Originally from New Zealand I travelled extensively throughout Europe and South America before settling down in London. I graduated from Goldsmiths Art School and worked as a self-employed artist in community art projects and by private and commercial commissions for installation art and printmaking.
My own work practice became inspired by the ontological states of existence between private and public identity. This was reflected in exploring materials and locations as texts of the ‘home’ or the ‘un-homely’. Images of my work are part of the Goldsmiths Textile Collection & Constance Howard Gallery.
I began teaching Printmaking as a Visiting Lecturer for Higher Education. Subject-disciplines I have taught on include Illustration & Visual Communication, Fashion Design, Animation and Ceramics.
I am passionate about teaching creative subjects because I am intrigued by the way students on these courses learn. This has inspired a proposed research project which has also enriched my own teaching practice.
DipHE, Fellow of Higher Education Academy.
‘Pop Goes the Now” Team Winners of 'Innovation in Teaching' from the Westminster Centre for Teaching Innovation
My research interests are focused around pedagogies of creative practice.
Proposed Project - ‘Communicating Practice: Conversations with Art Graduates about their creative process’