Following my first degree of BA (Hons) at Bath School of Art and Design, BathSpa University, 1998, I successfully completed an M.A. programme, which formally equipped me for life as a professional artist. I exhibit regularly and have enjoyed showing my work to wide audiences both here in the U.K., Europe and U.S.A. In 2011 I was awarded my PhD from Bath School of Art and Design after gaining AHRC funding through The Critical Topologies of Landscape Research Hub at Bath School of Art and Design. I have given many academic papers as an artist/researcher both here and abroad including OCAD Toronto, Canada and many European Universities.
As a working independent research artist having a strong background across media seems essential in order to articulate the critical themes of the work; drawing and painting are the mechanism or spring board that I use to explore ideas in the making of larger digital works (multi screen video films) often resulting in becoming exhibited works of art themselves, in this way all roads lead back to a robust base of traditional art making. I belong to a number of professional networks including Space Place Practice and am a 44AD artist (Bath).
In September 2011, I began to working collaboratively with Dr Linda Khatir and we were awarded a residency at Oxbow School of Art, Michigan USA (affiliated with the School of Arts Institute Chicago). Since then we have returned to Chicago for further residencies and shows. We exhibit in the U.K. and internationally under the name Quilos and the Windmill. Working collaboratively is exciting, generative and discursive.
I really enjoy teaching, my experience is both broad and versatile, and alongside my art practice and work as course tutor at OCA, I develop and deliver post graduate and undergraduate workshops in Higher Education. I tutor privately from beginner to doctoral level, give vocational workshops, professional practice consultations, studio critiques, lectures and artist talks. In this way I enjoy working with and supporting all levels of art students from GCSE level to postgraduate including doctoral researchers. Various publications include ISBN 978-905593-6 Title: Hollow Space.ISBN 978-1-905593-74-3 Title: Hollow Space. Re-visions Journal November 2010 issue. Title: Remembering in Coast, six short minutes. http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/sota/research/re-visions/