Originally from Canada, I am an artist, theatre maker and university lecturer based in the South West of England.

Fine Art

A member of Bath Artists’ Studios for more than a decade, I have worked across a variety of styles and media but now concentrate primarily on portraiture and figurative work in oil. My work has been exhibited in The Bath Society of Artists and Royal West of England Academy annual exhibitions, The Holburne Museum Portrait Prize, as well as a variety of commercial venues and galleries in Bath and Bristol. I’ve also been part of a three year portrait project with Malcolm Ashman and Ben Hughes called faces {Bath}. We have exhibited at The Guildhall, The Royal United Hospital and the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute (as part of a multimedia performance with 14 poets from the Cultural Olympiad Writing Days Project).


I write, direct and produce plays. My current project is The War Trilogy, a series about life in England in 1916, 1941, and the present day. The three time periods allow for an exploration of a variety of human emotions and beliefs in the face of very different conflicts; and the overarching narrative provides for a history of Englishness from the late Edwardian twilight until today. The first play, 16. follows the lives of a family dealing with the introduction of conscription. The second, Shelter, is about life in Bristol during the blitz.  Home is the working title of the final play in the trilogy. It is being written as you as you read this and will be performed in Bristol in 2017.


The Associate Head of Performance at the University of the West of England, Bristol, I hold a BA and MA from Memorial University of Newfoundland, and a PhD from York University in Toronto. I’ve taught across a wide range of theatre, from performance to history, but now concentrate on theatre making, especially devising physical theatre and playwriting. My published scholarship has covered an equally broad spectrum, from Shakespeare to contemporary British plays, as well as the relationship of theatre with film and fine art. But the best part about being a lecturer is the teaching. My students are such wonderful, inspiring people that it’s a joy to work with them.