Biography

Biography

After graduating from West Surrey College of Art and Design, Farnham with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art (painting) in 1979, I moved to Norway and later France where I lived until returning to England in 2000.

Here, I completed a PGCE in Art (secondary) at the University of Exeter and taught art in a male prison in Dorset for 10 years, being employed by Strode College, A4e and Weston College in this capacity.

During this time, I studied for an MA in Fine Art (sculpture) at the Arts University Bournemouth, graduating in 2013.
I based my work for this on the conditions, both physical and mental, endured inside the prison where I taught.
I have exhibited regularly since first graduating in 1979, both in solo and collective shows and have participated in several larger exhibitions such as the Ostlandsutstilling in Oslo, the Salon d’Automne at the Grand Palais, Paris, the SWA held in the Mall Galleries, London and the RWA in Bristol.

I am a member of both Dorset Visual Arts, and as such participate in Dorset Art Weeks and Wessex Contemporary Arts (Wesca) and show regularly with this group.

Major Collective Exhibitions

2012
RWA 160th Autumn Exhibition.
Royal West Of England Academy, Bristol.
Mixed Media Sculpture.

2010
The Society of Women Artists Annual Exhibition.
Mall Gallery, London.
Soft Sculptures.

1988
Salon D’Automne, Grand Palais, Paris.
Textile Landscape.

1987
Salon D’Automne, Grand Palais, Paris.
Textile Landscape.

1984
Ostlandsutstilling,Oslo, Norway.
Soft Sculptures.

1983
Ostlandsutstilling, Oslo, Norway.
Drawings.

Collective Exhibitions

2018 Forthcoming Exhibitions

Festival of Thread, Farnham, Surrey
Wet Paint- Allsop Gallery, Bridport Arts Centre, Bridport, Dorset.
DAW- Imogen Bittner Studio, Sturminster Newton, Dorset.

2017

  • Festival Of Craft, Farnham, Surrey.
  • Festival Of Thread, Farnham, Surrey.
  • Wessex Contemporary Arts, Vida Commida, Sherborne, Dorset.
  • “Earth Pulse”, Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Romsey,Hampshire
  • Bath &West Open (2nd prize), Shepton Mallet.
  • Contemporary Textiles, Teddington.

2016

  • Festival of Craft, Farnham Maltings, West Surrey.
  • Festival of Thread, Farnham Maltings, West Surrey
  • Ilminster Open Exhibition. Somerset.
  • Wesca, Licence To Dream, Eype, Dorset.
  • Bath and West Open Exhibition, Shepton Mallet, Somerset.
  • DAW, Dorset Visual Arts, Walford Mill, Wimborne, Dorset.
  • Wesca- Salisbury Hospital.

2015

  • Forest Arts – Reflections, New Milton.
  • Wesca–RemakingTheReal, SladeGallery, Gillingham.Dorset.
  • Wesca – On the Edge, Durleston Park, Swanage.Dorset.
  • Wesca – Group show, Slade Gallery, Gillingham, Dorset.

2014

  • Bournemouth &Christchurch Amnesty International Exhibition, Bournemouth Central Library, Christchurch Priory and The Redhouse Museum.
  • Soft Sculpture, Sculpture.
  • Metropolis Art. Bournemouth.
    Sculpture.
  • DAW-Dorset Visual Arts, Sturminster Newton.

2013

  • Arts University Bournemouth, M.A final show “Denouement”. Sculptural Installations.

Solo Exhibitions

2011
Shaftesbury Arts Centre, Shaftesbury, Dorset.
Paintings / Soft Sculptures.

2009
Shaftesbury Arts Centre, Shaftesbury, Dorset.
Textile Landscapes.

1989
Todd House Gallery, York, England.
Textile Landscapes.

1988
West Dean House, Chichester, England.
Textile Landscapes

1988
Gallerie De Hautville, Paris,France.
Textile Landscapes.

1987
Gallerie De Ruissel, Rouen, France.
Textile Landscapes.

1986
Sandvika Town Hall, Sandvika, Norway.
Soft Sculptures / Textile Landscapes / Drawings

1984
Mosjoen, Norway
Textile Landscapes.