After a lifetime of working with the perfect logic required by computers, I retired and began to explore using the other side of my brain. I started life drawing with Brian Sayers before my retirement, and in 2010 joined a CityLit "Drawing the Line" class. I was off! In 2011 I managed to get onto Louise Baldwin's Textiles course, and was there for nearly eight years before being accepted on the two-year Advanced Textiles course. In 2015 I gained a place on the CityLit Fine Art Course which culminated in a group exhibition in July 2017 at the Espacio Gallery in Bethnal Green. Work was also shown at the Art Van Go exhibition Made at Art Van Go in Autumn 2017. My textiles embrace the intricacies of embroidery, fabric printing and both machine and hand stitching. Some is figurative, whilst other pieces are abstract. My fine art has involved drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and relief pieces. Future plans include more textiles and printmaking. From autumn to summer 2018 I participated in the City Lit Advanced Fine Art Printmaking Course, with a group show, Pressing Time, at the R K Burt Gallery in SE1. In 2018 a book of etchings, "Street Shit", was exhibited at the Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair. That year I also had one piece, Shell II, accepted in the London Print Studio Summer Exhibition. I have further extended my bookmaking and have produced a variety of Artist’s Books. My work will also be shown at the R K Burt Gallery as part of the EDAM Show, “Meanwhile”, in July 2019.

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