I use textile, stitch and words to create pieces of social and personal commentary - and sometimes social disobedience – in order to investigate social divides and find out if, and to what extent, art and debates around art could create greater understanding between different social groups.
All my work involves a laborious, time consuming and repetitive making process. This process is at least as important as the finished work.
I’m a member of the Artists' Union England and live and work in London.

ART EDUCATION
2013 - Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts – BA (First Class Hons) Drawing
2013 - Prince's Drawing School, London – Drawing The Graphic Novel
2010 - Workingmen's College, London – Access to Higher Education in Art and Design (Distinction)
2008 - Prince's Drawing School, London – as part of their public programme

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017 - Shape Open, Ecology Pavilion, Mile End, London
2016 - Embassy Theatre Skegness, This Is My Life, supported by Shape Arts, Arts Council England and Magna Vitae 2016 - Leytonstone Arts Trail
2016 - My Life, Shape Arts at Yinka Shonibare MBE Guest Projects Space, East London
2015 - Longlisted for the John Ruskin Prize 2015, Recording Britain Now: Society
2014 - CGP Gallery, London
2013 - CityLit, London
2012 - CityLit, London
2012 - Waterloo Action Centre Gallery, London
2012 - Shoreditch Town Hall, London
2011 - Politics and Power Exhibition, London College of Communication
2011 - British Museum Late
2010 - Workingmen's College, London

SOLO EXHIBITION
2011 - Workingmen's College, London

AWARDS
2011 - WMC Student Success Award for Overcoming Barriers

PUBLICATIONS
2013 - Laydeez Do Comix November Blog
2015 - Petits Potins Cousus Main, February

RESIDENCIES
2013/14 - Artist in Residence, SHM Foundation, London
2013/14 - Artquest LIFEBOAT Residency, ACAVA Studios in Vyner Street, London

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
2014 - University of the Arts London, Camberwell College Lecture Hall - Professional Development Week
2013 - Foyles Bookshop, Charing Cross Road, London - Laydeez Do Comix

LOANS AND ACQUISITIONS
Workingmen's College London
University of the Arts London, Camberwell College

Work in private collections on three continents

BEFORE ART
I was a self-employed Deep Tissue Massage Therapist for twenty years with a wide-ranging client list. During this time I also qualified and practised as an Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist. Before that, I worked as a Programme Organiser for Thames Television's social action programme 'Help' and as a Production Assistant for the trade union newspaper for agricultural workers The Landworker. And, in the good ol' days of vinyl, I managed an independent record shop.