Born in Christchurch, Dorset 1967. Currently based in Bournemouth, Dorset

Lent Artist – Southwark Cathedral 2020, Becket 2020
Artist-in-Residence – St Thomas Way & Hereford Cathedral, Welsh-English Borderlands 2018-20

Education

2001 – 02
MA in European Fine Art,  Winchester School of Art: UK & Barcelona

1992 – 96
BA (Hons) in Fine Art (1st Class Honours),  University of Plymouth: UK & University of Eastern New Mexico, USA

1990 – 92
Foundation in Visual Arts,  Chelsea School of Art: London, UK

Solo Exhibitions

2020
Veiling the Altar Lent Art Installation: Southwark Cathedral, London
“Medieval & Modern Journeys”:  Hereford Cathedral, England

2019
“The Map of Mundi”, Lighthouse: Poole’s Centre for the Arts, UK
“Re-Making Maps of the Mind: Medieval & Modern Journeys”, St Thomas Way: Touring Exhibition continues:
– St. Illtud’s, Llantwit Major, Glamorgan Heritage Coast, Wales
– Ewenny Priory, Glamorgan Heritage Coast, Wales
– Newport Cathedral, South Wales

2018
“Re-Making Maps of the Mind: Medieval & Modern Journeys”, St Thomas Way: Swansea – Hereford: Launch Exhibition – Hereford Cathedral, England
“Re-Making Maps of the Mind: Medieval & Modern Journeys”, St Thomas Way: Touring Exhibition:
– St Mary’s Priory, Abergavenny, Wales
– The Holy Trinity Chapel, St Mary’s Collegiate and Parish Church, Swansea, Wales
– St. Illtud’s, Llantwit Major, Glamorgan Heritage Coast, Wales

2017
“Take Me to the River”, Taunton Deane Borough Council, TDBC (artist-in-residence), Arts Taunton: Somerset, UK

2015
“Are We There Yet? Mapping the Labyrinth”, Lighthouse: Poole’s Centre for the Arts, UK

2002
“Autoadhesiva”, Panorama Gallery: Barcelona, Spain

1998
“Oraciones”, Exeter Picture House: Devon, UK

Group Exhibitions & Events

2020
Becket 2020, UK
“The Two Thomases, Medieval & Modern Journeys”:  Hereford Cathedral, England

2019
Human Worlds Festival, Cultural Quarter, Southampton, Hampshire, UK
“Holding on to Hope Festival”, St. Illtud’s, Llantwit Major, Glamorgan Heritage Coast, Wales

2018
Swansea International Festival, Swansea, Wales, UK
“The Library of Re-Claimed Books”, Wayzgoose Book Fair, Southampton, Hampshire, UK
“St Thomas Way: Swansea – Hereford” launch events, Hereford Cathedral, UK

2017
“Plastic Pathways – Plastic Beach”, collaborative labyrinth, fringe event – part of Arts by the Sea Festival, Bournemouth: Dorset, UK
“Lyngford Park Labyrinth”
co-created with artist Christopher Jelley, as part of ‘Pride in Priorswood’ community festival, Taunton: Somerset, UK
“Longrun Meadow Labyrinth”
co-created with artist Christopher Jelley, part of ‘The Great Get Together’ inspired by Jo Cox MP, Taunton: Somerset, UK
“The Art of Wellbeing”, Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum, Bournemouth: Dorset, UK

2016
“Beyond the Page”, Bridport Prize ExhibitionBridport Arts Centre: Dorset, UK
“Interrogating Landscapes, the Figure & Materials”, part of Dorset Art Weeks, Durlston Castle: Dorset, UK
“South Central” Launch, Sticks Gallery: Fareham, Hampshire, UK

2013
“Alles Lügen”, Kunstfabrik Schalchen: Salzburg, Austria

2010
Nerja Art Festival, Nerja: Malaga, Spain

2002
Tallers Oberts, Ciutat Vella: Barcelona
“TOP 02”, Tallers Oberts, Poble Nou: Barcelona
“Shortlist”, Can Felipa Centre: Barcelona
“4 x 4”, Panorama Gallery: Barcelona
“Espai Mutant”, Can Felipa Centre: Barcelona

2001
MA Group Show, Panorama Gallery: Barcelona, Spain
Open Studios, Spike Island Artspace: Bristol, UK

2000
Group Show, Spike Island Artspace: Bristol, UK

1999
Open Studios, Spike Island Artspace: Bristol, UK
Art Haven Group Show, The Look Gallery: Exeter, Devon, UK
UK Selected Group Show, Art for Offices: London, UK

1998
“The Spanish Connection”, Thelma Hulbert Gallery: Devon, UK
Honiton Arts Festival, Honiton, Devon, UK
Gidleigh Open House, Open Studios: Dartmoor, Devon, UK

1997
“9-X”, The Tannery Gallery: London, UK
Group Show, John Moore’s Competition, London, UK

1996
“Aspires”, Sherwell Gallery: Plymouth, Devon, UK

1995
Open Studios, Centro Historico: Mexico D.F., Mexico

1994
“Sacred Realities”, ENMU: New Mexico, USA

Residencies

2018
“Re-Making Maps of the Mind: Medieval & Modern Journeys”, exploring Hereford’s Mappa Mundi @ Hereford Cathedral, Public Engagement with Research in Universities (PERu), University of Southampton, UK

2017
“Take Me to the River”, a walking portrait of Taunton’s green spaces & waterways, part of the ‘Garden Town’ project: TDBC – Taunton Deane Borough Council, Arts Taunton: Somerset

Awards

2019  Arts Council England Grants for the Arts
2018 PERu: Public Engagement with Research in Universities, University of Southampton, UK
2015  Arts Council England Grants for the Arts
2001  AHRB: Arts & Humanities Research Board Award
1997  Highly Commended: John Moore’s Prize, UK
1995  Outstanding 2D Student Award: Eastern New Mexico University, USA

Lectures & Talks

2019
“Every step you take: Pilgrimage & Measuring”, Southwark Cathedral, London

2017
“Sir Anthony Caro’s Sea Music: What’s the Big Idea?”, series of informal public talks marking the restoration of Caro’s only public artwork:
Sea Music Project, Culture & Community, Borough of Poole, UK
“From the Light to the Sea…” Artwalk & gallery tour of exhibitions by Sheila Girling & Anthony Caro, Sea Music Project, 
Culture & Community, Borough of Poole, UK

2012
“Meeting Agnes Martin”, Lecture-presentation,
Agnes Martin Centennial program: Harwood Foundation, Taos, New Mexico, USA
“Creativity & Coaching”, Part of discussion panel at one-day conference,
Royal Society of Arts, London

2011
“Meeting Agnes Martin”, Multimedia presentation with art historian Becky Hunter,
‘Performing Art History’ Conference: Courtauld Institute, London, UK

Workshops

2019
“Mapping, Measuring & iphoneography” : series of workshops for local schools, St. Illtud’s, Llantwit Major, Glamorgan Heritage Coast, Wales
“The Tango of Colour”: series of art colour workshops exploring principle colours in multiple mediums – Christchurch, Dorset, UK
“Medieval & Modern Journeys” : series of workshops exploring ideas about pilgrimage, Lighthouse Poole
“Medieval & Modern Landscapes”
: series of workshops on how landscapes have changed, Lighthouse Poole
“Medieval & Modern Stories”
: series of workshops on storytelling through time, Lighthouse Poole
“Medieval & Modern Mapping”
: series of workshops on mapping, Lighthouse Poole
“Medieval & Modern Measuring”
: series of workshops on measuring through time and space, Lighthouse Poole, Dorset, UK

2018
“Mapping the Medieval: Measuring the City” : exploratory workshop, Swansea Museum-St Marys, Swansea International Festival, Swansea, St Thomas Way, UK
“Creative Medieval Mapping: Mappa Mundi & Measuring to the Saint”
 : on-site workshop for adults, Hereford Cathedral, St Thomas Way, UK
“Creative Mapping: In & Around the Cathedral” : on-site exploratory workshop for families, Hereford Cathedral, St Thomas Way, UK

2017
“The Tango of Creativity”: collaboration with Starstone.org, painting, photography & poetry workshops, Assisi, Italy
“Refracted”: exploratory workshops for schools, Russell Cotes Art Gallery & Museum, Bournemouth, UK
“Running the Labyrinth”:  community events & drawing workshops, Taunton, Somerset, UK
“Take Me to the River” : walking city-wide photography-mapping workshops, Taunton, Somerset, UK
“Adventures in Colour”
: exploratory workshops with the collections, Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum, Bournemouth, UK
“Art & Wellbeing” : workshops for participants with mental health issues, Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum, UK
Arts4Dementia : workshops with curators, Dorset County Museum, Dorchester, UK

2016
“Beyond the Page” : bookmaking gallery workshop for schools, Bridport Arts Centre, UK
“Artists Adventures in Menorca – v2”: 7-day workshop-retreat, Menorca, Spain
“Big Painting” : weekend workshop – collaboration with Starstone.org, Assisi, Italy
“Drawing the Line” : gallery workshop for schools, Poole Museum, UK
“Artists Adventures in Menorca – v1” : 7-day workshop-retreat, Menorca, Spain

2015
“Mapping the Labyrinth”: series of public engagement workshops, Lighthouse Poole, Dorset, UK
“Taking the line for a Walk”: drawing with maps for schools, Lighthouse Poole, UK
“Artists Adventures”: 7-week series of workshops, Highcliffe, Dorset, UK
“Artists Adventures”: 7-week series of workshops, Ringwood, Hampshire, UK

Corporate Collections

FrameStore, London
Soho 601, London