My art education and experience
Falmouth School of Art
St Martin’s School of Art
Professional Teaching Experience
Demonstrator, Derwent Art Products, three years
Tutor, HF Holidays, twelve years (teaching and mentoring more than
120 painting holidays)
Guest lecturer and painting tutor, P&O Cruises, six years
Founder, tutor and mentor, Tiffey Valley Painters, Norfolk (current)
Professional Experience as an Artist
Conducted countless workshops for Art Clubs and Societies
Delivered numerous painting demonstrations for Art Clubs, Societies and Art Materials Retailers
Participated in many private and group shows
Author of several tutorial articles for 'Leisure Painter' and 'Paint' magazines
Author of tutorial articles for 'Get Dusty' the on-line pastel painting magazine
Author of 'Watercolour Painting - a beginner's guide'
Author of 'A Painter's Practical Guide'
Created a tutorial video 'A beginner's guide to Soft Pastel'
Currently delivering workshops and demonstrations and continuing my studio work
Memberships and Associate Memberships
Norfolk and Norwich Art Circle
South Norfolk Sketchers
Tiffey Valley Painters
Society of Bluffton Artists
Art League of Hilton Head
International Expressive Arts Therapy Association
Participated in numerous private and group shows in Norfolk as well as in London, Washington DC, South Carolina and Spain and paintings are owned by private collectors in the UK, Eire, The Netherlands, France, Spain, Switzerland and the USA.
Although I have earned many awards and accolades in competitions over the years, I sincerely now believe that artists are at their best when they respond from within rather than compete with others. Therefore, since the late 90's, I have intentionally avoided painting competitions.