Something about me and my work
Originally I trained as a teacher of English and Drama at Manchester metropolitan University and had many happy years working with disadvantaged adults and children in various settings. In the latter years I began to use art more and more in my work with my students. After leaving the world of education I began working with Paul Czainski as a full-time artist and was lucky enough to have been one of the privileged students at the infamous and maverick, Todmorden Community College art school....sadly no longer with us, a tragedy as there could be no better art education for me than the one I received there.
After completing my time at Todmorden I began to develop my skills in iconography and sought out specialist training and have enjoyed courses with Christopher Perrin, Ian Knowles at Bethlehem icon school and in the UK, Peter Murphy in Venice and in the UK and am presently enrolled on Sister Petra Clare's online icon course, a very rigorous and comprehensive course.
I am a member of the British Association of Iconographers.
I am a member of "Uncooked culture' .
I am also a member of The Eccentric Club.
Some of my exhibitions
'Emergence' ,Joint show with Helene Fletcher, Hebden Bridge
'The Spirit of Two', Chris Czainski and Cendrine Rovini, collaborative work: Duckett & Jeffreys Gallery, Malton (UK) 2012 and Liquide Vermeil, Galerie Da-End, Paris 2005 Le Gîte.
Exhibitions with 'Uncooked Culture';
Surinam, New Zealand, Spain, France,
Thailand; 'What to Dip', plus performance 'Bound' ,
London; 'The Routemasters Exhibition' ,
The Tabernacle, Notting Hill plus performance, 'Love Bag'
The Hermitage, Amsterdam, exhibiting with 'Uncooked Culture'
The Crypt Gallery, St Pancras, London, for the incredible 'Flashier and Trashier' and 'Dare to Wear' curated by Sue Kreitzman
Chelsea flower show for Gladwell and Patterson Gallery, Knightsbridge
Water Street Gallery Todmorden, gallery artist.
Wendy Levy Gallery
Artsmill contemporary gallery , Hebden Bridge
Shetland Museum exhibition with Paul Czainski
Jewellery in Dean Clough, Halifax, Yorkshire.
Pimlico, St Saviour's Church, 'Icons for Unity' 2018, British Association of Iconographers
Bradford cathedral, 2 Icon exhibitions, a talk and an iconography workshop 2015,2019
Blackburn cathedral, Icon Exhibition 2019
St Buryan church, Cornwall, Icon exhibition and talks
Palmers Green, church, An Evening of Music and Icons, with plain chant. 2019
Other exhibitions , installations and performances
Garden installations; Grass Coat and Grass Teapot
Mima ( Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art) performance, 'Bob's Bag'
Shetland, Sumburgh Head Lighthouse, film, 'The Lighthouse, The Foghorn and Other Stories'
Museum of Curiosity,
House of jars,
Films 'Welcome to our Seaside" and
'The Lighthouse, The Foghorn and Other Stories'
Current exhibition, October 2020.... 'Coddiwomple Gallery' , Newlyn , Cornwall