Having originally studied at the London College of Printing and at Goldsmith’s College, I taught Art and Design for 15 years from GCSE to degree and post-graduate level. More recently, I completed a three-year course in experimental textile art.
My work has sold privately and commercially in the UK at shops and galleries including Liberty, the South Bank Centre and Leeds Craft and Design Gallery, and in Sweden, Germany, France, New York and San Francisco.
I now work and teach from my studio in Ditchling, East Sussex.
A selection of high-quality art prints and original work will soon be available for sale in my online shop.
Open Studio in May
My studio is usually open each weekend in May from 11 am to 5 pm as part of the Art In Ditchling trail of artists’ open houses during Brighton Festival, showing my latest paintings, drawings, fine-art prints and handmade cards.
Free parking is available at the workshops, in the adjacent Macs’ Farm or behind the village hall, a five-minute walk away in the centre of Ditchling. A pop-up café will be serving refreshments.
Autumn All-Day Workshops
I’m running a series of drawing, painting and paper-making workshops at my studio in Ditchling, suitable for ages 13 to 103 and all levels of experience – feeling curious and keen is more important than knowing one end of a paintbrush from the other. All workshops will be for small groups, starting at 10am and ending around 4pm. I supply materials and tea, coffee and biscuits – you can either bring a packed lunch or pop to one of our excellent local cafés or pubs.
Drawing and Painting
We’ll begin with some drawing, working from observation, exploring different media, mark-making, scale, viewpoints etc, then you can choose to spend all day drawing or painting, working from the original source, or move towards abstraction, looking at colour, composition, surfaces etc.
We’ll make a number of small examples of plain, decorative, coloured and cast paper, using pulp that you will make – I’ll also have some ready for you to use. There will be the option of making a small vessel if you wish, which can incorporate other elements, natural or manmade.
- Fri 30 Aug – Drawing & Painting
- Sat 26 Oct (½ term) – Papermaking
- Fri 1 Nov (½ term) – Drawing & Painting
- Sat 30 Nov – Papermaking
- Sat 14 Dec – Drawing & Painting
- Adults (18+) £110
- Young people (13+) £60
I lead sessions for adults and young people at my studio in Ditchling or (in warm weather) at nearby places of interest, with emphasis strongly placed on direct observation and working with a variety of drawing materials. Teaching is tailored as far as possible to address each student’s individual requirements, and numbers are strictly limited.
- All abilities from beginner to GCSE, A-level and degree
- Adult classes
- Classes for young people 11 to 18
- One-to-one coaching / lessons / tutorials
- Support for your individual projects
- Portfolio development and support for coursework
- Termly extended weekend workshops
Sessions for young people last 1½ hours and cost £15 per session, paid termly in advance. Prices for adult sessions depend on number in group. In all cases, prices include most drawing materials and refreshments during the sessions.
In all cases, pre-booking is essential.
You’ll soon be able to click here to pay for sessions online using a credit or debit card, or your PayPal account if you have one. If this is your first booking, please contact me before paying to check that space is available and to make sure that the sessions will be suitable for you or your child.