About me ..........
I left school at age 16, eager to get out of uniform and experience the world beyond. Although several of my teachers tried to tempt me with the prospect of university, they didn’t explain (or maybe I didn’t hear) why continuing education was a good idea. However, in one way or another I’ve been continuing my education ever since.
My two competing passions have been art and writing. I came to photography later, and for many years I made my observations through the lens of a camera. I spent many hours breathing the scent of photographic chemicals in my little darkroom. I had exhibitions of my photos at Kent Institute of Art & Design, Rochester Art Gallery, and in one of the Medway libraries.
In 2006 I published a collection of poems – Counting Frogs and Catching Stars – and, in 2014, I published a novel – Time Tells – available from Amazon. It’s a bit noir-ish, reflecting my fascination with people’s shadow-sides, and how life experiences make us what we are.
My paper qualifications include a Certificate in Education (distinction in literature), a Diploma in Women’s Studies, an MA Degree in Graphic Fine Arts (focusing on video and performance art), and a Diploma in Counselling.
My work experience includes teaching, admin posts in art education, and, most recently, tutoring adults in 20th century art movements.
Finally, and not a moment too soon, I’m finding time (between dog-walking, gardening, and the usual chores) to focus on my love of painting.
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