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Background
Born Leicester, studied drawing and painting at Glasgow School of Art and Royal College of art.

Statement
My style developed by working over the discarded paintings of children, combining the random marks of a child with the handwriting of an adult. Art processes from other cultures have also influenced my work, in particular Indian Patua and glass painting. My Irish grandmother passed down her gift for storytelling through art to create personal narratives. Most important to me are my two children who are a constant source of inspiration.

Awards
1989 - Sir William Gillies travel Bursary
1989 - Sir John Kinross scholarship to Italy
1995 - Commonwealth Universities Research scholarship to India
2015 - Winner of the Badger press award National Original Print Exhibition 2015
2016 - Overall Merit Award, St Barbe’s Museum Open
2017- Exhibit A Evolver Prize, Dorchester Arts Open


Solo Exhibitions
1994 'Love is wiser than philosophy' Leicester city gallery
1995 'The book of Alice' Peacock Printmakers gallery Aberdeen
1996 'Out of India' Aberdeen University
1997 'Fairy Tales' Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
1998 'Telling Tales' Oliver Bevan gallery, London
2002 'Story telling' Cafe gallery, London
2004 'Cautionary Tales' London gallery of Psychiatry
2013 Solo Show - Vivid imagist L'artishe gallery, Swanage
2017 ‘Thresholds’ Exeter Phoenix Cafe Gallery Bar

Selected group exhibitions
1989 'New generation of Scottish art' Compass gallery, Glasgow
1990 'Window to the imagination' Gallery 2, Chicago
1992 'Summer show' Cooling gallery, London
1993 '4 artists' Opus gallery, Nicosia
1994 Budapest art expo
1997 'Glasgow girls' Boundary Gallery, London
1997 Cheltenham drawing open
1998 Royal overseas league
1999 'Tongues of Diamonds' Collins Gallery, London
2002 Jerwood drawing open
2002 'Glasgow girls' Boundary Gallery, London
2005 'All about Love' OXO tower, London
2008 Mctears contemporary art auction, Glasgow
2010 '400 women' Shoreditch town hall, London
2011 'Small image big impression' Leicester city museum
2013 Poole printmakers Poole Lighthouse
2013 London Group Centenary Open, Cello Factory, London
2013 Purbeck collective Fine foundation gallery, Durlston Castle, Swanage
2013 'The art of making' Bournemouth University artevents
2014 Amnesty International exhibitions at Bournemouth library
2014 'Words Works' Artists books at L'Artishe gallery, Swanage
2014 Poole printmakers at Durlston Castle
2014 Poole printmakers exhibition at The Gallery, Shaftesbury Arts Centre
2014 Royal West of England Academy 162nd Open
2015 South Central @ Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, 22nd November 2014 -18th January 2015,
2015 'Books... but not as we know them.' Artists books @ Durlston Fine Foundation gallery 11-24th February 2015
2015 Poole Printmakers @ Russell Cotes museum until 5th April 2015
2015 'London group Draw 2' 16th-23rd April, Cello Factory, London
2015 Drawn 2015 at Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
2015 National open print exhibition - Bankside Gallery 16th-27th September 2015
2015 Project After Birth - White Moose Gallery, Barnstaple 2nd October-14th November 2015
2015 20-22nd November 2015 Selected by NOA for Harrogate International Visual Arts Expo (HIVE)
2015 Royal West of England Academy 163rd open exhibition 3rd October-29th November 2015
2016 St Barbe Museum 17th Open, Lymington
2016 Mini Print lnternational of Cadaques, Taller Galleria Fort, touring
2016 Bath Society of Artists 11th Open, Victoria Art Gallery
2016 Small Print International, Attenborough Arts Centre, touring
2016 Royal Watercolour Society, Contemporary Watercolour, Bankside Gallery
2016 North Devon 14th Open, Barnstaple Museum