C u r r i  c u l u m   V i t a e

Employment History

2005 – to date    Ashfield Girls’ High School
                             Holywood Road Belfast
                             Head of Art & Design

2001 – 2004        Lurgan Junior High School
            Art Teacher

1986 – 2000        Freelance Illustrator London
                            (Self-employed)


Education

June 2000          PGCE Certificate in Education (Secondary)     University of Ulster at Coleraine

1996                   Time Management Certificate,
                           London

1992                   City & Guilds (Part 1) Teacher training i
                           Communication Skills (Literacy),      
                           London

1984  - 1985      Sabbatical year out of college –
                           Paris, Lyon, Rome, Florence &
                          Amsterdam

1980 – 1985      1st Class Honours (BA) in Art & Design
Illustration
Duncan of Jordanston College of                       Art, Dundee, Scotland

1974 – 1980      Larbert High School Stenhousemuir
                         Scotland

1977 & 1979    Won school prizes for Art – Carron Iron
                         Company , Scotland



Exhibitions

2015           Down Arts Centre, Downpatrick.
2015           Island Arts Centre, 2 person show with
                   John McKeag’s ceramics.
2015           BPW & Engine Room Christmas shows.
2014           Island Arts Centre, Lisburn, N.Ireland.
                   joint exhibition with Neil Shawcross
2013          Belfast Print Workshop Christmas show
2012          “Hand made” – Monoprints selected by
                   Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre,
                   Limavady, NI
2009         Travelling show to USA print workshops
2008          Group Show - The Market Place Theatre
                  Armagh
2008          RUA selected work for exhibition
2007          “Fresh”  Flowerfield Arts Centre,
                  Portstewart, NI
2006          “Trends” CCOI, Kilkenny Design Centre
                  Kilkenny, Eire
2000-06     Belfast Print Workshop - shows
1991         Glasgow City of Culture
1990          Association of Illustrators show, London
1989         Benson & Hedges Gold Awards, London

Solo Exhibitions:
2007         Clotworthy Arts Centre, Antrim., NU
2005         Waterfront Hall, Belfast.

Trade Shows:
2007       British Craft Trade Fair, Harrogate, Yorkshire, U
2007      “Showcase” selected for “Source” Dublin
2006      “Showcase” Invest N.I. RDS, Dublin.

Awards:
2005      Arts Council of N. Ireland - Support for
              Individual Artists Award

1985      Elizabeth Greenshields Award, Canada

Publications:
2007/Jan   Northern Ireland Homes and Lifestyle
                   magazine
2004          25/25 Publication of Belfast Print Workshop

Illustration Client List:              
Argos Publishing, Bodley Head, Ian Logan Design,
British Council, Brixton Enterprise Centre, M & S;
Burnett Architects, Business in the Community,
City Limits, London, City Limits, Manchester,
Felgate Video, Oxford University, Intercity,
Good Housekeeping magazine, Scheider Associates,
Island Records, Slimming magazine, Italian Wine Cellars,     Johnathon Cape Publishers, South Bank Architects, Lambeth Council, Lewisham Council, Tesco, Westminster Council, Womans Journal
(and various others…)

Private Collections:
Neil Shawcross, artist
Bank of Ireland
Kilkenny Design Centre