I come from a creative family and I’ve always loved art. For many years I worked in the pub industry and my role centred around compliance and legal issues. I should have known that once I started wanting to interfere with interior design matters for the pubs and hotels, things were going to change! I got involved with buying original art for sites and designed a revamp of the head office reception area.
I became a regular at local art classes in my spare time. Eventually I took the plunge, gave up my links with the business world and enrolled on a full-time arts course at Milton Keynes College. After that I was invited to stay on as Artist in Residence, which was a great experience, cut a little short by the arrival of a global pandemic!
During 2020 I established my own studio in Newport Pagnell where I occasionally hold exhibitions. I enjoy working in a variety of media and most of what I do involves combining elements from print, painting, drawing and photography, and sometimes 3D.
I run SCAN Arts which provides creative workshops and teaching services for groups and individuals. Sharing the creativity I enjoy so much is what really makes me tick and I am as happy working with individuals as teaching in local educational establishments or for the charitable sector. I do really believe that art is good for people. As well as running my own workshops from my studio in Newport Pagnell, I also teach at Milton Keynes College and the Old School House in Wolverton.
I exhibit at my studio and in the past at various local venues including 200 Silbury Gallery, Milton Keynes Gallery, Westbury Arts Centre, Arts Central and in between two lockdowns – in my home! I have also taken part in digital exhibitions for MK College and Arts for Health MK.