Education & Training

2019 Outside In Step Up: Exploring the West Dean Collection, a 16 week programme exploring the Edward James Surrealist Archive and independent development of new work for exhibition / presentation at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation

2019 Outside In Ambassador training, a one day course 

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, Croatian Naïve Artist in Zagreb, 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

2020  Featured Artist (June), Shoreham Art Gallery during the Adur Art Festival Biennial 

2019  St John's at Christmas and Other Works, The Spire Cafe, St John's Church, Burgess Hill

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

2020 - *Coming in June* Artist in Residence at the Shoreham Art Gallery, West Sussex

2019 Outside In: Exploring the West Dean Collection, West Dean College of Arts and Conservation, West Sussex 

2018 I am a Woman and This is My Legacy, Juried Exhibition, Laura I Gallery, London

2013 to present, ongoingvarious venues, annual Artists Open Houses, Brighton and Burgess Hill Artists, Burgess Hill 

2013Little Gems, Green Tree Gallery, Haywards Heath

20111st International Meeting of Naïve Artists, Zagreb Croatia

201114th Annual Miniature Exhibition, Novi Dvori Croatia



August 2019 - "Step Up: An Artist's View of Exploring the Surreal at West Dean College," Interview with Outside In for their blog series

February 2019 - "Outside In Ambassador Training: Making More Things Possible," My blog post for the Outside In blog page 

August 2017 - My introduction to the ABNA Summer Catalog / Art Book, print

May 2017 - Take Five interview with Deborah Henry-Pollard of Catching Fireworks Creative Coaching, online newsletter & web resource

December 2016About Town, Burgess Hill town magazine, print

December 2016Carousel, Diplomatic Services Families Association magazine, print


Public Speaking

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

2017  Artist Demonstration and Talk, about my process and practice, The Adventurer's Art Club, Cuckfield, West Sussex

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 Carers 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 2020 Artist in Residence at Artologie, Cuckfield, West Sussex

February 2018 to February 2019 - volunteer archivist for art charity Outside In

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

December 2016 to present, annually – working with Wakehurst Place, West Sussex, to handcraft and design lanterns/illuminations for their annual winter festival Glow Wild, winner of original design competition in 2016 

2015 to 2019 – working with Gallery Muro, a London-based art consulting firm specialising in promoting art to interior designers, to place my work in new environments

2013 to present  – Chair of Burgess Hill Artists, a local arts club promoting, exhibiting, and supporting Burgess Hill Artists

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


Public Collections

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


Private Collections

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


Public Commissions

December 2016original lantern feature for Wakehurst Place, West Sussex


Private Commissions

2016 to 2017commission 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 (since 2016), Outside In (since 2018), Be Smart About Art (since 2015), a-n: The Artists Information Company (since 2014), Blue Monkey Network (since 2017), and Creatives Across Sussex (since 2015)