Brief details of selected past creative projects spanning all areas of visual arts, painting, photography, design, film, developed over the last 25 years years.
I found my passion for creating visual art while in Secondry school with the wonderfully supportive teacher, Margaret Ruck, whom lead me to an A grade GCSE, after this I studied film, animation and digital art at Higher NVQ level at MidKent college, before refocusing my college career to complete a BTEC National Diploma in Art & Design, at KIAD, more recently known as UCA. Progressing on with the same institution to complete a BA(hons) in Visual Communications. Alongside freelance work as an art director and award winning work in publishing I completed an MA in Typographic studies, a City&Guilds in Photography, and an PhD in Inclusive Visual Communications.
Since then I have trained further in photo-journalism, watercolour, Tibetan, Chinese and Japanese styles of painting, various African traditions and also undertook many projects blurring the lines between reality and digital worlds.
I frequently lecture on lateral thinking, arts and rights movements and practical arts and photography techniques at universities and colleges.
Current – Ships of Inspiration | London, UK
Celebrating and quantifying the inspiring factor of some ships and vessels. Asking can you measure inspiration in design, history or people. Visual arts project. You can find examples from this project here.
Current – Genocides against our own | London, UK
A visual arts project exploring how people in the UK have their protected human rights abused & dismissed and how it is covered up.
2018-present – Refugee Responses | UK
A project exploring the many ways in which people around the world have come together to support and rescue refugees.
2019 – MidSummer’s Dream #citizenship | LV21, Gravesend, UK
An installation piece called “Silent Protest” made via discussion and public collaboration looking at Human, Animal and Climate rights.
You can find examples from this project here.
2018 – Celebrating Scouting
An exhibition of my watercolour work produced while volunteering with the Scouts.
2018 | Of seas, words, women and men| UK
Poetry, paintings and thoughts on sailing, ships and stories from the sea.
2016-17 | Seeking Enlightenment | UK & India
Details being added.
2017 | SpeakOUT | London Metropolitan Archives, UK
Key interview as part of an oral history project recording LGBT History in London. Read more here.
2016 | Seas of Sail | SanFrancisco, USA
Solo exhibition of watercolour paintings of sailing ships.
2016 | Hauntings| Film project
A super 8 film project exploring a non-narrative idea of what is a haunting and it’s interplay with fear.
2015 | Humanity in focus | London
Exhibition of Human Rights based photographic images, Solo Exhibition in central London.
2012 | Darlington House Summer Exhibition | Darlington, Wales
Display of Digital Finger paintings exploring the new media opportunities of touch screen devices.
2009 | UNESCO International Year of Astronomy | WorldWide
Lead artist for UK for the UNESCO International Year of Astronomy. A major work using telescopes, radio telescopes, projection and painting as well as learning astro-imaging techniques in collaboration with BT, Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station, and NASA.
2007 | One Eye Grey / Penny Dreadfuls | London
Working with author and Horror Historian, Chris Roberts on images, visuals and art direction for a collection of London based folklore and mythology horror stories.