorset Arts Week
2005 Art for Blandford. In celebration of the Charter 400 – with June Lisle, Joyce Ringrose, Mary Tambini, Orsola Adlem, Jake Winkle, Hilary Barnett and Ros Joyce. June
2005 The Olive Branch, Blandford July and August
2006 Dorset Arts Week
The first exhibition for 42 of Claires North Dorset Students.
Oct 28th and 29th. Motcombe Memorial Hall.
2007 A man dies; and he disappears.
The Meeting House, Ilminster with Clare Shepherd.
Feb 27th – Sat 17th March.
- Future Exhibitions:
- Dorset Art weeks
Oils, Pencil/Charcoal, Watercolour
Abstract, Expressionism, Figure, Landscape, Life Drawing, Portrait