“Mesmerisingly beautiful. When I feel I need uplifting I put on my headphones and watch the 2 minute video I made of your work and feel energised! It's amazing!” Shirley-Ann Dixon, Artist, London
I create art to connect with something greater than myself. I am fascinated by the human potential for transformation and how it connects to the evolutionary cosmology and the Journey of our Universe. This passion stems from childhood wonder and a challenging personal journey to find connectedness within nature, the cosmos and all things.
A previous career as a health professional ( ) informs my interest in well-being and creativity. I am now
committed to facilitating meaningful reflection, connectedness and transformation through my work and art
practice. I work to unite newer light, digital and interactive technologies with fine art and sculpture. Using a wide
range of materials and methods, I work rapidly to transcend the rational mind and capture the essence of what I
am connecting to. My final pieces are the manifestation of extensive sensory experimentation via drawing (pencil,
charcoal, pastels, inks), painting (watercolour, acrylic, oils), sculpture (wire, clay, paper, thermoplastics, fibreoptics),
exploring corresponding movements with the body, and animation through light, film and kinetic technologies.
I find multi-disciplinary, diverse and multi-cultural work compelling as it enables the possibility of unexpected creative discovery at the edge of the disciplines. Working to go beyond the familiar, creates the space for new dimensions to open up.
My aim is to facilitate others to connect with inspiration and their individual passion through viewing my installations or participating in my workshops. I hope that my work triggers a process that reveals that at this moment each individual belongs and can make a unique and meaningful difference and contribution to the evolution of our universe.
My installations are an invitation for the viewer to live their potential, to enter an immersive experience of a greater reality: a dynamic world of connectedness, and creative processes.
In addition to ongoing development of new bodies of work, both large and small, I was a lecturer in Art and Design at New City College, and a tutor at The Art Academy, London for over 6 years and acted as Creative Team Development Manager there from 2015-2016. I now offer innovative interactive team building and creative workshops for businesses, charities, individuals and groups and mentoring for individuals and groups. Additionally I mentored a group of emerging artists of different disciplines, lead community development projects and offer private tutoring.
My works are in both public and private collections in the UK and internationally. They are currently on display at the Art Academy, Hospice of St Francis Berkhamsted, and Trinity United Reformed Church, St Albans. They were recently showcased in London at the Canary Wharf Winter Lights, Kinetica at The Ugly Duck, the Barbican, Wac Arts, in Cambridge at e-Luminate, in Wiltshire at Womad and in Slough at the Langley Academy and the Curve.
2019- 2020 Post Graduate Certificate in Education, University of Greenwich
2018 Level 3 in Education in Training
2016 Arts Award training - Bronze and Silver, experience in Gold.
2010-2013 The Art Academy, London – Diploma in Fine Art, Sculpture and Painting (First)
1989-1993 Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh - BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Dietetics SRD
1980-1983 Goldsmiths College of Art, London - Degree Course
1979-1980 Camberwell College of Art, London - Foundation Art Course
TEACHING AND FACILITATION EXPERIENCE
Jan '21-present Founder and Creative Facilitator Arts Medicine Lab
Oct '20- present Visiting Lecturer, Hertford Regional College
Oct '20-Jan '21 Founder, creator and teacher - Life Drawing Re-Imagined - Online art class
Nov 2020 Facilitator/workshop Leader - Tell Me a Story - Art as Transformation
2019-Oct 2020 Lecturer in Art and Design, Course Leader, Level 3, New City College, Epping Forest Campus,
Teaching Levels 1-3 and Foundation
2013-present Tutor at the Art Academy - Teaching core skills in drawing, painting, mixed media and sculpture, developing and running a range of Unlocking Creativity courses, Exploring Movement through Mixed Media, skill development courses for young artists, facilitating creative team building events.
Feb 2019 Workshop for Young Carers, 'Hear Us Shout,' Oaklands College, St Albans
Mar 2019 Workshop for Health and Social Care Students: 'Health and well-being through the Arts', Epping Forest College