CV

Education & Training

2012 to present, ongoing – researches on history of reverse glass painting in Croatian tradition and in the UK, looking at reverse sign writing, portraiture and other trends

2011 – met and observed practices of several contemporary reverse glass painters including Katarina Krvarić and Željko Seleš, visited the legendary Ivan Večenaj (d.2013)

2010-2011 – mentored by Ivica Fišter, internationally exhibited and collected Croatian Naïve Artist in Zagreb, Croatia, for which I learned to speak Croatian

1999-2000 – artist at large, gap year in Europe

1996 – graduated with a BA degree in Literature from Willamette University, Salem Oregon USA

 

Solo Exhibitions

2015Through a Looking Glass Conway Hall as part of the British Croatian Society’s Creative Croatia event series, London

2012Bears of Medvednica Radionica Okvira Ullrich, Zagreb Croatia

2010Paintings in Watercolour and Oil on Glass Radionica Okvira Ullrich, Zagreb Croatia

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016Magic Lamp, Brighton Artists Open Houses, Brighton

2013Little Gems, Green Tree Gallery, Haywards Heath

20111st International Meeting of Naïve Artists, Zagreb Croatia

201114th Annual Miniature Exhibition, Novi Dvori Croatia

 

Press

August 2017 - My introduction to the ABNA Summer Catalog

May 2017 - Take Five interview with Deborah Henry-Pollard of Catching Fireworks Creative Coaching

December 2016 – Burgess Hill About Town magazine

December 2016 – Diplomatic Services Families Association magazine, Carousel

 

Public Speaking

2017 Asking the Moon, an introduction to trends in British and Croatian naive art, British Ambassador's Residence in Zagreb, Croatia

2015Caring and My Creative Practice, Hassocks Carers, Hassocks, West Sussex

2014The Croatian Naïve and Me, British Croatian Society, Croatian Embassy, London

2013 Introduction to the Croatian Naïve, Open Studios, Burgess Hill, West Sussex

 

Teaching, Workshops and Creative Carers Activities Since 2011

Reverse glass painting workshops, West Sussex

Creative Carer art classes (founded in 2014), West Sussex

Student-led art classes for all ages and abilities, West Sussex

Free workshop for the Burgess Hill Summer Festival, West Sussex

Naive art tour for expats, including gallery and studio visits, Croatia

 

Collaborative Projects and Events

January 2016 to present - Asking the Moon (working title), collaborative project exploring trends in British and Croatian naive art today

March 2015 to present – working with Gallery Muro, a London-based art consulting firm specialising in promoting art to interior designers, to place my work in new environments

August through December 2016 – working with Wakehurst Place, West Sussex, to handcraft and design lanterns/illuminations for their 2016 winter festival Glow Wild

2011 – attended 1st Int’l Meeting of Naïve Artists, Galerija Mirko Virius, Zagreb Croatia

 

Public Collections

Night Owls 2010, held since 2011 by Hrvatsko Društvo Naivnih Umjetnika (HDNU) / Croatian Association of Naïve Artists, Galerija Mirko Virius, Zagreb Croatia

 

Private Collections

My work is in collections across the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Croatia, Germany, Malta, Italy and Israel

 

Public Commissions

December 2016 – original lantern feature for Wakehurst Place, West Sussex

 

Private Commissions

2016 to 2017 – commission for large original artwork for South Africa / UK based client

2015 – private commission for a client in Canada

2012 to 2013 – three private commissions for clients in the USA, Malta and Germany

2010 to 2011 – private commissions for six separate clients based in Croatia

 

Professional Memberships

Association of British Naive Artists, Be Smart About Art, a-n: The Artists Information Company, Blue Monkey Network, and Creatives Across Sussex