The work I make is usually formed from research with a layered historical context, but I see it as storytelling. The written word inspires my practice greatly with themes centred around belonging, place and memory, especially in terms of the home and heritage.
As an artist I work with a variety of photographic methods, digital and analogue such as scanning,
photocopying and traditional dark room printing.
2020 - 2021
University of Brighton
2002 - present
FREELANCE ARTIST EDUCATOR
The National Portrait Gallery, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, Photoworks, Brighton, Victoria and Albert Museum London and independent organisations such as Farley Farm, home of photographer Lee Miller. Also working on various programmes and projects with additional partners such a Culture Shift, Arts Award ,STEM Sussex, Devonshire Collective. I have experience working with schools, hospices, communities, hospital schools, rough sleepers, special needs and elders
Fotofonty was a unique partnership formed with myself and graphic artist Maja Jones. With primary use of photography and typology we provided fun and educational based workshops with positive values such as 'Vote for Me' 'Reasons to be cheerful 123' and 'Glitch Your Selfie'
MR AND MRS DOAK’S BUMPER BOOKSHOP FOR BOYS AND GIRLS
Eastbourne and Hastings
While bringing up a young family I opened a successful and creative children's bookshop and tea room with my husband. Hosting author events, workshops and clubs we became a vital hub for the young families in the towns. Recommended by The Guardian as one of the top 50 independent bookshops in the country 'Blessed with one of the best names for any shop anywhere’
The Gilt and the Gingerbread
In A Silent Way
Regency Town House Brighton
The Visible Reminder
The Iris Collective
Brighton Photo Fringe
Roses of Redoubt
Full Frontal Window Installation, Eastbourne
Portrait Of A Girl With A Lovely Voice
The National Portrait Gallery,London.
on display in the 20th Century Galleries
The Only Known Portrait of Christiana Edmunds
Old Police Cells Museum. Brighton Photo Fringe,
Everything is Visible (The Gaze of Mrs Jones)
Safehouse 1 Peckham 24 (fringe of Photo London]
Through The Curtain
Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne
'The Mantlepiece Pictures'
Community Cornerstone project
St Mary’s Church Kemp Town Brighton
Giddy (32 Portraits)
Brighton University. Brighton Festival