I studied scientific illustration at Middlesex University and then taught drawing and painting at the Adult community college before setting up my own business running Art workshops for children. Working under the banner of The Art Spot I deliver themed Art activities for various organisations in and around Essex. Arty parties and professional Face/body painting are also added strings to my creative career.
I also work with schools providing Art projects/activities for children. Other clients include workshops with Essex Police, Southend Council, Cliffs Pavilion, Southend museums, Barbican centre to name but a few. No event is ever too large or too small!
Other projects include working in partnership with Southend Council where I coordinate the art on the railings event in Southend. Within my painting career I am an award winning artist, having exhibited in various art trails and entered various competitions in 2005 I got through to the regional final of ITV’s ‘A Brush with Fame’ where I got to paint various celebrities. My work is represented by Picturesque gallery in Billericay. I am always drawn to nature and often use it as a source of inspiration within my own paintings.
I also provide one to one tuition to children who are keen to develop their creative skills. Projects are always tailored to the child whether it’s just for fun or working towards a portfolio of work.