Born, Bideford, Devon, 1960
I am an artist and a scientist - this website is principally about art. See here for my scientific profile.
My arts practice uses a range of media (including drawing, photography, sound and video) to explore our sense of being and place. I am interested in the relationship between our immediate subjective sensory experience and our rational understanding informed by science, culture, history and memory.
I live and work in Hexham, Northumberland
Master of Fine Art (Distinction), Newcastle University (2017)
Introduction to Learning and teaching in Higher Education (2107)
Certificate of Higher Education (Painting), University for the Creative Arts (2015)
PhD Medical Physics - Radio aerosols in the study of the lung. Manchester University (1996)
MSc Medical Physics. Aberdeen University (1984)
BSc Physics. Upper Second Class, Surrey University (1982)
Hatton prize for MFA distinction in dissertation and studio work (2017)
July 2017 - Climate change symphony - Culture Lab, Newcastle University
Invited speaker and participant
August 2017 - I knew when I had looked for a long time that I had hardly begun to see - MFA 2017 Exhibition - Newcastle University
August 2016 - We have never been modern - MFA 2016 exhibition - Newcastle University.
July 2016 - The life of stones - drawings of archaeological sites on Shetland. XL Gallery Newcastle university.
September 2019 - MFA show - Newcastle University
June 2019 - Continuum - Allenhead's Contemporary Arts, Allenheads
August 2018 - Tynedale Sound Society - Queen's Hall Art Centre, Hexham
June and July 2018 - BEYOND - Allenhead's Contemporary Arts, Allenheads
June - July 2018 - QHD: Offline - Queen's Hall Art Centre, Hexham.
February 23rd 2017 - In the Company of Others - Hoults Yard, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
June - September 2016 - Kielder ONSITE/OFFSITE - XL Gallery Newcastle and Kielder Water and Forest Park
May 2016 - Cross year student exhibition – Long Gallery, Newcastle University,
May 2016 - Northern Landscapes / Picture Poems - Part of the Newcastle Poetry Festival - XL Gallery Newcastle
Feb 2016 - STAMP - Print Exhibition - XL Gallery Newcastle
November 2015 - Yes, but is it editable - Prints by Newcastle University and Art Academy Montpellier students , XL Gallery Newcastle
November 2015 - Move Me – Members moving image event – Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh,
November 2015 - Cross year student exhibition 4 – Long Gallery, Newcastle University
Feb-June 2018 "BEYOND" - Allenheads Contemporary Arts
Grants and commissions
2018 AHRC Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership PhD studentship
2018 "Weatherline" - Queens Hall Digital, Hexham, Sound work
2016 Bartlett Travel Scholarship awarded to make drawings at archaeological sites on Shetland Island
2016 Commissioned to produce work in conjunction with Newcastle Poetry Festival
2016 Commissioned by Kielder partnership to make site specific work for Kielder forest. See here and here.
Fellow of Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine
Registered Clinical Scientist
Published widely in the field of medical UV and medical imaging, particularly in relationship to dementia. See here for list.