fact or fiction?

I love to tell a story.


UNIQUENESS

A new thinking & fresh approach to history

Curriculum Vitae


EDUCATION
Norwich University of the Arts, MA Communication Design, 2017
University of Plymouth, BA (Hons) Illustration: Design, 2010


PUBLIC ART TOUR
2015 Magna Carta Women tour:- Guildhall Art Gallery, Royal Holloway University
of London, Brunel University, Sarum College, Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Surrey
​History Centre and other venues


SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016  A World of Tales, Anteros Art Foundation, Norwich
2014  A World of Murder & Mayhem, Haddon Galleries, Torquay
2013  Agatha, a life of ladders and snakes, Burgh Island Hotel, Bigbury-on-Sea
2012  Truth or Fallacy, Harbour House, Kingsbridge
2011  Women to Remember, Greenway National Trust, Greenway

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016  Cley16: In Norfolk Now, Cley-next-the-sea, Norfolk
2016  Stopjectify, Gallery Different, London
2014  The New Georgians, Orleans House Gallery, Richmond
2014  Delamore Arts, Cornwood, Ivybridge
2012/3  Art at the Top, Empire State Building, New York
2012  Slick Brussels, Wild Gallery, Brussels
2011  Life as Theatre, Mint Hotel, Westminster, London
2011  Young Masters, The Sphinx Fine Art Gallery, London
2011  Works on Paper, Science Museum, London
2010  Young Masters Revisited, The Old Truman Brewery, London
2010/1  Exhibitionism: The Art of Display, Somerset House, London
2011-16 Selected Art Fairs in London, Norfolk and America


PUBLICATIONS (ILLUSTRATED)
2015 WI Life Magazine, Issue. 70, September (Cover)
2012 A Mermaid’s Melody, Blue Wave Publishers (Cover & interior illustrations)

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (ARTICLES)
2015 Article: My Magna Carta Tribute, My Weekly
2015 Article: This Woman’s Work, Devon Life
2014 Article: Capturing History in my Garden, English Riviera magazine
2014 Article: Beat chats with artist Tracy Satchwill, Beat Magazine
2014 Article: Take Art, Places Magazine
2013 Image: Exeter Living
2011 Image: Aesthetica Creative  Works Annual 2012, Aesthetica Publishing
2011 Image: Images 35 Best of British Illustration 2011, AOI Publication

COLLECTIONS
Royal Holloway University of London
Works held in private collections in UK and Australia

TEACHING
2016 Art Technician, Diss High School, Norfolk
2016 Facilitator, Norwich Cathedral, Norfolk
2013/4 Guest Lecturer, Kingsbridge College, Devon
2013 Workshop Instructor, Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey
2011/3 Guest Lecturer, South Devon College, Paignton
2010/3 Workshop Instructor, Create Workshops, Devon

GRANTS
2014 Arts Council England grant
2015 Royal Holloway University grant

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP
Association of Illustrators
Museums Association

PREVIOUS PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Previous experience includes working in project management, marketing, administration, education, retail and hotel management and retail merchandising for blue chip companies such as Next, Marks & Spencer, Thomson Holidays and Sainsbury. 

Education

Heritage

Museums

Community

Collaborations

Woman's Weekly, July 2015

About


History is strongly embedded in my practice. I approach the subject by making my own commentary, playfully intermingling fact and fiction within a contemporary context. I interpret historical narratives in a non-literal way by creating imaginary worlds based on facts however within a theatrical and fictional platform. During my investigation I delve into some of the related issues faced today such as gender, identity and society enabling the audience to question the journey of humankind. Additionally my focus on the perceptions and experiences of people rather than factual events, enables me to explore the creative potentials and new method of storytelling. Seeking collaborations with heritage, museums, communities and musicians. My practice takes a number of forms including animation, graphic art, book, performance, film and sound. 

English Riviera Magazine, October 2014