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I grew up in Liverpool and studied Graphic Design at Liverpool College of art before doing an MA in Illustration at the Royal College of Art. I have worked as a fine artist, printmaker and illustrator teaching across these disciplines. My instincts, practice and use of media are interdisciplinary and the evocative use of materials is central to my practice. On going themes in my work are the impact the past has on the present, the relationship of time and place, identity and memory. My most recent work has been the been the production of limited edition book works based on my travels in the North East frontier states of India, printed letterpress. Recent conference presentations and publications and have focused both on my own work and that of War Art & artists .
Narrative of teaching experience
2015 Senior Lecturer 0.4. Illustration & Visual Communication. BA Hon’s.
University of Westminster. London.
Senior Lecturer 0.75. Department of Media Art & Design. Course, Illustration BA Hon’s, Coordinating Tutor 2nd year. Subjects taught: illustration, typography, printmaking & drawing.
Central St Martins. UAL London.
Visiting Lecturer. Course, Graphic Design. Subjects taught: illustration & graphic design.
Higher National DiplomaHarrow College of Art.
Middlesex.Associate Lecturer. Course, Illustration. Subjects taught: printmaking, typography, letterpress & illustration.
Newham Community College. London.
Associate Lecturer. Course, Graphic Design. Subjects taught: graphic design & illustration.
Ealing College of Higher Education. London.
Visiting Lecturer. Course, Graphic Design, Subject taught: illustration
Foundation Studies in Art and Design:
Salford College of Further Education. Greater Manchester.
Visiting Lecturer. Course, Foundation. Subjects taught: Lithography, silkscreen, etching & relief printing.
East Ham College of Further Education. London
Full time lecturer. Course, Foundation. Subjects taught: printmaking, drawing, illustration & graphic design.
My current research
I am currently producing an Artists book & large scale prints using letterpress which combines text and imagery and explores the layering of time through the physical layering of the book form and the relationship of letterform and place. This work continues my exploration into the relationship of the past, present, place, identity and memory and communicative potential of the ‘material’.
2014 Contested Spaces & Disputed Narratives. 5th International Illustration Research Event. Srishti
2014. The Itinerant Illustrator, 5th International Illustration Research Event. Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology. Bangalore. Invited.
2014 The book: Materiality & Make. London Gallery West. Curator / exhibitor. Four artists2014 Kaleid. The Art Academy. Borough High St, London. Selected exhibition of Artists who do books
2012 ‘The Tip of the Iceberg’, War and Memory Conference, Polish Academy of Sciences Warsaw.2012 ‘Frontier Lands’, Ruskin Public History Group. Bishopsgate ,London.
2012 ‘The function of Folk’. Ethnographic Museum, Krakow Poland.
2011 ‘Remembrance’ Seminar. Memorial Arboretum. Staffordshire
PAPERS & PUBLICATIONS
2011 'Lest we Forget', Contributor, Published by The History Press.2011 Magic Power Presence contemporary interpretations. Iris. Bookwork
2011 ‘Traces trails and Remnants’. Museum Gallery. REME Arborfield. Buckinghamshire.
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2011 'Lest we Forget', Contributor, Published by The History Press.