I was born and lived in Zimbabwe, Africa before moving to the UK in 2003, and have lived on the Isle of Wight since 2011

Texture and quality of line are the elements that hold the greatest interest for me; paint properties sometimes range from  very thin washes to extremely thick impasto. I remain fascinated by the idea that bits of paint smeared on canvas or paper can generate such illusion 

I continue to explore ways to link abstract and realistic painting approaches – both are there and help to form a tension within the work. A kind of contradiction like “the rain before it falls” [1]

EDUCATION

Ongoing   Discussion and critiques~ MAFA graduates, Winchester School  of Art

2011         ASPEX, Portsmouth – Experimental Drawing workshop

2010        Bookmaking, Art Sway, Hampshire and Red Hot Press, Southampton

2008        MA Fine Art, University of Southampton, Winchester School of Art

2001-03   Kalkbay School of Art, Cape Town – Painting and Drawing 

 

EXHIBITIONS

2017                  Quay Arts Open Exhibition 2017

2017                  A Beautiful Mind, Tshwane (formerlyPretoria), South Africa

2017                  Hyde Abbey, Project Space 2017 - short-listed (link to follow once available)

2015                  The Depozitory, Ryde, Isle of Wight

2015                  Isle of Wight Open Studio, Freshwater 

2014                  EWAAC, London - shortlisted  

2014                  Quay Arts, Rope Store Gallery, Newport – Solo Exhibition

2013 - 2016     MooCow, Cowes       

2013                 Isle of Wight Open Studio, Vestas Centre        

2012                 Harbour Lights Gallery, Southampton – Solo Exhibition

2011                 Fitting In, Basingstoke Museum

2010                 Quay Arts, Isle of Wight – Open Exhibition

2010                 St Barbe Museum, Lymington

2010                  Women’s Work, Basingstoke

2010                  Discovery Centre, Winchester – Hyde Abbey Project

2010                  Itchen River Project

2009                  Harbour Lights Gallery, Southampton – Solo Exhibition

2009                  Southampton City Gallery – Centenary Southampton Airport

2009 ongoing  The Red Giraffe, Llandovery

2009                 Women’s Work, Basingstoke

2006 – 2008     Art of Africa, High Wycombe

2006, 2007       Hampshire Artists Open Studio

2006                   RSMA, Mall Galleries, London

2006                   Barristers Benevolent Exhibition, Lincolns Inn, London

2006                   Limes Gallery, Haselmere

2001 – 2003     Cathedral Gallery, Kalkbay, Cape Town, South Africa


WORKSHOP TEACHING

 2011       Mothers 4 All, Botswana – Bookmaking and creative cover design ideas

                 This workshop was EU approved ~ www.mothers4all.org 

2010       Salem Street Studios, Southampton – Creative workshops covering elements of design in image-making

2009       Llandovery, Wales – Creative Workshops


[1]            Jonathan Coe: The Rain before it Falls