About Me

As an artist I have a particular interest in exploring a sense of place and of human connection through time. I often go deeply into my background research, and this then allows me to combine unusual and meaningful themes in my work. I aim to reveal hidden historical narratives both real and imagined. I am drawn to using vintage objects in my work as I feel they can give us a direct physical and emotional link with the past. I am currently working on a series of work responding to the historic Dorchester Prison site, which has been empty since 2013.


I am a multidisciplinary artist, that is conveying the right sense of meaning in my art takes precedence over always working with the same materials or technique. I work in a wide variety of media including installation, collage, textiles, photography, mixed media and print. These are chosen depending on what I want the viewer of the work to experience and the work to convey.


I am based in Dorset and came to art after an established career in local government. In 2009 I took the plunge and left on a quest to find meaning in more creative work. There followed several enjoyable years working in and managing contemporary gallery settings before focusing full time on my own art. My practice was initially in 3-d design, specifically jewellery design and making. I was a member of the Association of Contemporary Jewellery and sold my jewellery through their regular exhibitions. I still felt I had more to explore however and decided to go back into further education, which is when I ended up specialising in Fine Art.


I will hopefully be developing my art practice further later this year, as I plan to start studying for a Master’s Degree in Fine Art at Arts University Bournemouth.




Applying to study for an MA in Fine Art at Arts University Bournemouth starting September 2024.
Foundation Diploma in Art, Design and Media, Weymouth College (Distinction) 2012-2014
BTEC Level 2, 3 and Diploma in Three-Dimensional Design Crafts, Bournemouth and Poole College (all with Distinction) 2010-13
BA (Hons) Degree in Economics with Economic History



Artist Residency at Dorchester Prison, Dorset – ongoing



Engaging with Sites of History and Narrative, University of Huddersfield – 2022 attendee




Forthcoming – “A World Within a World” solo exhibition at Dorchester Prison, Dorset. May 2024
DVA Dorset Art Weeks Open Studios 2024
“Exquisite Corpse” Southwest Collage Collective, Dorchester 2022
“Disruption” Exhibition Southwest Collage Collective, Portland 2021
“Drop me a Line” Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton 2015
Dorset Centre for Creative Arts, Poundbury 2016
“What Artists Really Do” A Dorset Visual Arts Process Exhibition, West Bay 2016

St Barbe Museum and Gallery Lymington, Hants
“Jewels of the Jurassic Coast” Old School Gallery Yetminster, Dorset
Rum’s Egg Gallery, Romsey Hants
Winter Jewels Exhibitions, Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Romsey, Hants
Dorset Art Weeks Open Studio
Walford Mill Craft Gallery, Wimborne, Dorset



Contemporary Collage Magazine Issue 5, 2022
“All Sweetness And Light”, 2024


Short Residential Courses at West Dean College of Arts, Sussex.

Abstract Painting
Drawing with Light
Connecting Landscape with Practice
Meditative Drawing
Contemporary Enamelling Techniques.
Developing your Creative Practice