About

Kew Art Studio 2020

I am a multi-disciplinary artist and tutor based in the UK with a passion for helping others discover and develop their creativity to maintain their health and well being. Inspired by found objects and archives I use printmaking and alternative photography techniques to create new narratives.

By slowing down and embracing the creative journey with a more mindful approach, you are able to capture stillness in the chaos of the world around.

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Education

MA: Art & Space: Distinction, (2016) Kingston University, Kingston.
BSc (Hons): Complementary Medicine in Healthcare: First Class Honours Degree, (2009) Thames Valley University, Ealing.
Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector: (DTLLS), (2008) Westminster University, London.

Exhibitions

2020
Sprout Arts Gallery, London, New Faces. (Selected)

Orleans House Gallery, Twickenham, Art Unlocked. (Selected)

The CORNERHouse Arts Centre, Surbiton, Online Poetry 100 words (Published & in British Library Collection).

The CORNERHouse Arts Centre, Surbiton, Which Window Are We Going Through Today? (Solo Show).

2019

Kew Art Studio, Kew, Christmas Exhibition.

ART House, Open Studios, London Borough of Richmond.

2018

Brock Keep Gallery, OpenHand OpenSpace, Reading, Remind Me to Remember…(Selected).

Grace Before Meat, Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston University, (Collaboration).

2017

Morley Gallery, London, Mini Print Prize Exhibition, (Prints held in Victoria & Albert Collection)

Bankside Gallery, London, National Original Print Exhibition, (Selected).

ART House, Open Studios, London Borough of Richmond.

The CORNERHouse Arts Centre, Surbiton, Surbiton Lagoon – A Splash in Time, (Solo Show).

2016

The Stables Gallery, Orleans House, Twickenham, KAOS, Re-inventing the Selfie, (Selected).

Bankside Gallery, London, National Original Print Exhibition, (Selected).

Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston, MA/MFA Degree Exhibition.

Norman Plastow Gallery, Wimbledon, EV13 Printmakers.

Putney Exchange, Friends of Putney School of Art Exhibition, Putney, (Selected).

Putney School of Art & Design, Putney, Summer Exhibition.

The Gallery at Delta House, Wimbledon, DELTA 14 Printmakers.

2015

Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston, Obey Worldwide, (Collaboration).

Putney School of Art & Design, Putney, Winter Printmakers.

ART House, Open Studios, London Borough of Richmond.

Gabriel Fine Art, London. Chapter 13, The Philosophy of an Elephant, (Collaboration).

Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston, You Should Have Called Me Alison, (Collaboration).

Pinner Synagogue, Pinner, Auschwitz Shirt – Holocaust Memorial, (Selected).

Awards/Prizes/Commissions

2020

Orleans House Gallery, Twickenham, Beyond the Frame, (Commission).

2019

All Souls Church, Ascot, A Village Goes to War, (Commission).

2016

Greenwich Gallery, London, UrbanPhotoFest, Memory and Materiality, Graduate Show, (Selected).

The Edward James Foundation Bursary, West Dean, Sussex.

Engage! With ART, South Hill Park, Berkshire, The Butterfly Project. (Commission).

2015

First Prize Winner, Auschwitz Series, Keeping the memory alive; Holocaust Memorial Day, Kingston.

2013

Cork Street Open Exhibition, London, (Selected).

Rootstein Hopkins Drawing Exhibition, Morley College, London, (Selected).

Memberships

Printmakers Council, ARTHouse, Open Studios, London Borough of Richmond, Kingston Artists Open Studios (KAOS), Kew Art Studio and resident tutor, Sprout Art Gallery, London and Associate Artist, ‘Jelly’ in Reading.

Teaching and Related Professional Experience

Delivery of art-based workshops for all ages; Kingston Museum, Landmark Arts Centre, Kew Art Studio, Museum of Richmond.

Teaching on The National Saturday Club, a charity for engaging young people aged 13-16 in creative arts as part of the Activate Learning Team at Reading College.

I continued to teach children and adults during Covid via Zoom and offered socially distanced classes at the Landmark Arts Centre, Kew Art Studio and held a Summer School Art Class for young people in outdoor spaces.

Currently developing new workshops to be offered Online via Zoom and YouTube channel