Art & Design Education

2008                       University of Bolton                                   MA Public Art

2005                       Manchester Metropolitan University          Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

1994                       University of Sunderland                           Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours); Painting & Printmaking

Selected Exhibitions & Competitions

2020                       The Ranchmans Emerging Artist Showcase; Group Exhibition; The Ranchmans Club, Calgary, AB, Canada

2019                       Art Calgary; Group Exhibition; Mona Lisa Art Salon, Calgary, AB, Canada

                               A Point on the Horizon; Group Exhibition; Leighton Arts Centre; Millarville, AB, Canada

                               Art Now, Contemporary Visual Art Fair, The Soundstage Regina, SK, Canada

                               Art Calgary; Group Exhibition, New Central Library Calgary, AB, Canada

2018                       Art Now, Contemporary Visual Art Fair, Prairieland Park, Saskatoon, SK, Canada

                               Art Calgary; Contemporary Visual Art Fair, cSPACE King Edward, Calgary, AB, Canada

                               Bodies of Work; Group Exhibition; Leighton Arts Centre; Millarville, AB, Canada

                               Pleasing Everybody all the Time; Solo Exhibition; Okotoks Art Gallery; Okotoks, AB, Canada

2017                       Trinity Figure Show; Group Exhibition; Christine Klassen Gallery; Calgary, AB, Canada

                               People's Portrait Prize; Open Exhibition; cSpace; Purchase Prize Winner; Calgary, AB, Canada

2007                       Novartis; Tate Gallery; Public Art Installation Finalist; Liverpool, UK

                               Bathing Beauties; Architectural Touring Exhibition; UK, France & Canada

                               Brise Soleil; The Hive; Architectural Proposal; Manchester, UK

                               Takeaway Garden; CUBE Gallery; Architecture Week Collaboration; Manchester, UK         

2005                       Watermark; The Watermark; Group Exhibition; Preston, UK

2004                       Miss Mooneypenny; Manchester Cow Parade; Manchester, UK


Professional Experience


2019                       Okotoks Arts Council Public Art Presentation, Okotoks, AB

2019                       Calgary Stampede Art Gallery Jury; Calgary, AB

2018                       Okotoks Art Gallery Jury Committee; Okotoks, AB

2017 - Ongoing      Art Calgary; Co-Founder; Contemporary Visual Art Fair, Calgary, AB

2015- 18                 Alberta University of the Art Instructor of 'Fast Track Drawing' & ‘Abstract Drawing


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