Education:

Norwich University of the Arts, MA Fine Art (Distinction), 2017

University of Southampton, BA English (First Class Hons), 2001

Bournemouth & Poole College of Art & Design, Higher National Diploma in Natural History Illustration (Distinction), 1992


Exhibitions:

2024 'Life in Pictures' (solo show), Anteros Gallery, Norwich

2023 The New Face of Portraiture, Cromer Artspace, Norfolk

2023 The Spring Art Fair, The Forum, Norwich

2022 'Lovely Things', BROUHAHAART, virtual exhibition

2022 'Inside/Outside' (group exhibition), St Stephen's Church, Norwich 

2022 The Spring Art Fair, The Forum, Norwich

2022 'Humans: Strength and Frailty', The Yare Gallery, Great Yarmouth

2021 'After The Storm?', a collaborative exhibition reflecting on the COVID-19 pandemic, St Stephen's Church, Norwich

2021 'Summer Open', The Assembly House Trust, Norwich

2021 'Together', a collaborative exhibition of work by students and members of Artpocket, St Margaret's Church, St Benedicts, Norwich

2021 'Restriction', Correspondence Collective Exhibition, Clayhill Arts, Somerset

2021 The Norwich Fringe Festival, online

2020 The Discerning Eye, online

2020 The Imprudent Portrait Exhibition, online

2020 The Spring Art Fair, Pivotal House, Norwich

2020 'Creative Odyssey', Mandells Gallery, Norwich

2019 Sir John Hurt Art Prize, Holt Festival, Auden Theatre Foyer, Gresham's School, Holt

2019 'Meeting With Myself', St Peter Mancroft Church, Norwich

2019 Refresh Art Award, 5th Base Gallery, 23 Heneage Street, London

2018 'Recent Works', Anteros Gallery, Norwich (solo exhibition)

2018 Connection: Open 2018, Handa Gallery, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

2017 Hermione Hammond Drawing Award, Cass Art, Islington, London

2017 The Bishop’s Art Prize, The Hostry, Norwich Cathedral

2016 ‘Dialogues’, St Georges, Norwich University of the Arts

2013 ‘Paint Out Norwich’, The Hostry, Norwich Cathedral

1992 – 2015 Illustrator (clients include OUP, Channel 4, Ladybird, Orchard Press, Dominie Press and QED Publishing)


Teaching Practice:

2023 -     :  Drawing & Painting Tutor, Start Studio, Wymondham, Norfolk 

2021 -      : Life Drawing Tutor, St Matthew's Church Community Rooms, Norwich

2017 -      :  Art Tutor, Anteros Arts Foundation, Norwich, Norfolk (Art Diploma and evening classes)


Prizes:

2018 Connection: Open 2018, 'First Prize'

2017 The Bishop’s Art Prize, ‘First Prize’

2017 Hermione Hammond Drawing Award, ‘Highly Commended’


Published Texts:

Monahan, E. (2016), ‘Drawing pareidolia: Journal extracts reflecting on practice-based research’, Journal of Arts Writing by Students, 2: 2, pp. 127-40