I am from East London in the UK. I (eventually) did a Fine Art degree at the Kent institute of art and Design where I received the ‘David Haste Landscape AWARD for my final Show. I did a Post Graduate CE/FE in teaching,
I worked as a HP Tutor at the University of East London and as a Lecturer at Lewisham college for over 10 years.
From 2006 to 2009 I was Studio Assistant for the artist Damien Hirst and then promoted to Assistant Manager from 2007 – 2009 for Damien Hirst Studio, Science Ltd.
2019 – Invited to have Paintings represented by DAC concepts in Miami
2019 – One of the 50 Finalists selected: exhibit at the ARTEXPO New York
2018 – 21/12 group show ‘Over the Realm of Dreams’ La Pigna Gallery. Rome, Italy.
2018 05/12-09/12 – Selected to show at the ‘Spectrum Miami Art Fair’ (Booth101)
2018 – Circle Arts: One of the 50 finalist in an international online Art competition. (I won entry to Spectrum Miami Art Fair)
2018 – Invited to exhibit, Florence International Biennial of Contemporary Art Italy. (2019)
2018 10/10 – ‘The Nuance of Dreams’ Selected for a Group exhibition by the curator Rosi Ranier in New York at The Rouge Space Gallery NY
2017 – Brokley Max. Artist in Residence. I arranged a painting activity in the local Pub, I invited the locals to paint along with me!. I also held abstract painting classes for children and adults that took place in the Pub.
2015 – Invited to Exhibit, Florence International Biennial of Contemporary Art Italy.
2014 – Selected by the Departure Foundation – I was commissioned to produce a series of paintings of the Thames River which were purchased by the company.
2013- Selected for Exhibition at Cork Street Open: – An international competition where over 2,800 entries to Cork Street Open Mayfair, London. I was selected to exhibit with the final 80 Artists. My painting “Archive of Black” sold on the Opening PV
2013 – Short Listed – for the “National Open Art Exhibition ”
2013 – Paintings on Display at “Thames Gallery” Dulwich South London.
2013 – Group online Exhibition – See.Me NYC Gallery, Angel Orensanz Foundation, New York, NY
2013 – Paintings on Display – WEY Technology LTD, 1 Exchange Tower, Docklands, London.
2012 – Selected for Exhibition at Cork Street Open: – An international compertition where over 2,800 entries to Cork Street Open Mayfair, London. I was selected to exhibit with the final 80 Artists. My painting “Prison” sold on the Opening PV
2012 – MATTER010313 and MATTER1010 and MATTER121212 – 3 Group Shows Curated by Sara Twomey – Harbour Exchange, London Docklands. I Project Managed and curated a series of Pop Up shows in empty shops on behalf of the Departure Foundation UK. This involved the preparation of the space, the selection of artists, the setting up of the exhibition and the marketing of publicity and managing of the show and private view. I am the Founder of Stowaway Gallery