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Phil Reaney

I’ve spent most of my professional life as a Registered Nurse and have a strong knowledge of human anatomy . I‘ve always been interested in drawing and took some time out and gained a Diploma in Visual Communication and Design in 1993 and spent some time as a freelance illustrator. 

In 1997 I gained an Introductory Certificate in Adult Teaching in order to teach art. I’ve worked for the CEC in the past as well as at other institutions teaching cartooning, pencil drawing skills, collage, assemblage and textured images. These sessions were mostly night classes and weekend courses. My main work was nursing, but I also illustrated medical  lectures, papers and manuals as well as doing my own art work that I have exhibited over the last thirty years in various group and one-man exhibitions.

I was also fortunate enough to spent some considerable time in Italy and recorded many pieces of architecture and landscapes for later reference (and am hoping to have an exhibition within a year).

As I’m now retired, I want to spend more time on creating and helping other people bring out their expressive side. I see teaching as an exchange of ideas and that the student brings knowledge into the classroom that the teacher can also learn.

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