Artist, arts educator and speech and language therapist based in London
I have worked as a part-time freelance artist and illustrator and comic creator on and off for over thirty years.
I trained initially at St. Martins School of Art then in adult education at colleges such as The Mary Ward Centre and The City Lit. I have exhibited my work in both solo and group shows.
I contributed to the RCA Secret exhibition for eight years.
Clients have included the BBC website, Dazeddigital.com, Dyers Chambers (a set of barristers), 'Cartoon news' magazine, 'Hog' magazine, City University London as well as charities including logo design for NECT and the 17th International Aphasia Conference.
I am also a speech and language therapist working for Learning Talking in mainstream primary schools working with children aged between 3 and 11 with a range of speech, language and communication difficulties.
I have a City and Guilds qualification in teaching adults and have taught short courses in art and design, comics and cartooning at The Mary Ward Centre, Chat's Palace, and the University of the Arts, London, Wimbledon College.
In 2013 I successfully bid for funding from the British Aphasiology Society for a project teaching observational drawing to people with aphasia. Initially this started as an 8 week course which was so successful that I have continued to run monthly workshops at the Freespace Gallery in Kentish Town. I taught the 8 week course again in October - November 2014 as part of a masters study. I was awarded a distinction for this project. Read more here.
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In June 2022 I visited Vietnam as a volunteer for the Trinh Foundation Australia supervising the paediatric clinical placement of the country's first ever cohort to graduate from the masters programme in speech and language therapy.
I took a sketchbook with me to record the trip.
I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Dien who runs an art and communication group for people with aphasia at the An Binh Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City