I studied a BA (Hons) Fine Art at Birmingham School of Art, UCE, graduating 2003. Early work on graduation was selected for New Contemporaries and subsequent residencies were invited for New Art Gallery Walsall and Cultural City Network, Graz.
A few years later, I undertook an MA in Photography at LCC, University of the Arts London, focussing on 'the photograph as object' graduating in 2009. Work was subsequently added to the UAL public collection and featured in exhibitions including the Gothenburg Museum of Art in Sweden.
After moving to the Isle of Wight in 2008, I undertook a 2 year residency in 2010 with the Julia Margaret Cameron Trust. Work created there was added to the public collection of the National Media Museum.
From 2016 my focus shifted from the photograph as object, returning to the broader sculptural field. Looking to resolve a methodology for creating and exhibiting work where I lived, I began a period of investigating the production of exterior sculpture responding to the geology and coastline of the island, as well as experimenting with the possibilities of working with domestic and garden spaces.
Skills were acquired in metal-work, woodwork, mould-making and casting and a workshop set up to facilitate the development of larger exterior work.
In 2018 a small 18th Century cottage was identified as a potentially sustainable, long term place to incorporate my work. The resulting practice experiment, ‘Ever Garden’ is planned to open to visitors from summer 2021.