creative, calm, empathic, judicious, insightful
I am a writer and editor for the arts and creative industries. Recent clients include Identity Group, BEK (Bergen Centre for Electronic Arts), Luke Drozd, Maia Urstad and Hilde Hauan Johnsen. Previous projects include writing web content for Small Wonder Short Story Festival and public realm arts organisation Bureau of Silly Ideas.
My wider experience in the arts comes from my time at Arts Council England, as co-director of House of Cultural Curiosity CIC and at Charleston — a museum and cultural venue — where my responsibilities included site management for filming/photoshoots with high-profile fashion, interiors and TV clients and providing PR and event support for Charleston's festivals, exhibitions and education programme.
As a poet and creative practitioner, my writing focuses on the natural world and takes the form of visual-led poetry, an inversion of the traditional illustration process. I have designed and delivered arts and wellbeing sessions with charity The Craftimation Factory for Sussex Recovery College, Hastings Academy school, Seaview services for complex lives and the Creative Change project, funded by National Lottery Awards for All.
Together with artist Lee Shearman, I co-run Micro Library Books, creating miniature handmade artists books and exhibiting at Bergen Artists Book Fair; East London Comic Arts Festival and Bristol Artists Book Event.
I support local arts, heritage and environmental initiatives and I am a member of Sussex Wildlife Trust and the National Trust. I grew up in Gloucestershire and have a deep affinity with nature and rural life which feeds into my writing. I enjoy running and have run half-marathons in aid of charities Mind, Alzheimer's Society and Frank Water.