I achieved a first class triple honors degree in Fine Art Printmaking, Applied Theology and Criminal Justice from University of Wolverhampton and then went onto do a Post-Graduduate Certificate in Education focusing on Post-Compulsory Education. Alongside this I have also completed a range of practical short courses including a masters level course short course in curatorial practice.
I continue to be a practicing fine art printmaker and have taught printmaking at many levels primary, secondary, FE and HE. Since finishing my degree my work has focused mainly on my curatorial practice, which has included organising and designing exhibitions with a strong educational and learning focus. I believe it is important to make all exhibitions accessible to a wide variety of audiences.
I particularly enjoy working with different community groups and have worked predominately with groups of young people in a variety of contexts. I enjoy working in a youth led way and assisting young people to produce their own artworks and exhibitions.
My printmaking practice is focused around exploration into the theme of Identity and particularly looking at my own family history. I also enjoy exploring printmaking as a medium and have recently been looking into how different non toxic printmaking techniques can enable me to develop my own printmaking practice.