Education, exhibitions, commissions and employment; in the UK unless indicated otherwise

Education

1994 - 97    

BA (Hons) in Art and Design, Sculpture with Photography, University of Wolverhampton

1991 - 93   

BTEC National Diploma in General Art and Design at Suffolk College, Ipswich

1990         

Matriculated from the South African College High School, Cape Town, RSA

Short Courses

2016

Art Marketing Course with Kathryn Roberts, London

Stop-motion Animation course at West Dean College, lead by Will Bishop-Stevens 

2014

Children's Book Illustration, taught by April Wilson at Central St Martin's, London

The Expanded Field of Drawing, taught by Jim Hobbs, The Slade, London

2010 

Etching, taught by Judy Woodborne, Cape Town, RSA

2009    

Memorial Carving in slate at the Orton Trust, Kettering

Bookbinding, Belstead House, Ipswich

2004    

Painting Summer School at The Slade (&: '03), London

Icon Painting in egg tempera at Turvey Abbey, Bedfordshire

2003    

Tibetan iconography, taught by Andy Weber at Jamyang Buddhist Centre, London

1991

'Botanical Illustration' and 'Life Drawing', Suffolk College, Ipswich

Galleries

Cape Gallery, Cape Town, RSA

Prince Albert Gallery, Prince Albert, RSA

Solo Exhibitions and Artists' Fairs

2017

Cambridge Open Studios, Cambridge

Ice House, Holland Park, London 

2016

Windsor Contemporary Art Fair, Windsor 

The Other Art Fair, London

Cambridge Open Studios, Cambridge 

2011

Cambridge Open Studios, Cambridge

Ice House, Holland Park, London 

Palace Art Fair, London

Windsor Contemporary Art Fair, Windsor

2010     

Cape Gallery, Cape Town, RSA

Ice House Gallery, Holland Park, London

Untitled Artists Fair, Chelsea Old Town Hall, London

Battersea Contemporary Art Fair, London

2007

Cape Gallery, Cape Town, RSA

2005

Cape Gallery, Cape Town, RSA

Group Exhibitions

2017

Chill#2 Cafe and Bar, Cambridge

Dream Now, Dream Not, Cape Gallery, Cape Town, RSA 

2016

The Fry Gallery, The Annual Exhibition and Sale, Saffron Walden, Essex 

2014

'Threshold', Cape Gallery, Cape Town, RSA

2013

'Invocation', Cape Gallery, Cape Town, RSA

2012

'Turn Around Time', Cape Gallery, Cape Town, RSA 

2011

Friends of Holland Park Art Exhibition, London

United Society of Artists 'Annual Open Exhibition 2011', Menier Gallery, London

'Continuum', Cape Gallery, Cape Town, RSA

'Periphery', joint show with Jevan Watkins Jones at the Peppermint SHED, Sproughton, Ipswich

'Red Brick Art Auction', Red Brick Center for the Arts, Aspen, Colorado, USA 

2010

'Print', an exhibition of etchings, These Four Walls Gallery, Cape Town, RSA

'Mini-Me', Association for the Visual Arts, Cape Town, RSA        

United Society of Artists 'Annual Open Exhibition 2010', Menier Gallery, London. I was elected to be a member of the society and shown in 2009

2009        

'Kaleidoscope Dreams', Red Brick Center for the Arts, Aspen, USA

'Suffolk Show Case 2009', selected by Grenville Davey and Lotte Juul Petersen; Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

'Ipswich Art Society Annual Exhibition' (&: '09, 03', '02, '01, '00, '95, '94)

Showed sculpture at The Woody Creek Gallery (closed 2010), Woody Creek, nr Aspen, USA

2008

Carved 'Lorelei', black chlorite stone carving for The Aspen Gallery at Highlands, Aspen USA

2007

Showed paintings at the Aspen Gallery at Highlands (closed 2009) and then represented by the Mitchell Gallery and shown in Pinons Restaurant and Aspen Club and Spa, Aspen, USA  

'Boys Toys', The Art House, Westbourne, Hampshire

Showed sculpture at the Eyestorm Gallery (closed 2010), Ipswich 

2006

'Adam and Eve Show', The New Art Centre, Chatham, Kent

'The Doll, My Doll, My Moll', The Art House, Westbourne 

2005        

'Field Exhibition', The Code Gallery, Bristol

'Summer Open 2005', The Waterloo Gallery, London

'Paper, Pen', The Art House, Westbourne, Hampshire 

2004

'Postcard Show', Surface Gallery, Nottingham (& '02)

'The A6 Show 2001', Lewisham Arthouse Gallery, London (& '01) 

2003

'19th Annual Open Exhibition', Café Gallery Projects, London

'Roaring Fork Open', Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado, USA

'Diving Deep', Greenbelt Festival, Cheltenham 

2002

London Buddhist Arts Convention, Bethnal Green, London (&: '01, '00)

2001        

'Sculpture Festival/Sculpture Trail 2001', Cuckoo Farm Studios, Colchester

Ipswich Art Society Exhibition of Friends 2D Work, Ancient House, Ipswich

Showed sculpture at Primavera, Cambridge

Showed sculpture at Peterborough Arthouse, Peterborough 

1998        

'On the Border' selected by Mark Wallinger and Grif Rhys-Jones, Firstsite at the Minories, Colchester

1997

'Looking', exhibition of photography, Wolverhampton Unversity's gallery, Wolverhampton

1996

'Nice', sculpture exhibition in a vacant shop, Woverhampton

1995       

'The Ipswich Open', selected by Maggie Hambling and George Melly, The Wolsey Gallery, Christchuch Mansion, Ipswich

1994        

The Waterlily Foundation, Cambridge

'The Art Show' at Alexandra Palace, London

Selected Collections/Collectors except commissions

Houses of Parliament, Cape Town, RSA

La Creuzette, Boussac, France

Woody's Interiors, Cape Town, RSA

Chez Patrick, restaurant in Kensington, London

Whits, restaurant in Kensington, London

Selected Commissions

2013

'To the Cedars and Beyond', painting for a home in Cheltenham

2009         

'Rhine Nymph', limestone carving for a balcony in Switzerland

2006         

Contracted to replace 7,6m of 'Aaron's Rod' wood carving for a Mock Tudor building in Ipswich Town centre

'War Hare', yew wood wall piece for a home near London

'Magdalena', serpentine stone carving for a garden in Dusseldorf, Germany

Aspens II and Verlorenvlei II, paintings shipped to Boston, US

2005         

'Four Guardian Kings and Wheel and Deer Architrave', carved in chestnut wood and then painted, for the entrance to the shrine room at The Ipswich Buddhist Centre, Ipswich

Portrait of Swami Rama Tirtha in bronze , RSA

'Houses of Parliament' and 'Notting Hill', two paintings for a flat in London

2004         

Stupa Styled Donations Bowl, assembled and carved in tulip wood, for The Ipswich Buddhist Centre

'Lovers', two jelutong wood carvings, and 'Oilseed Rape Fields', oil painting, for a games room house extension, Dusseldorf, Germany

'Listening Woman III', woodcarving, for flat in Switzerland

2003

'Listening Woman IV' (woodcarving)

'Horse's Head', woodcarving for niche in home, Ipswich

1999

Reclining Buddha for Buddhist festival, Cambridge Buddhist Centre, Cambridge

'At Dawn II', woodcarving for office, London

'Magpies', woodcarving for garden, Ipswich

1995

Stupa Woman, wood and lead sculpture for the Ipswich Buddhist Community's garden, Ipswich   

1994

Figurative wood carvings for the garden of the Thomas Wolsey Special School, Ipswich

Work as an Assistant

2006-2009         

Louis Jansen van Vuuren (artist) for a short period each year with: his work in collaboration with the photographer Zwelethu Mthethwa which was shown at I-Art Gallery (Cape Town) and Everard Read Gallery (Johannesburg); two other solo shows, a painting course and sculpture restoration; at his studio in Boussac, France

1997         

Nick Lloyd (sculptor) with the roughing out of: 'There and Back Again' and 'Round the Wrekin', two abstract public stone carvings for Wolverhampton Bus Station, Wolverhampton

1994

Bernard Reynolds (sculptor) in Ipswich, making a bronze public sculpture, based on a parrot skull, called 'Rubio', for Norwich, as well as exhibition work, UK

1993         

Deirdre Saunder (artist) with painting furniture and a relief mural for one of her clients in Washington DC, USA

Work/Volunteering in the UK

2014-

Self employed artist at St Barnabas Press, Cambridge  

2012-2014

Lived and worked at Dhanakosa Buddhist Retreat Centre in Scotland. My work included bookkeeping, reception/customer services, maintenance (plumbing, decorating and gardening etc.). I also helped with projects, research and preparation, the main one was the installation of a biomass boiler.

While at Dhanakosa I supported and helped organize a number of the Photography and Meditation Retreats (usually two a year) and have continued to do so since leaving. I have also supported Meditation and Hillwalking and Meditation Retreats.

2011

Did a six week door knocking appeal in London for the Karuna Trust, a charity working with the 'untouchable' community in India.

1994-2009    

Worked for Windhorse Trading Ltd: Ipswich Evolution Gift Shop (1994-2009) part time and casually; at the head office in Cambridge (1997-1999) full time, doing warehouse work, admin and customer services and Hammersmith (London) Evolution Gift Shop (2003/2004) full time where I was the merchandising manager.

I have also helped out at Triratna Buddhist Community classes, participated in their study programmes and written for Urthona, their arts magazine, on Chris Drury and Tate Modern.

1995-2003    

Volunteered and worked casually for Christchurch Mansion and Ipswich Museum as a Museum Assistant, assisting in security, conservation and exhibition work; Ipswich.

1999-2001

Helped Suffolk Interfaith Resource by manning reception, I also gave a talk on Buddhist art and wrote an essay entitled 'Buddhism Through Its Arts' for a religious studies course.