Our Officers and Committee
I started my teaching career in London where I took advantage of many musical and varied artistic activities and visited exhibitions. When I came to Somerset I married, had a family and I continued to teach for many years until I retired in 2009. Finally, I had time to be able to follow my interest in art once more visiting galleries and museums and taking part in textile and painting adventures
Now in my second stint as Evening Membership Secretary I enjoy the opportunity it gives me to get to know more of the members. As a member of the Society since 1999 and without a formal Art background I have learnt so much from the outstanding lectures and have been able to appreciate Art with greater understanding and enjoyment. And the icing on the cake has been the chance to visit some unique Art venues both in UK and abroad. Always of course with excellent company and resulting in some long lasting friendships. of British Artists
I completed my teaching career in 2016 after 40 years as a qualified teacher, retiring as the Head of a Somerset school. Since then, I have had more freedom to explore my interests and joined Sherborne Arts Society, where I received a warm welcome.
In a career spanning 45 years starting with a short spell training in Architecture in Paris and London, from there on to graduate courses in Film Production at the London School of Film Technique which then led on to the Cinematography course at the National Film School in Beaconsfield as one of their first students in 1972.
Graduating in 1975, there followed periods working with Film Crews on TV commercials, two years in Nigeria running a Film Unit, then periods on Feature Films both abroad and in UK studios.
Then on to Documentaries of all genres that took me all over the world with some of the most well-known Presenters, Actors and Personalities including Royalty. Most recently I had been helping to make drama films in Zambia
The holder could either become a member of the Committee or, alternatively, report to the Committee on Young Arts alone.