About

I’ve always been fascinated by the physical motion of writing – that pen dancing along the line, laying ink on the page as if by magic.  At the same time calligraphy, to me, is a vehicle for expressing feelings, exploring meanings graphically and for conveying a message by painting with words.

I was lucky enough to have benefitted from training in traditional arts, spending 3 years at Reigate School of Art learning calligraphy, heraldry, illumination and bookbinding.  I moved to the West Country immediately after that, raised a family and worked for various adult education organisations in several curriculum areas, whilst always remaining a practitioner and teacher of lettering and associated arts.

Education unlocks doors

I am utterly committed to ensuring good quality education in these arts and have developed substantial programmes of learning, written a teacher training course specifically for tutors of calligraphy, revised the Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society’s Diploma and initiated their LiveOnline suite of courses.  I also provide consultancy services for various organisations.

 

My main inspiration comes from tools and techniques – I’m intrigued by ancient methods which I experiment with and then apply in more contemporary ways, but I also enjoy exploring the huge range of newly developed tools and mediums to see how they might be used for lettering.  Another motivation is coming up with new skills and processes for my regular students – enabling them to develop an independent approach to learning and a personal creativity.”

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