Experience & qualifications

Awards & Achievements

  • The Welsh Assembly award for Fine Art.
  • The only female photographer to have a photograph shortlisted in the professional category of Hidden Liverpool’s ‘People’s City’ photographic exhibition.
  • Exhibited artwork in over 100 exhibitions.
  • Organised/curated over 100 exhibitions in a variety of media.
  • Dulcie Mayne Stephens Award: Studied as part of an Erasmus exchange at Accademia di Belle Arti in Viterbo, Italy where I learnt some of the language and organised an exhibition with two other artists.
  • Finalist for the Enterprise Award at the North West region Prince’s Trust Celebrate Success awards.

Specific skills

  • Painting and Drawing [oil, ink, acrylic, chalk, charcoal, pastel, pencil].
  • Photography [digital and film].
  • Darkroom techniques.
  • Workshops and training in basic digital photography and Adobe Photoshop/Lightroom techniques.
  • Workshops in art and music with people ranging from early years to teenagers and adults.
  • Adobe InDesign, Lightroom, Photoshop.
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Entourage.

Freelance work & clients

I have successfully worked for and with various artists, musicians, clients & companies including:

  • Action Transport Theatre
  • Alice Kirwan
  • Andrew AB Photography
  • Arabic Arts Festival
  • Archbishop Blanch School
  • Ash Grove Children’s Centre
  • BBC
  • Big Fish Little Fish [BFLF]
  • Black History Month Group
  • Bolshy
  • Bradbury Fields
  • Calder Kids Adventure Playground
  • Catalyst Creative Arts
  • Chloe Gallagher Sculpture
  • Chris Herstad Carney
  • Christine Simpson
  • City of Liverpool College Musical Theatre Group
  • Cledford Primary School
  • Daniel Saleh Music
  • David McTague
  • Delfina Projects Ltd.
  • Delfina Women Ltd.
  • dot-art
  • dot-art Schools
  • Douglas McCormick Dance
  • Edge Hill Youth Centre
  • Emily Bartlett Art
  • Factory Floor Jewels
  • Farndon Primary School
  • Fiesta Bombarda
  • Fortis Media & Diverse Magazine
  • Getintothis
  • Head Out Not Home
  • HeadSpace@EggSpace
  • Impropriety
  • Jackie Stevens Publishing
  • Jennifer John
  • Joanne Dennis
  • Jo Bywater
  • Jody Cooper
  • John Jenkins
  • Kate Stewart
  • Kaya Herstad Carney
  • LCN
  • LIPA
  • Liverpool Disco Festival
  • Liverpool Mental Health Consortium
  • Liverpool Mental Health Festival
  • Liverpool Pride
  • Liverpool Sound City
  • Lorna Brooks
  • Love Sings
  • Luke Montague
  • Luke Moore
  • LWC Drinks LTD
  • made-here
  • Megan Louise
  • Mellowtone
  • Merseytravel
  • Moving On With Life & Learning [MOWLL]
  • Nantwich Children’s Centre
  • Nicole Konigs Balfry
  • Nomad
  • Nugent Care
  • Oakenclough Children’s Centre
  • Operation Lightfoot
  • Paul Reay
  • Perri Alleyne-Hughes
  • Premier League
  • Queen Zee and the Sasstones
  • Rachael Bampton-Smith Marketing & Events
  • Rainhill Village Multi Academy Trust
  • Rebecca’s Day Nursery
  • Rock & Roll Marathon
  • Roscoe Junior School
  • Royal Court Theatre
  • Sahir House
  • Saphena Aziz
  • Science of the Lamps
  • Sense of Sound Singers
  • Sense of Sound Wedding Singers
  • St. Michael’s Church of England High School
  • Steve Biko Housing Association
  • The Health & Safety Executive [HSE]
  • The Oaks Primary Community School
  • The Silence Between Us – The Musical
  • The Soul Rays
  • The Umbrella Centre [PSS]
  • The University of Liverpool
  • Thomas Lang
  • Threshold Festival CIC
  • Tmesis Theatre Company
  • Treaty Pie
  • Tuebrook Transnational CIC
  • Victoria Road Children’s Centre
  • We Make Places CIC
  • Yvonne Sharples
  • Zest Event Management

Qualifications

  • 3 days of mentored observation and training in early years settings prior to the Mini Network rural arts tour [with Melodycrayons], 2010
  • BCS [British Computer Society] Levels 1 & 2 for IT users [ECDL [European Computer Driving Licence] parts 1 & 2], LCAD, Liverpool, 2004 – 2005
  • NVQ Level 4 Community Arts Management [equivalent to first year degree], LCAD, Liverpool, 2004
  • MOCN [Merseyside Open College Network] in Photography, 10 units – L2; 2 units – L3, Novas Overtures, Alima Centre, Liverpool, 2003 – 2004
  • BA [Hons] Fine Art [Painting], 2:1, UWIC, Cardiff, 1999 – 2002
  • BTEC Foundation Studies in Art and Design, Merit, Yale College, Wrexham, 1998 – 1999
  • A-Levels, Denbigh High School, Denbigh, 1991 – 1998:
    • Art and Design [A]
    • Mathematics [A]
    • Theatre Studies [D]
    • General Studies [D]
  • GCSEs, Denbigh High School, Denbigh, 1991 – 1998:
    • Art and Design [A*]
    • Coordinated Science [AA]
    • Design and Technology [A]
    • English Literature [A*]
    • English Language [A[A]]
    • French [A]
    • Mathematics [A*]
    • Religious Studies [A]
    • Welsh [C]
  • Pianoforte, Royal Associated Board of Music, 1991 – 1996:
    • Grade I [Distinction]
    • Grade II [Pass]
    • Grade III [Pass]