I am a multi-disciplinary artist who creates installations, illustrations and paintings together with performance, photography and video work. Taking reference from both theatre and art, I explore the ideas of using drama and comedy for truth-telling and examining the human condition. I have been exploring power relations, psychological warfare and the concept of failure. My work steps into a world of fantasy and absurdism resulting in the conflicts of self-doubt, resistance, submission and the need for acceptance.

Personal Profile
I am a self-motivated, hardworking individual, who embraces opportunities with determination. I have pursued and am committed to my love of art and my art practice. This covers mediums such as video work, photography, installation work, painting, drawing, sculpture and performance. I have contributed and participated in exhibitions, galleries and fairs. I keep actively involved in art forums and regularly visit galleries, shows and theatre productions.

Academic Qualifications
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, 2017
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Creative Arts Education, University for the Creative Arts, 2016-2017 
  • Graduate Certificate in Creative Arts Education, University for the Creative Arts, 2015-2016 
  • Masters of Art in Fine Art- distinction, Chelsea College of Arts, University of London, 2013-2015 
  • Bachelors of Arts Honours in Fine Art, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, 2001-2004 
  • Advanced GNVQ Art & Design, City & Guilds Life Drawing and A Level: Printmaking, Amersham & Wycombe College, 1999-2001

Additional Training
  • Picture Framing, Missenden Abbey Adult Learning, 2011 
  • Advanced Studies in Photography, Missenden Abbey Adult Learning, 2005-2013 
  • Introduction to Darkroom Techniques, Amersham & Wycombe College, 2005 

  • Working Experience
  • Graduate Tutor on International Pathways Graduate Diploma in Art & Design and Foundation in Art, Design & Media, University for the Creative Arts 2015 - 2016 
  • Trainee tutor on Masters of Art in Fine Art,  Chelsea College of Art & Design, University of Arts, 2016 - 2017

References Available upon request

Exhibitions &  Voluntary Work
I have helped run many exhibitions covering all aspects of curating, promoting, organising, manning and sales, together with displaying and selling my own work. Connect:Katowice was a project sponsored by the Arts Council. These are just some of the exhibitions I have been involved in:

Galleries & Events:
  • Co: Lab, Islington Arts Factory, London 2018
  • Connect: Katowice, Rondo Sztuki Gallery, Katowice, Poland, 2017
  • Connect: Katowice, Ply Gallery Hornsey Town Hall, London 2016
  • Chelsea Postgraduate Summer Show, Chelsea College of Arts, London, 2015
  • Housed, Chelsea Cookhouse, Chelsea College of Arts, London, 2015
  • MA Fine Art Interim Show, Chelsea College of Arts, London, 2015
  • Collaboration, St. Saviour`s, Pimlico, 2014
  • Office Party, Anchorage House, London, 2014
  • The Camden Show, Spring Place, London, 2014
  • Bucks Open Studios, 2009 -2012
  • Obsidian Art Gallery, 2009 -2011.
  • Wycombe Arts Festival, Arts4every,1 2008-2010
  • Art on the Street, Maidenhead, Bucks, 2010

I have participated in many more exhibitions, earning many commissions through this networking and self-promotion. In addition I have photographed numerous displays and events for businesses, charities and private functions.
Some of the events where I have undertaken the role as Photographer:
MA Fine Art Interim Shows and Introductory Exhibitions, 2013-2015
Fulcrum Acrobats, 2012
Missenden Abbey, Summer School, 2011

Personal Skills
Friendly and approachable
Good communicator
Punctual and reliable
Confident outlook
Open minded and non-judgemental
Attention to detail and keen to investigate new projects
Able to work under pressure
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