Born in Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, in 1992, my passion for art has always been evident. After school I went to Franklin College to do my A Levels and then attended Grimsby School of Art to do an Art Foundation course, where I gained a Distinction. In 2015, I received a First Class Honours in BA Fine Art Practice from the Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education. In September 2016, I completed my MA in Fine Art at the University of Lincoln; and was awarded a Distinction.
2008 12 GCSE's A*- B
2010 A Levels: Fine Art (A), Graphic Design (A), English Language (B), History (A*)
2011 Art Foundation Diploma (Distinction)
2012 City & Guilds Certificate in Supporting Adults and Young People with essential skills
2014 BSL - Level One
2015 BA (Hons) Fine Art Practice - First Class
2016 MA ( Fine Art) - Distinction
2017 Makaton - Foundation
2017 Makaton - Enhancement
October 2018 - Feb 2019
Selected for Graduate Curator Exhibition at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe.
I curated 'Trace-making' ; an exhibition that focused on the importance of documentation and the archiving of memories.
Exhibiting artists: Emily Connor, Jim Connor, Karen Weston and Wendy Ronaldson.
March. 2015 - Present
Resident artist at The Ropewalk, Contemporary Arts Centre,
Gallery Manager at Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk, North Yorkshire.
March – June 2015
Voluntary work installing and invigilating 'Field for the British
Isles' by Antony Gormley at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre,
Jan- November. 2014
Illustrator of published book 'Kali's songs' by Peter Mullins.
Jan. 2012 – July. 2013
Voluntary work with young people who have mental health
issues. I have supported various creative workshops and classes.
Lightworks (Annual International Arts Festival). Roles included:
meeting and greeting the public, explaining work and assisting
with activities for children.
Voluntary work at The Ropewalk, Barton. Experience in curating
an exhibition at the art gallery and assisting with an outdoor
sculpture event in Utterby, Louth.
Experience working in various schools with primary and
‘The Big Draw’ at Freshney Place Shopping Centre, Grimsby.
Roles included: leading on the
organisation of the event, assisting with risk assessments, liaising
with staff at Freshney Place, interacting with the public and
coordinating activities for children.
2011 Art Foundation Show, East Coast School of Art and Design, Grimsby
2012 North Lincolnshire Print Open, The Ropewalk, Barton upon Humber.
2013 Humber to the Wash, The Ropewalk, Barton
2013 GO Exhibition, Abbey Walk Gallery, Grimsby (WINNER)
2014 Open Exhibition, Ferens Art Gallery, Kingston Upon Hull
2014 North Lincolnshire Print Open, The Ropewalk, Barton (HIGHLY COMMENDED)
2014 Open, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe
2014 Barton Arts Festival Open Exhibition, Trinity Church, Barton
2014 The Steel Rooms Open Exhibition, Brigg, North Lincolnshire
2014 Electric Open, Electric Picture House, Congleton, Cheshire
2014 Pride of Place Open Exhibition, Hull
2015 Open Exhibition, Ferens Art Gallery, Kingston Upon Hull.
2015 Atelier & Galerie papermetal, Montcuq, France.
2015 BA Fine Art Practice Degree Show, Grimsby Institute.
2015 'Shifting Images', Lincolnshire Artists Self Portraiture, Present and Past, Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre.
2015 InPrint National Printmakers Open 2015, Studio Eleven, Hull.
2015 Studio Artists' Exhibition, Artspace, The Ropewalk, Barton upon Humber.
2016 'Research & Practice', MA Fine Art and CCP, Gallery at St Martins, Lincoln.
2016 '(extra)ordinary objects: memory and narrative', St Mary Le Wigford, Lincoln.
2016 '&' - MA Fine Art Show, Project Space Plus, The University of Lincoln.
2016 Studio Artists' Exhibition, Artspace, The Ropewalk, Barton upon Humber
2016 Winter Exhibition, Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk, North Yorkshire
2017 InPrint National Printmakers Open 2017, KAG, Hull. City of Culture.
2017 Studio Artist's Exhibition, Artspace, The Ropewalk, Barton upon Humber.
2018 'Hotel Drawings', 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire.
2018 'Fire and Forge', Oriel Gallery, Grimsby School of Art.
2018 'Humber To The Wash', Artspace, The Ropewalk, Barton Upon Humber.
2018 Open Exhibition, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe
2019 Graduate Curator Exhibition, Trace-making, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe.
2014 - Illustrator of published book 'Kali's songs' by Peter Mullins. All proceeds of book to St Andrews Hospice, Grimsby.
2014 - Completed The Duke of Edinburgh GOLD Award (DOFE)
2015 - RA Summer Exhibition - Two pieces shortlisted for the final round of judging.
2015 - Three prints selected to be exhibited in 'Atelier & Galerie Papermetal', Montuq, France.
2015 - Aesthetica Art Prize - Shortlisted for the second round of judging.
2016 - RA Summer Exhibition -Shortlisted for the final round of judging.
2017 - The New English Art Club Open Exhibition, Mall Galleries - Pre-selected.
2018 - RA Summer Exhibition - Shortlisted for the final round of judging.
2018 - Selected for Graduate Curator Exhibition, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe.
In January 2017 I graduated from the University of Lincoln with a Distinction in MA Fine Art.