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As a young child, paper was in short supply and there was never sufficient for my prolific graphite output. I clearly recall making pencil drawings on the insides of unfolded food cartons, the plain end papers of books and surreptitiously behind curtains on the wonderful   surface of painted wall.

I was fortunate to benefit from a post-war education that gave time and status to Art and this encouraged and developed my visual skills.

Following a career school teaching I worked as an illustrator and as a tutor of life drawing and short art courses. Such flexibility gave me the opportunity to travel and fill numerous sketchbooks.

I discovered the versatility and immediacy of pastels and was elected a Member of the Pastel Society in 2003. As Archivist for the Society I regularly research the archives for information in response to requests from the public.

Active member and Former Chairman Bournemouth Arts Club, a meeting point for Artists in the region which regularly holds selected Exhibitions.

Society Memberships 

The Pastel Society  (Archivist)                 www.thepastelsociety.org.uk

Bournemouth Arts Club  (Chairman)       www.bournemouthartsclub.co.uk

Poole Printmakers                                     www.poole-printmakers.org.uk


 1972                Batchelor of Education Honours Degree.   Bristol University

1972 2000    Career in Education

1997                 HNC Illustration. Arts University Bournemouth

2000                 HNC Fine Art.  Arts University Bournemouth

2003                 Elected member of the PASTEL SOCIETY

20012012      Life Drawing Tutor   Arts University Bournemouth

2005-2012       Art Tutor West Dean College Chichester


Pastel Society


Purcell Paper Award
Daler Rowney Pastels Award
Talens Rembrandt Pastels Award

Gilders Workshop Framing Award

Annie Longley Award

Frank Herring Award

Cross Gate Gallery Purchase Award

Sarah Samuels Gallery Award

The Arts Club Award

The Bill Patterson Memorial Prize

The Artists Magazine Award



2005 Discerning Eye   The Meynell Fenton Award

2007 New English Art Club St Cuthberts Mill Award

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