About

Faced with lockdown in March, my means of accessing first hand inspiration stopped overnight. Having been inspired by architecture and the changing city around me, I started researching abandoned places, places I wasn't able to visit. I was most drawn to the abandoned fairgrounds and playgrounds, mostly historical. In the months of lockdown, for me one of the most strange things was seeing the playgrounds empty and silent. This has lead me down a new path of interest and I find myself researching the history of play, childhood nostalgia and memory. I am working towards an exhibition at the Candida Stevens Gallery, Chichester in Autumn 2021.

studio 2020

Education:

2000 – 2003 BA (Hons) Fine Art University of the West of England, Bristol
1999 – 2000 Foundation Course University of the West of England, Bristol

Awards

2019Winner, Premium Brands Award, Society of Women Artists, London
2007Runner up: Gilchrist Fisher Award, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London
2007Runner up, Royal Bath and West Scholarship

Selected Exhibitions

2021      London Art Fair 'EDIT: PLATFORM'  Candida Stevens Gallery 
2019       'Dog Days' Northcote Gallery, London
2018         Joint Exhibition, Northcote Gallery, London
                 "Fields Notes" Joint Exhibition, One Paved Court, Richmond, London
                 Solo Show, Zimmer Stewart Gallery, Sussex
2016         Solo Show, Northcote Gallery, London
2015         Solo Show, Northcote Gallery, London 
2014
London Art Fair: Envie d'art, Islington, London
Solo show, Northcote Gallery, King's Road, London
AAF Hong Kong, Envie d'Art, London
2013'Let me introduce...', Updown Gallery, Ramsgate, Kent
Solo Show, Zimmer Stewart Gallery, Arundel, Sussex
Solo Show, Updown Gallery, Ramsgate, Kent
2012Solo Show: Cricket Fine Art, Chelsea, London
Gilchrist Fisher 21st Anniversary Exhibition: Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London
Affordable Art Fair: Cricket Fine Art, Battersea Park, London
2011Solo Show: Zimmer Stewart Gallery, Arundel, West Sussex
Summer Show: Cricket Fine Art, Chelsea, London
Under a Grand: Grandy Art, London


2009Solo Show: Zimmer Stewart Gallery, Arundel, West Sussex
Solo Show: Advocate Galleries, Wimbledon Village, London
Solo Show: Smithfield Gallery, London
2008Solo Show, Zimmer Stewart Gallery, Arundel, West Sussex
'Lay of the Land' Chapel Row Gallery, Bath





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