Veronica Aldous B.A( Hons) Cert. Ed
Artist and Poet

Specialisms:

  •  Lecturer in Fine Art and Creative Writing
  • Poetry and fiction, reviews and blogging
  • Silversmithing 
  • Textile artworks and embroidery

Statement

'Brought up in beautiful countryside, I only ever wanted to be a painter and poet from a  very young age. I found school got in the way of my studies as a prodigious reader  and painter.  I had some great art teachers who encouraged me and my family were highly supportive. So I painted and made things. I just didn't see why I should ever stop. Now I encourage and support others to do the same. Painting, writing and the making of artefacts are a primary human medicine and should be taught at all levels.'

Veronica lives and works in a beautiful part of the North Downs where she can see and visit  her beloved hillsides and forests.

1979
 Foundation in Art Braintree College; printmaking, textiles, silversmithing, painting, life drawing


1983 
B.A ( Hons) Fine Art and Film making Ravensbourne College 


John and the objects, and Turning Heads screened at the The Film Makers Co-operative in Camden 


1983-1985
Member of New Moon Studios artists' co-op
Exhibited Woodlands Gallery, Blackheath


1984- 2005
 Decorative artist and mural designer in London including commissioned  framed artworks


1992-1994 
Certificate in Education, Croydon College 


1998-1992
Exhibitions at Ecology Centre, Carshalton, Surrey

2000-2002 Member of Kairos Womens' Art Co operative. Exhibition Merton Centre and open studios events


2001
Exhibition Coningsby Gallery London


2002
 Illustration commissions for Barrons Books, Mythological subjects working closely with art directors and authors


2003-2005
Collaborate with local artists and organise series of exhibitions and  slam poetry events for Croydon. Poems published in Orbis and Haiku Quarterly

 

2003-2005 Scholarly articles for Urthona on the printmaking of Samuel Palmer and interview and article on  international artist Susan Kapuscinski.

2002-05 
Exhibited with Society for Art of the Imagination,  Highgate, London


2015-2018  Collaborates  with her editor, and publishes three collections of poetry, Moon Cinema, Mortal, Maja( available Amazon)


2005 – Present 
College lecturer in Fine Art and Creative Writing ( assessed as Outstanding)
Manages Etsy shop ( art, jewellery, textile art) and popular poetry blog.