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about me

Moog and Storm

I decided to become an artist when I was two years old and I’ve never really wanted to do anything else. I gained a BA hons in Fine Art and an MA in Curating Visual Culture from Sheffield Hallam and then a second MA in Painting from Plymouth College of Art.


I currently work in mixed media, which I use for portraiture, nudes and abstract work.


I have exhibited in London, Sheffield, Yorkshire, Cornwall and Cambridgeshire. I also have extensive experience in running galleries and studio spaces. I love sharing my passion for creative arts with many different groups of people, working as an art lecturer, tutor and community teacher from 2000 until 2016.

Following my MA in Curating I opened The Old Press CIC in 2012. It was one of the UK’s first creative Community Interest Companies (CIC). My project was featured in Artist and Illustrator Magazine. Double click on the image below to open the whole article in a larger box.











The Old Press CIC was set up to support artists as small business, to provide exhibition opportunities for established professional artists, community groups and projects. We leased studios and ran group projects for the community as well as offerring workshops and courses from life drawing to ceramics, stained glass fusing to darkroom photography. I thoroughly enjoyed my time as director for The Old Press CIC but had to close it when I became ill with Cardiomyopathy.

During the time of The Old Press, I was very fortunate for a short while to become a curator for Guerrilla Galleries in London. Working and exhibiting alongside many talented contemporary artists I gained valuable experience and made some good artist friends. They also visited my Gallery  and brought London artists to the heart of Cornwall.


Alongside my paintings and mixed media work, I have developed a collection of textile designs originating from my artwork The designs feature on a variety of clothing and homewares and are available to buy here:





20% of all profits made go to the domestic abuse charity SATEDA.

I now live in Cornwall on an old fishing trawler, with my family and two dogs Moog (the black and white one) and Storm (the scruffy Wookie lookalike)

Red's Timeline

2022 - Exhibitor at The Redwing Gallery, Penzance

2021 - Formed partnership with SATEDA

2020 - 2021 Exhibitor at The Glorious Art House Exeter

2020 - Started Silly Sods in the Mud Studio (In Silly Sods in the Mud Boatyard)

2021 - Collaborative Exhibition at Powderham Castle, Devon

2018 - 2020 Exhibitor with Anna Fitzgeralds Sea Dog Art, collective exhibitions

2018 - Present - Director of Thats Our Red, Surface Pattern Company

2017 - MA Painting, Plymouth College of Art

2012 - 2015 - Curator and exhibitor for Guerilla Galleries

2013 - Artist in Residence, Pondhu Primary School, St Austell (12 months)

2013 - 2016 - Ran Cornwall School of Life Drawing

2012 - 2016 - Director of The Old Press CIC 

2011 - Exhibitor, The Fish Factory Falmouth

2008 - MA Curating Visual Culture, Sheffield Hallam University

2005 - 2006 Chair of the South Yorkshire Workers Education Association Comittee

2004 - Created a children's film Fright Night Festival, Sheffield, projected in the city Centre

2004 - Artist in Residence at Meersbrook Bank School, Sheffield (12 Months)

2003 - 2007 - Tutor of art and design, Grimsby College, Sheffield College, WEA

2003 - Completed Fine Art Degree

2003 - Runner up, Gascgoigne Painting Prize

1994 - 1997 - Freelance Graphic Designer

1994 - Completed HND in Design

1992 - Completed ND in Design


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