I see teaching as a privilege – the opportunity to engage with another person’s creativity, share the journey of discovery and self-improvement. Research is vital for a visual communicator. Contexts are key and visual and literary histories provide integrity in that it feeds our imagination, and support the articulation of the professional maker.

My experience of teaching students from a variety of cultural backgrounds has enhanced many aspects of my life and my knowledge and understanding – this has made me a better communicator. I am now a part-time academic and practicing artist /designer.

I have many interests – for example, I am keen on travel as people, language, mode of travel, culture and landscape inspire me, where possible on my motorbike. I am an enthusiastic cook, and like to keep fit.

In essence I am a magpie and collect experiences, which in turn feeds my visual works.

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“I have taught pre-degree, diploma, graduate, postgraduate and doctoral level Art and Design students for over 30 years.”


  • CFS (Berkshire College of Art) BA (Hons) (WSCAD) MPhil by Practice RCA (Royal College of Art) SEDA PDAF /Doctoral


  • 2001/2014 – The Glasgow School of Art
  • 1984/2001 – University of Portsmouth

External Examiner

  • London College of the Arts (LCA)
  • Central St Martins Masters (CSM)
  • Royal Scottish Academic for Music and Drama (RSAMD)
  • University College of the Creative Arts BA (UCA)
  • Tees University Design Futures Masters

Exhibitions (edited)

  • NETHERLANDS the Hague print
  • USA. Philadelphia mixed show (OOP /out of Print)
  • CHINA, Beijing and Shanghi British
  • Consulate Drawing Histories
  • ESTONIA/ Tallinn triennial
  • South Africa Johannesburg International Print Exchange
  • USA New York Whitney paper works
  • UK London Hockney Gallery
  • UK London /Gulbenkian foundation
  • UK London / Geothe foundation
  • UK London / Rorschach Institute
  • UK London / Barbican Artists Book.
  • UK London /“undercroft” Camden (British Arts Council) Digital AV interactive

External involvement as expert/judge

  • SSoS judge (Scottish Student on Screen)
  • Scottish BAFTA Judge (experimental film)
  • Scottish BAFTA Judge (Animation)
  • Deutsche Bank Awards
  • Scottish Annual of the Year Awards (SAY)
  • Commonwealth Games Logo Glasgow 2014
  • International Collaborative Development Representative
  • China CAFA Central Academy of Fine Art.
  • Adobe Partnership – Los Angeles, San Joes and San Francisco


  • Singapore Temasek Polytechnic/Singapore Institute of Technology
  • Colour expert for branding – legal dispute (NDA confidentiality applies)

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