I am a full time artist and owner of Devon Art Supplies an art and craft supplies store in Seaton, Devon. My studio is set up in my shop meaning that I can paint whilst I am not serving customers.
I enjoy reading and writing both fiction and nonfiction having had a number of articles, poems and short stories of my own published over the years. I currently blog for a number of sites including two of my own, this one focused around art and philosophy and my general life blog www.mywhirlwindworld.co.uk.
I am in the final year of my Philosophy Masters, my core interests focus around art, aesthetics, consciousness, mind, emotion & relationships. I am a keen academic, addicted to research and gaining knowledge through studies, courses, seminars and workshops. (My current qualifications are listed at the bottom of this page)
I have experience working in primary and secondary schools with children of a variety of ages and also with special needs both independently and as part of working groups. I have been teaching adults arts and crafts for over 10 years in a variety of settings most recently on site in my art shop. I enjoy offering talks and demonstrations on a variety of subjects, linked to both art and philosophy, to all ages with experience doing so in nursing homes, schools, shops and work places.
Innovative business award - Taunton 2014
I judged the crafts section at Axmouth Village Show in July 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Shows & events I have run art and craft focused workshops, stalls & demonstrations
Bath & West Show
‘Go Outdoors’ Seaton
Axmouth Village Show
Taunton Flower Show 2012, 2013 & 2014
Schools through Somerset & Devon
MA Philosophy - currently studying
BA Open Degree with modules including Art History, Design & Innovation, Creative Writing.
Psychotropic Plants Diploma
Crystal Healing Diploma
Art Therapy Diploma
'How to be a super learner' Certificate
BIIAB NCPLH Level 2 National Certificate for Personal Licence Holders
ASET Diploma in Teaching and Entertaining Children
3 AS Levels, Psychology, Business studies and Sociology
GVNQ ICT ‘Computer Studies’
8 GCSE’s including Math’s, English and Science