Owner and designer of Penelope Designs.
Studio practice – East Side Studios, Digbeth High Street, Birmingham.
Member of Craft Courses (craftcourses.com)
My interests include travelling in the Far East, India, and Europe, visiting art galleries, dancing, cinema, theatre and live music.
Lead Artist at Art in the park Textile Project, Lightswoods Park, Sandwell
Visiting Tutor on Foundation and BA Art and Design courses (All Levels)
Freelance Artist and Textile Designer practising at Eastside studios in Digbeth, Birmingham.
Artist lead creative workshops 2007-2017
MA Textile Design (Distinction) – Birmingham City University 2014-16
MA Fine Art – University of Central England (now Birmingham City University) 1995-97
Honorary Fellowship – Bath College of Higher Education 1994-95
First Class Honours Degree Creative Arts – Bath College of Higher Education – Thesis, Aboriginal Art, in relation to the Social and Political context. 1990-1994
Further and Adult Education Teachers Certificate (7307) – City and Guilds.
Dip.Ed Certificate of Education, Years 1 and 2 B.Ed.
R.S.A. certificate in Teaching of Exercise to Music
Teaching Observation Feedback - Outstanding
DBS Enhanced certificate up to date
Member of Protocol Professionals 2017
LSIS Training programmes Equality and Diversity Jan 2011
OFSTED Training September 2010
SITS Training July 2010
CLAIT RSA Level One 2002
Lecturer Full Time and Coordinator Part Time Edexcel Foundation in Art and Design 1997-2014.
Freelance artist in fine art and textile design.
B.C.U. BIAD - EDEXCEL Foundation Studies Co-ordinator - First Year Part time Students, BIAD and drawing tutor to the full time foundation students.
Exhibition of paintings, The Custard Factory, Birmingham November 2011
Exhibition of paintings Central Birmingham February 2011
Eastside Studio Artist Lead Group December 2010
Weekend Art workshop facilitator July 2008
P.G.C.E Mentor 2007 -2008
BA Elective lecturer specialising in Drawing Approaches and Practice. 2005 -2009
Central Youth Services, Youth and Arts Events, Workshop Leader, 2005
Midlands Art Centre, Michael Brennand-Wood Exhibition, Lead Artist, 2005
Dudley Hospital Trust – Make a book project – Craftspace-Touring exhibition, 2005
Boys Who Sew – Craft Council touring exhibition – lead artist for related workshops. Midlands Art Centre 2004.
The Big Draw – lead artist. Midlands Art Centre 2004.
East Side Studios Open and Launch September 2004
Midlands Art Centre, Alice Kettle Exhibition – leading associated workshops, 2004.
Midlands Art Centre – Dance Summer School, 2004.
Wilson Stuart School – Big Banner Project 2004 – funded be Creative Partnerships.
Book Communications – funded by Creative Partnerships for Wilson Stuart School, 2004
Litchfield Arts Festival – Set Designer, 2003.
Midlands Art Centre. “Red 62: Textile Group” Exhibition – Workshop, 2003.
Midlands Art Centre. David Hockney exhibition of Grimm’s Fairytales. Drawing and Printing project lead artist. Linked with a poet, 2003.
Smithwood School. 2D relief and 3D project using Figurative Forms, 2003.
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery with the Creative Arts Partnership. Special needs clients painting project, 2003.
Living Proof – Exhibition Gas Hall Birmingham – lead artist with Golden Hillock Secondary School in conjunction with Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery 2002
City and Guilds Life Drawing Course Tutor, University of Central England, Bournville Campus, 2002.
Midlands Art Centre - Kei Ito: Lead artist Fashion in Paper workshop. 2001
Midlands Art Centre – THE FIREBIRD Assistant Painter 2001
Shenley Court Secondary School – “Flying High”, the launch of Shenley court Secondary School as a performing arts college. Sculptural kite project, 2001.
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery – Living Proof Project, 2000.
Millenibrum – 4 Galleries Project – Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, 2000.
Birmingham Royal Ballet – Freelance Visual Designer on Arthur and Coppelia productions as well as the Youth Dance Week. 2000.
Midlands Art Centre – Teaching teachers -Teachers as Artists project in association with Birmingham City Council Education Department 1999
West Midlands Exhibitions
Coventry Open, Herbert Gallery, Coventry
Four by Four Exhibition
Joint exhibition, RBSA
Gallery Nine, Brindley Place
Midlands Art Centre
Everyman Art Space
Fine Art Exhibition, U.C.E.
The Beatnik Gallery II
The Beatnik Gallery I
‘Small Portions’, The Works Gallery
The Bond Gallery
Habitat ‘Art in Store’
Windows Art Centre, Bath
Praxis Gallery, Bristol
Honorary Fellowship Exhibition, Bath
Tinstar Illustrations, Bath
May Art, Bath
Easter Art, Bath
Hot Bath Gallery, New Contemporaries
Two Man Show, Bradford-on-Avon
Art to Go, Green Park Brasserie, Bath
Royal Victoria Gallery Student Prize, Bath
Degree Show, Bath College of Higher Education
Royal Victoria Gallery, Bath
Paintings held in Private Collections – London, Edinburgh, Birmingham and Tokyo.
Jan 2000: Visual Designer, Queensbridge School – ‘Design a new uniform’.
Jan 2000: Artist in Residence, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery – Print Workshops.
Oct 1999 – Jan 2000: Shelter Housing ‘Homeless to Home’ Project – Changing Room Challenge.
Oct-Nov 1999: Mural Commission, Handsworth Wood Girls School – 20th Century Inventions
Sep 1999: BBC Choice Front Room – Gallery Feature