Work in Collections
Stephens & Scown Solicitors, Exeter.
Prestige Properties, Sherborne.
Goody, Clancy & Associates, Boston, USA
Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP
Other Private collections, in UK, France, Canada, Tokyo, Vietnam, Sweden.
B.A Fine Art (Painting) Winchester School of Art
City & Guilds FAETC
R.S.A. Diploma Theatre Studies
Certificate in Counselling Skills (Bristol University)
PGCE Secondary Art (University of Exeter)
Career history includes-
Trainer & Facilitator– With a commercial training organisation,
Leading 1,2 and 3 day courses for professionals and
small business in; Communication skills,
Assertiveness Training, Negotiating Skills,
Self-Presentation Skills, Basic Counselling Skills.
Tutor & Facilitator for Adult Education– running courses in
Assertiveness Training, Effective Parenting,(The Parent Network)
Women Returners, Residential courses in
Confidence building for short term unemployed,
Life skills for disadvantaged and disaffected young people on work experience,
Outreach work, working with vulnerable people
in sheltered accommodation.
Occupational Art for users of day centres.
Counsellor – Within a GP setting and private referrals,
Art Teacher – Secondary & primary schools.
Tutor & Facilitator– In a prison setting. Group work for
Addressing offending behaviour issues, Motivational Skills,
Accredited Art courses.
Visual Artist– Painter, Printmaker, Site Specific works.
……….questions, and more questions, is this an inquisition?
When were you happiest? for a moment yesterday.
What is your greatest fear? being alone in my third age.
What is your earliest memory? trying to dodge the catkins on the pavement, I thought they were little snakes, arggggg I can remember it now, I was 3 or 4
Which living person do you most admire, and why? My daughter, for her resilience, courage and determination.
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? procrastination
What is the trait you most deplore in others? arrogance
What was your most embarrassing moment? I’ve blocked it from my mind
What is your most treasured possession? my lap top,……. did I really say that?
What makes you unhappy? violence towards children
What do you most dislike about your appearance? my frown
If you could bring something extinct back to life, what would you choose? a real childhood
Who would play you in a film of your life? Maxine Peeke
What is your most unappealing habit? not cleaning the bath after using oils
Cat or Dog? Dexter, my daughters cat.
What is your guiltiest pleasure? mind your own business!
To whom would you like to say sorry, and why? My granny, for not going to see her very often.
Have you ever said “I love you” and not meant it? probably
Which living artist do you most admire? Yoko Ono
What is the worst job you’ve done? working behind a bar in a pub in Winchester.
How do you relax? hot baths
What is the closest you’ve come to death? falling asleep at the wheel of my car
What keeps you awake at night? my brain
What is the most important lesson life has taught you? no pain no gain.
What is your favourite smell? um ? freshly ground coffee
Where would you like to live? I haven’t decided yet.
If you could go back in time where would you go? 1978