Since 1992 I have chosen to work part-time in the arts, and to make time to develop my own practice. This has included organising exhibitions of solo and group shows, commissions and artist's residencies.
For over eighteen years I have been developing and prioritising my own practice as a visual artist alongside my work as a community artist, organiser and facilitator. During this time I have worked with a wide range of groups and organisations as a commitment to my own and to other people’s creativity. My adaptability, spontaneity and flexibility of approach to working across a range of contemporary media and my commitment to both the process and final product, are the basis for this practice. I am a good communicator and have the ability to engage individuals from diverse backgrounds, abilities and ages through the provision of vibrant and exciting resources and experiences. I have a track record of delivering and co-ordinating effectively and within given deadlines a broad range of successful projects, residencies and exhibitions.

Digital and analogue photography
Video making and editing
Mixed media installation
Sound-recording and editing
Design and marketing of publicity materials
Ability to use both PC and Mac systems
Ability to engage and inspire a wide range of groups and individuals of different ages, backgrounds and abilities
I am a good listener and have trained as a co-counsellor over many years
Planning, budgeting and project management
Strong networks across a variety of local and regional community and arts organisations
Ability to deliver quality process and product
Ability to respond to deadlines and within budget deadlines
A broad experience of creating issue-based and conceptual art pieces

2001-2002 MA in Photographic Studies, De Montfort University
1998 - 1999 1st year of MA in Photographic Studies at Westminster
1988 - 1992 BA Honours in Photography from University of
Westminster University

Employment/Work Experience
1992 – Present Self employed photographer,artist and community artist
2007 - 2010 Development Associate for Arts and Minds –Cambridge and Peterborough Foundation for the Arts and Mental Health.
1999 - 2003 Teacher of A level Photography at Hills Road Sixth Form College
1992 -1997 Neighbourhood Arts Worker at Cambridge City Council Community Arts Department
1993 - 1996 Co-ordinator Festival of Women Photographers, Eastern
Region, funded by Arts Council and Eastern Arts Board
1996 - 1999 Co-ordinator Women's Photographic Network East

Recent Exhibitions (since 2002)
(for previous exhibitions to 1992 see

March 2012 The Space Between, The Wiener Gallery, London and The Crypt Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London.
September 2011 Connessione - Hotel Aghinas, Bosa, Sardinia
August 2010 Lost and Found – solo show during residency at Tuili Culture Festival, Sardinia
November 2009 Retrospective 1992- 2009 – exhibition and installation at Fen Ditton, Cambridge
May 09 Love Art, Hate Discrimination – group exhibition in liaison with Cambridge Open Art Space
February 09 Out of the Ashes – Installation at Cambridge Museum of Technology as final part of artist’s residency
Sept-Oct 08 The World in Your Face – Open Space Cambridge Artworks
November 2006 Traces Through Time – The Leper Chapel, Cambridge
Solo exhibition as result of residency
December 2005 “I’m not Serving Time…” National Museum of Photography Film and Television, Bradford
November 2005 “Fragility”- Zoology Museum, Cambridge
October 2005 “In Sight” - Guildhall, Cambridge
September 2005 Summer Mix , Byard Art, Cambridge
July 2005 Cambridge Open Studios
July 2004 “The Mundane and the Monumental” – Cambridge University Design and Illustration Service, Cambridge
July 2004 “Our Silence is Your Comfort” – solo show at BCA Gallery, Bedford
December 2003 "Faith" open submission exhibition at Cambridge Artworks
September 2003 Air Gallery, Dover Street, London. "The Obesity Show" - first prize with images " BodyScapes" from Outrageous Agers
July 2003 Cambridge Shopping Forum - "Pretty Pictures" exhibition of photographs
March 2000 –
May 2003 Touring Outrageous Agers - collaboration with Rosy Martin
Peri Gallery, Turku, Finland Focal Point Gallery, Southend On Sea and Light House Gallery, Wolverhampton
March 2003 CamIris Women’s Photography Group Show, CB2 café, Cambridge
May 2002 Art, Age and Gender, Orleans House Gallery, London

August 2010 Artist in Residence - Tuili Culture Festival, Sardinia, Italy
October 2009 Artist in Residence at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge on
2010 AA2A (Access for Artists to Art Schools)
April 08 – Feb 09 Artist in Residence – The Museum of Technology, Cambridge
May 06 – Nov 06 Artist in Residence- The Leper Chapel, Cambridge
Sept 03
- June 2004 Artist in Residence - Addenbrookes Hospital Archives
February 1998 - Artist in Residence - Swavesey Archeological Dig Cambs.
March 1999 County Council
October - Dec 1999 Artist in Residence - Corona House, Women and Homelessne

Freelance Workshops and Projects

Cambridge City Council
Age Concern
YMCA Cambridge
Arts and Minds – Cambridgeshire Association for the Arts and Mental Health
S-t-r-e-t-c=h Widening Participation
Richmond Fellowship
Cambridge Women and Homelessness Group
South Cambridgeshire District Council
Addenbrookes Hospital
Cambridge Preservation Society
Artist in Schools
Cambridge Folk Museum
Kettles Yard Gallery
Cambridge Women’s Resource Centre
Menagerie Theatre
National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO)
Inspire –wellbeing through arts
Asian Girl’s Group
Linton Village College

Mentoring– 2 day course run by Creative Industries Business Improvement Partnership. Business Mentoring Skills Training
Web Design – 2 day course teaching basics of web design
Marketing for the Third Sector – Anglia Ruskin University

Conference run by Creative Methods Network
On “transforming experience through creativity: a health and illness perspective

I value being part of a community in which I feel involved and in which I have a place and sense of belonging. I enjoy a wide range of cultural and social activities, and am an experienced co-counsellor – a skill which is useful both on a personal and professional level. I am founder member of CamIris Women’s Photography Group and am involved with the Freudian Slips Women’s Theatre Group both as a visual
and performer.