Born: York, UK, 1966
BA(Hons)Fine Art, Wolverhampton Polytechnic, 1988
MA Art Psychotherapy Practice, Leeds Metropolitan University and Sheffield Care Trust, 2007

I live in the city of York and have two grown up children and two grandchildren. Alongside producing my own art work, I work as a freelance Art Psychotherapist and I am Co-founder and Co-director of The Arts Barge Project: creating a community focused arts centre on a barge.

I have worked artistically with community groups and in mental health and education contexts. I have designed and taught courses which combine oil painting with relaxation techniques and self reflection. 


Innerlandscapes; solo show at York College 20th march to 9th april 2006

Innerlandscapes; solo show at King's Manor, York, 10th april to 19th may 2006

Paintings and Prints; solo show at The Blake Head Bookshop and Cafe gallery, York, July 2008

Damian Shirt and Friends; joint show with Rory Motion at Norman Rae Gallery, York University, Jan-Feb 2009

Pastels and Paintings; joint show with Rory Motion, York Hospital, Feb - March 2009

Secluded Spaces; solo show at Viridian Gallery, Keswick, Cumbria, July/August 2009

York Open Studios; Bootham School, April 16th - 18th 2010

Land, City and Memory; Group exhibition at The Art Space, York, May - June 2010                                    

York Open Studios 2011; 1st - 10th April 2011

Evocative Landscapes: solo show at The Arts Barge, Room 58, Skeldergate Moorings, York;10th-12th July 2011

Evocative Landscapes: solo show at Spelman's Bookshop, Micklegate, York, September 2011

Evocative Landscapes: solo show at Helmsley Arts Centre, North Yorkshire, September 2012