Ganesh Mosaic using broken tiles, ceramic cups and saucers, tiles decorated by children with ceramic glazes. Children visited Benwell Hindu Temple to see Ganesh sculptures there. The mosaicadorned the playground at Wingrove School, Newcastle until the school was knocked down and rebuilt .

 St Mary's Primary School, Workington. Mural depicting 'The Creation' incorporating printmaking with KS1, 2013.  Dent Primary School, Abolition of Slavery project 


1981 Edinburgh University, MA in Fine Art, 1989 Northumbria University, MFA, 2004 Sunderland University, art-practice based PhD. Digital Art in the Rural Environment.

Selected Residencies and School Projects

2003 Maryport Lamp Post Project, Allerdale Borough Council. Awarded Tilley Award for Crime Prevention, Participants worked on a film to raise awareness of the effects of vandalism of lamp posts.

2006  New Media and Science residency looking at Light at John Ruskin School, Coniston, Cumbria. KS3 worked with photography and video projections to create site-specific art

2006 Celebrate, Project for South Lakes Youth Service. This project used painting, drawing, costumes and photography to explore identity. The work was exhibited in The Brewery Arts Centre.

2007 Abolished, Project with Central Lancaster High School for Lancaster Maritime Museum. Pupils studied local building with associations with the Slave Trade, and created images in Photoshop that were developed not a digital video projection. 

2007 Creative Partnerships Cumbria, Arts and Archives Project, in Dent Primary School, and Petteril Bank Primary School. This project incorporated painting, drawing, a procession, and video projections.

2007 Lead Creative for Creative Partnerships, Cumbria. Southfield Technology College, Workington

2008 Creative Practitioner, St Benedicts RC School, Whitehaven. 

2008 Mentor on TDA programme for Cumbria Arts in Education

2009 -2011 Creative Agent for Creative Partnerships, Cumbria. In this role, I worked with staff and pupils of 12 schools in Cumbria 

2010 Gilsland School, Cumbria. Enquiry project for Creative Partnerships. Sculpture and drawing and painting.

2011 School outreach Project for the Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere, Cumbria. Painting, collage, artist's books.

2011 Dowdales School, Dalton–in–Furness: creative practitioner. Photography, Photoshop, Murals.

2013 St Mary's School, Workington, Mural, 'The Creation'. Printmaking

2014 James Rennie School, Carlisle, Printmakingg project and mural, 'The Trenches'. Printmaking

2014 Kirkby Stephen Primary School, Environmental art and maths, Labyrinth