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About


My Work
My paintings and photographs reflect the many factors which have influenced my work, including travel, archaeology, changes in society and a love of nature and landscape. My work often explores classical and religious references and frequently makes use of the idea of palimpsest in its broadest sense. The present is confronted with the past, as the spiritual and topographical layers are unearthed to reveal the nature of the changes. Colourful expressionism is an important part of my art.

Biography and CV

I was brought up in Zambia, studied Classics and Education at St. Mary’s University in London, and later graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a B.A. Honours in Fine Art. As teacher and artist, my interests have often overlapped. I have had several solo exhibitions, and have also exhibited at the Mall Galleries in London in 2013 and 2014, and the Galerie Metanoia in Paris, 2015 and 2016, when I was awarded the Prix Monte Dei Fiori for my paintings. My work has been displayed in Sheffield Galleries and Art Shows.
My studio is at Exchange Place in Sheffield. It is part of Yorkshire Artspace.

Original 200, Cupola Gallery
Sheffield, 1st September - 14th October 2017

Stimulus Exhibition: Sea Change Menier Gallery
London, 1st - 5th August 2017

Stimulus Exhibition, The municipal Art Gallery of Piraeus
Athens, Greece. 26th June - 30th June 2017

Platforms - Documenta 14
Athens Greece 20th - 25th May 2017

Open Up Studios: Hallam Art Group
Sheffield Botanical Gardens April/ May 2017

Open Up Studios: Transitions Exhibition
Exchange Place Studios, April/May 2017

Dream of the Sea, Witham Gallery
Barnard Castle, County Durham. March 2017

Towards Abstraction, 35 Chapel Walk Gallery
Sheffield. January 2017

20 by 20 Access Space
Sheffield. December 2016

Open Up Studios, Yorkshire Artspace
Sheffield. November 2016

The Sheffield Art Show
Sheffield. November 2016

Leave/Remain, Bank Street Arts Studio
Sheffield October 2016

The Great North Art Show
Ripon. September 2016

The Beast Within, Exchange Place
Sheffield. May 2016

Monte dei Fiori Exhibition, Galerie Metanoia.
Paris. April 2016

A Single Grain of Rice Exhibition, Galerie Metanoia.
Paris. December 2015/January 2016
Award: Prix Monte Dei Fiori

20 by 20 Open Art Access,
Sheffield. November 2015

Open Up Studios – Exchange Place, Yorkshire Artspace
Sheffield. November 2015

Botanical Gardens Art Exhibition,
Sheffield. August 2015

Prints and Plates Exhibition, Cupola Gallery, Sheffield
April/May 2015

A Single Grain of Rice Exhibition. Galerie Metanoia,
Paris. December 2014/January 2015

Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Galleries,
London November 2014

Paintings and Prints. Bessemer II Gallery,
Sheffield March 2014

Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Galleries,
London. November 2013

Open Up Studios, BLOC Space
June 2013, as part of the Sheffield Fringe Festival

Newlyn School of Art, Cornwall.
Workshops on Abstract Expressionism August 2012

Group Exhibition based on The Secret Garden
Montgomery Theatre, Sheffield, October 2012

Say It With Colour Art Group. Hangingwater Studio.
Exhibition of work. July 2012

Solo Show Bruised Works. Photographs and paintings.
London Road Gallery, Sheffield. February 2006

Digital prints . Joint exhibition with Jean Cherry.
Somerfield Precinct, Sheffield. Spring 2000

Beyond the Finishing Li:ne Exhibition with four other new graduates.
Rotherham Art Gallery. Autumn 1999

Sheffield Hallam University. B.A.Hons. Fine Art.
Tenebrae Paintings and Photographs
Fine Art Final Degree Show 1999

Paintings for the Exhibition: Water, Water
Cupola Gallery 1998