Hi, I am a graduate of The Slade School, with a degree in Fine Art and a Masters from Wimbledon College of Art in Research Based Fine Art Practice. I cut my curatorial teeth on an internship at The Camden Art Gallery and, locally, on Arts Council funded projects for Sherborne House Arts. I have exhibited my own work widely and have pieces in private collections in the UK, USA and Australia.
I have lived in Dorset for the past 20 years and first met Isabel, Guggleton’s owner and originator, in 2003 when I had a solo show at the Guggleton.
More recentlly I finished a project funded by Dorset County Council, The Arts Council and the Dorset LEP which looked to scope out the possibilities of increasing the economy and amenity of the county via the Visual Arts, this led to a major award from the European Regional Development Fund and the establishment of The Arts Development Company.
In 2018 my charitable work as a member of Sherborne House Trust finally reached a pleasing conclusion with the purchase of the building by a newly established local arts trust; which will now over see its development into a major arts centre for the area. My search for a new studio space brought me back to Guggleton, and Isabel. I am very excited at the prospect of continuing with the work she has already done here. We have talked much about a developing vision for the space and how Guggleton can fit into the changing landscape of the arts in the region. We have plans to both expand and explore.
At its heart Guggleton has always been a place that welcomes family, friends and community, and all that is right up my street, literally!