My CV

Education:

MA, Drawing as Process, 2001-2003, Kingston University, London

BA, Fine Arts, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1975

 

Exhibitions:

Sussex Watercolour Society, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.

“Visions”, Bahrain Art Centre,2009 ,  2010 and 2012

"In Celebration of Women", World Beat Gallery, Janabiya, Bahrain, Oct/ Nov. 2011

"African Sanctus", Crowne Plaza Convention Centre and  Sar Art Space, June 2010

"7 Days in Kerala", Albareh Gallery, June 2010

“A Beautiful Mess”, Al Riwaq Gallery, July, 2009

“Arthouse” , Banyan Tree, Bahrain, May 2009

“Jazz”, Upstairs, Downstairs, Manama , May 2008

The Malden Centre, New Malden, UK, 2000, 2002, 2004

Bahrain International Garden Show, 2006, 2007, 2008

“O Fortuna”, 4 artists response to music, Seef Mall, May 2007

“Torr, Mallen, Maddison”, The Old Post Office Gallery, Wimbledon, UK, 2007

Kingston Open (juried show) 2002, 2003, 2004

Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston 2003

The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London, 2001, 2002

"A Year in Richmond Park” Pembroke Lodge, London 1999

“New Printmakers”,San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

And numerous group shows in California, Washington, DC, and the UK.

 

Participated in Open Studios and Artists Open houses in San Francisco, Washington, DC, Bahrain, and  London and  Brighton in the UK .

 

Murals and Public Commissions:

 “Bahrain International Mobility Center” mural,  Isa Town, Kingdom of Bahrain, 2019

“The Bottle-Top project”, Doha, Qatar. A 36’ x 8’  awareness-raising mural made entirely of plastic bottle tops, depicting the ecosystem of Qatar.

"The Peace Tree", Moda Mall, 2011  A piece to for Bahrainis to reflect on what peace means to them, during the Arab Spring uprisings.(temporary installation. All other works are still in situ.)

"The Reading Tree" Pakistan School LIbrary, Bahrain, 2011

“Medico Dispensario de Dr. Ernesto Guevara”, mural for a clinic in a community  outside Tijuana, Mexico, 2008

“1001 Arabian Nights, a Literary Landscape” Redwood City Library Mural : 2006

 “The Mer-Angel”, New Malden Art Center, 20 foot long mural commemorating a beloved swimming teacher. 2004

“Women of Kingston”, The Shiraz Mirza Pavilion Mural: an 18 foot long painting celebrating the borough of Kingston, its first Asian mayor, and the wonderful women who inhabit the borough.  2003

 

Portrait Commissions

Portraiture had been a constant theme in my work for about 25 years, often to the exclusion of all other work. I have been privileged to paint members of both the British and Bahraini royal families, Members of Parliament in the UK, actors and directors of import and best of all, many happy families, children and even their dogs and cats.

 

Teaching

Since 1990, teaching painting and drawing has been an important and inspiring part of my artistic practice.

 

 1990-2003 :  Kingston Adult Education College. I taught drawing, life drawing, watercolour and acrylic painting..

 

2003-2005: Kingston University, I ran workshops for other MA students in experimental drawing, and taught life drawing to under-graduates.

 

 2005-2013: Upon arriving in Bahrain I started AwaliArts, a small independent art school, specialising in figurative arts through drawing, watercolour and acrylic.

 

2009-2013:  Lecturer in Art and Design, Bahrain Polytechnic

 

2010-2013: Odyssey Art at Sea instructor, teaching painting classes on  4 Cruises of the Crystal Serenity

 

2014- present: run workshops and courses independently in California, England and Bahrain

 

2017-present: Part time tutor for the Santa Cruz Art League

 

Currently, since the Covid-19 restrictions, I have been teaching two classes a week online in watercolour and mixed media work to an engaged and enthusiastic group of artists from all over the world.

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