I trained in Leeds, the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, and the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (MA). I have worked as a designer for productions at theatres including the Royal Court Theatre, London and Bristol Old Vic. I have also run a puppet company, and have taught design and drawing at the Universities of Bristol and West of England respectively. I have worked as practitioner in public art on a variety of projects including a major commission from Derriford Hospital, Plymouth. I continue my practice in painting, drawing and textiles, working towards exhibition and commission.
I work with dancers and performers to teach life drawing with movement at the Bristol Drawing School, and as professional training for animators in other contexts. My particular interest in describing movement through drawing stems from design for dance. This led to teaching life drawing to animators at Aardman Animations originally for their training programme for ‘Chicken Run’. Since then I have consistently run classes and workshops for students, animators, artists and a multitude of people who share a passion for performance, drawing and music.
MA in Fine Art, Cardiff Faculty of Art and Design, South Glamorgan Institute.
Design for Dance Arts Council bursary
Theatre Design, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
BA (Hons) in Fine Art (First Class), Leeds Polytechnic
Foundation course, Plymouth College of Art and Design