Catalogued on Artuk.org
East Contemporary Art Collection
Art in Hospitals
Barr Beacon School, Birmingham
Ragdoll Productions
Strattons Boutique Hotel


2018 Firstsite Collector’s Group Award
2006 Doric Award Eastern Open King’s Lynn Arts Centre
2005 Commission for ‘Khalo’s contemporaries’ University Gallery Essex University
2002 Best in show Award Eastern Open King’s Lynn Arts Centre
2000 Short-listed for B.P.Portrait Award Travel Prize National Portrait Gallery
1998 Murals commission for J.Sainsbury Stamford House
1997 Awarded Lottery funded commission for Brookside Primary School Telford
1988 Gibney Award Lincolnshire College of Art

Educational outreach

2019 Staff Wellbeing workshop leader The Drawing School Colchester Institute
Drawing En Plein Air workshop @Naze Tower Essex
Trick or Treat Art Scholars Drawing workshop Framlingham College Suffolk
Invited contributor The Unfamiliars Scratch Lab Zine Launch Minories
Panel Discussion as part of Painting as Terrain exhibition The Crypt St. Marylebone Church London
2018 Leading Primary school workshops responding to Caroline Walker’s Home Art Exchange University of Essex
2016-Ongoing Designed & delivering ‘The Drawing School’ adult drawing course Minories & Colchester MakerSpace
Drawing Tutor B.A. (Hons.) Fine Art & 3D Design students, Colchester Institute
2017 Commissioned by Firstsite Colchester to design Portraiture workshops in conjunction with B.P. Portrait Award 2016,
Lubaina Himid exhibition and Grayson Perry ‘Life of Julie Cope’
Human Rights workshop for secondary school students Dora Love Prize, University of Essex
Delivering Art Gym Workshops Art Exchange University of Essex
‘Raising the profile of the arts in Primary Education’ Primary Teachers Workshop Leader, University of Essex

Selected Exhibitions

2020 #Curatingforcorona Instagram virtual exhibition curated by Kath Wood
The Garden Seekers Project Hamilton MAS Felixstowe Suffolk
2019 Painting as Terrain The Crypt St. Marylebone Church London (Contemporary British Painting)
Framing the Makers with Martin Bridges Red Lion Books Colchester
Lost in Wonderland//Tales from the Green Wood Minories Colchester
Prospect with Simon Carter Naze Tower Essex
Resistant Materials III with Martin Bridges Blackwater Polytechnic Essex
Towards the Parterre Oasis Frinton on Sea Essex
2018 Bodegón: Portrait of the modest vessel with Martin Bridges Naze Tower Essex
Painting as Terrain: 6 painters at The Octagon Colchester Essex
All together now: Staff from University Centre Colchester School of Art The Minories Gallery Colchester
2016 Ways of Seeing National Trust Boat House Gallery Flatford Mill
PING (Works selected from the Paint Club East Membership by Jeffery Dennis)
The Minories Gallery Colchester
2015 Firstsite Open Exhibition Colchester
Opening Exhibition The Sentinel Gallery Wivenhoe
Invited speaker The Parliament of things Firstsite Colchester
Selected for accompanying exhibition’The Immediacy of Paint: the role of painting in the digital age’ symposium Waterfront gallery University Campus Suffolk
Eastern Lights The Harwich Festival Essex
2014 30 Years of 12PM The Minories Gallery Colchester
Invited panel member: ‘Does process matter?’ Obscure:Secure Christchurch Mansions Ipswich
2013 This year’s model Studio 1:1 London
Cork Street Open Mayfair London
East Contemporary Art Collection Launch Waterfront Gallery Ipswich
2012 12Printmakers Highgate Contemporary Art London
2011 Eastern Open King’s Lynn Arts Centre
2010 Diverse Realisms with Nicholas and Mike Middleton The Minories Colchester
National Art Open Chichester selected by Gavin Turk
Eastern Open King’s Lynn Arts Centre
2009 Re:Mark The Gallery in Redchurch Street London
2008 Royal Society of Portrait Painters Mall Galleries London
2006 Beyond the call of duty New Town Hall Galleries Ipswich
2005 Artist in residence Firstsite @ Minories Colchester
Khalo’s contemporaries University Gallery Essex
2003/4 Eastern Open King’s Lynn Art’s Centre
2002 Over The River group show Wolsey Gallery Ipswich
Eastern Open King’s Lynn Arts Centre
2000 Artists in Essex Epping Forest Museum Waltham Abbey
1999 BP Portrait Award National Portrait Gallery London
Green Room solo show Firstsite Colchester
1998 BP Portrait Award National Portrait Gallery London
Artists in Essex Wetzlar Germany


2006-9 Anglia Ruskin University M.A. Printmaking (awarded distinction)
1992-93 University of Central England Birmingham P.G.C.E. Art and Design
1987-90 Nottingham Trent Polytechnic B.A. (Hons.) Fine Art
1985-87 Lincolnshire College of Art and Design BTEC National Diploma in General Art and Design

Course Leader B.A. Fine Art Colchester School of Art (2009-2016)
Member of The Paint Collective
Axis artist 6494