|My artwork has always been a response to the world around me. Since moving to Shropshire in 2014 I have been inspired by beautiful views of the local countryside and the surrounding Shropshire Hills. Inspiration also finds me at home… something as simple as a flower or a seed pod picked from my garden can sometimes be enough to spark a new piece of work.
I studied Contemporary Textiles at Cardiff University, then trained to become a teacher before teaching Art for 5 years at a grammar school in Bournemouth. I loved every moment. After relocating to Shrewsbury, I worked as an Art teacher in a F.E. College for students with learning difficulties… while the role presented a very different challenge, it was one that I embraced and I really enjoyed my time there.
For the last two years my time has been split between working on my art and raising my baby daughter. In short, I am passionate about art and passionate about learning.
|2014 – 2015: Teacher – Derwen College (Oswestry)
2014: Supply Teacher – Bristol, Gloucestershire, South Wales
2007 – 2012: Art Teacher – Bournemouth School For Girls (Dorset)
|2006 – 2007: Placement Experience (Gloucestershire & South Wales)
Central Technology College – April 2007 to June 2007:
Monmouth Comprehensive – Jan 2007 to April 2007:
Newent Community School and Art College, Gloucestershire – Oct to Dec 2006:
Elders field Lawn Primary School, Corse Lawn, Gloucestershire – Sept 2006:
|2012 – 2013: Travelling Sabbatical (Central & South America)
After being inspired by the overwhelming diversity of landscapes, as well as the important role of art in the region, I kept busy working on my own artwork with a view to bringing my experience with me to my next professional appointment.
|2007 – 2008: NQT – Bournemouth School For Girls
2006 – 2007: PGCE – University of Bristol
2002 – 2005: University of Wales Institute in Cardiff
BA Honours Contemporary Textiles Practice (Upper Second)
2000 – 2001: Cheltenham and Gloucestershire School of Art and Design
Art Foundation (Merit)
1998 – 2000: Cheltenham Bournside School and Sixth Form Centre
1996 – 1998: Cheltenham Bournside School
References available on request