I am a mixed media artist creating framed works, vessels and assemblages from my attic studio in my home at Blaby, Leicestershire. I combine materials such as recycled paper pulps with textiles, organic items or pre-loved ephemera to create delicate and intriguing decorative works that appear timeworn and fragile. I use a variety of techniques including casting, inlay, impressing, painting and stitching. I have always loved the tactile qualities in the surface and texture of handmade paper. I'm drawn to its imperfections and fragility and have worked for many years exploring these attributes. A deep fascination with fossils and relics is apparent in much of my work - I distress and manipulate many of my creations until they appear reminiscent of archaeological finds or ancient treasures.
I am a member of the Leicester Society of Artists, Visualise Textile Group and Lutterworth Stitchers Group.
Published artwork: feature in Stitch Magazine 2012, illustration for 'A New Life of Anne Bronte', by Edward Chitham 2021, feature in Reclaim Magazine February 2023
Social Media: Pinterest / Instagram / Facebook
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Rutland Open Studios Art Trail 2023 exhibition address:
8 Northfield Road, Blaby, Leicestershire LE8 4GU
Dates: 9 - 10, 16 - 17, 23 - 24 September
Time: 10am - 4pm