I'm a freelance illustrator, ukulele player and face painter offering lessons to children and adults I received a first class hons degree in fine art for design so am able to tutor people preparing for a degree level arts education. I studied many forms of music through out my life but am a self taught ukulele player. I have taken my ukulele cabaret act around the UK and have played the Northern ukulele festival on a number of occasions. I feel learning should be fun so lessons are always light hearted and enjoyable because I believe when people are happy and having fun they learn more effectively.
I am new to tutoring but feel I have a fun and fresh approach to learning and feel I have a lot of hands on knowledge witch I would love to pass on to others within these subjects.
For example I not only play the ukulele for fun but also perform to large crowds so performative skills along with confidence building are included in my teaching, in addition this can give children and adults confidence building skills as well as practical ones.
I am a highly motivated individual. I am equipped to work to tight deadlines both in a group environment and individually, I’m a friendly happy individual who likes to help people and I generally like to do that with a smile on my face. .
BA (Hons) Fine Art for Design (Batley School of Art and Design
First class honours
A Level (Huddersfield New College)
Diploma (London Art College / distance learning)
Children’s book illustration- Distinction
GCSE (St John Fisher RC High School)
Throughout my studies and in working life I have been able to communicate effectively.
I am a hard worker able to deal with a high work load and am able to manage my time effectively; I am an enthusiastic individual bursting with ideas.
I have retail experience both dealing with sales, customer service and marketing as I have worked at Debenhams, IKEA (for four years) in various roles throughout the store, and Toys R Us, again in various customer service roles throughout the store, I am used to dealing with the general public and helping people with various needs..
I am a focused individual able to maintain and organise a high workload with the minimum of supervision. My tasks are always completed in a timely manner and to the highest of my abilities. I have good record of attendance and am very punctual.
I have a good attendance record and am generally fit and well and am a non smoker.
Art, illustration and performance are my main interests; I play a variety of musical instruments including ukulele, banjo, guitar and organ, and am trying to teach myself the violin. I love going to the gym and keeping fit and I also enjoy reading; I have an avid interest in Pre war German Cabaret and vaudevillian clowns. I enjoy action and horror films and love music. I love animals; cats in particular and also like to walk my dog.
I have a basic knowledge of Mac and am proficient in Photoshop, and word
Awards and Exhibitions include:
-The Trouble with Channel Swimming 2011 Crow’s Nest Park Gallery ( a collection of Comical portraits portraying what could go wrong whilst preparing to swim the channel )
-Accidental Festival The round house London 2013 (Won a place at the festival performing my cabaret sea of tears act)
-Degree Show- ( featured cabaret performance , costume, music and also photographed portraits of my cabaret characters)
-Imaginary museum 2013 (included Bad faeries tooth kit sculpture / photography)
-Leeds artist book fair 2013 ( a selection of my paper dolls, colouring books and illustrated stories)
-Colonize- Jonestown New York exhibition 2014 ( including my anatomical maps of the brain)
-Into the woods 2015 - Laurence Batley Theatre ( an exhibition of my Victorian etched animal characters)
-Mapping memory 2015 -(Anatomy of the brain illustration)
-Charivari Gallery Portugal -Pop up Bizarre Feb 2016 ( a collection of my gothic portraits cards and dolls on exhibition and for sale for the entirety of February
I have also undertaken many open calls for illustration and performance, including Sheffield international Artist Book Prize(2014) in which my submission became part of a permanent travelling exhibition of artist books.
I have gone on to perform at Accidental Festival at Camden’s Roundhouse (2014) in association with the Central school of Speech and Drama, in which I performed a musical theatre piece.
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