Toni Hayden is a Fellow of the Linnean Society and a Royal Horticultural Society medallist.  Her work is held in the collections of British Museum (NH), V & A Museum, Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, USA, London University (QMC) and John Innes Centre. Toni paints directly in a calligraphic style, dividing her time between teaching and organising painting trips abroad.

I am an Artist and Calligrapher working in graphite, gouache and ink, drawing figures and portraits, painting flowers, animals and townscapes.

Work History

1980-2016 Art Tutor for NCC and self-employed Tutor of Life Drawing, Portraiture, Drawing and Painting
Summer Schools in Venice, Puglia, Istanbul, Sicily, Crete, Marrakech, Gozo, Berne, Corfu, Santorini, 5 Terre
Exhibitor of Fine Art, Silk Painting and Book Design.
2004-2007 Student, University of East Anglia, Norwich.
1988-1990 Volunteer Adult Literacy Tutor, Sprowston High School, Norwich.
1987-1988 Enterprise Allowance Scheme.
1976-1980 Self-employed Graphic Designer of handwritten publicity material.
1968-1976 Raising children.
1962-1968 Graphic and interior Designer, Furze and Hayden Architects, Norwich.
1961-1962 English Teacher in Milan, Italy.
1960-1961 Assistant Display Manageress, Bonds (now John Lewis), Norwich.
1959-1960 Artworker, Agenzia ltalo, Padua, ltaly.
1958-1959 Window Dresser, Garlands Department Store, Norwich.
1957-1958 Artworker, Wedekind & Co., Advertising Agency, Camden Town, London.
1956-1958 Display Assistant, Bonds (now John Lewis), Norwich.
1955-1956 Poster Writer, Curls (no Debenhams) Department Store, Norwich.


1954-1955 Norwich Art School (now NUA).
1941-1954 Notre Dame High School, Norwich.


2013 Chinese Language Course, Level 2. Norfolk Adult Education.
2012 Chinese Language Course, Level 1. Norfolk Adult Education.
2010 Self-Publishing Day School, University of East Anglia, Norwich.
2009 PTLLS Teacher Training Course, C&G Level 3
Norfolk County Council, Greek Language Course, Level 3. Norfolk Adult Education.
2008 Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner Course, East Anglia School of NLP & Hypnosis
Creative Writing Diploma, University of EastAnglia, Norwich.
2004-2007  Linguistics Degree, BA 222. University of EastAnglia, Norwich.
2003 Creative Writing Course, Norfolk Adult Education.
2002 British Sign Language Course, Level 2. Norfolk Adult Education.
2001 Psychology, Norfolk Adult Education. Level AS.
2000 Media Studies, Norfolk Adult Education. GCSE Grade A.
1998 Counselling Skills and Theory, Level 2. Norfolk Adult Education.
1997 Masterclass with Sir John Harvey-Jones, Business Link, Norwich. Marketing Course, Norfolk Small Business Initiative, Norwich.
1996 Psychology Course GCSE, Norfolk Adult Education.
1991Career Development Course, Norfolk and Norwich Chamber of Commerce. Neuro Linguistic Programming Course, Norwich City College.
1990 Volunteer Tutor Adult Literacy Course, Norwich Teachers Centre.
Japanese Language and Calligraphy Course, Oriental Arts Centre, (now Reiyukai) Norwich.



Italian conversation, grammar, reading and writing. Italian background.

Additional information

Fellow of the Linnean Society of London.
Royal Horticultural Society Medallist.
UK Driving License since 1957.


Travel. cinema, tennis, fashion, jazz, writing, artificial intelligence, neuroscience.