mixed media artist
About my work
I work with paint, gesso, textile and natural found materials. More recently I have been working in ceramics (stoneware and porcelain) using hand-building techniques and surface design.
Exploring the ideas of beauty in decay and traces of what was once there, I use a limited, muted palette, building up texture and detail by adding (natural) found materials, layering, and techniques to distress the finish.
I am influenced and inspired by weathered and decaying materials – rusting and patinated metals, peeling paint, and ageing wood - along with the rural landscapes around me and the mark life has made on it.
Based in rural Derbyshire, on the edge of the Peak District, I'm now back in a creative sphere exploring ideas and different mediums, having been a dormant artist for several years amidst life events.
For as long as I can remember I have created art in some shape or form.
Despite studying law as an undergraduate, I found my way back on the artistic path and completed my Art Foundation as mature student. Since then I have worked in both 2-D and 3-D art as well as installation with the collective Farrago, of whom I was a founding member.
My work has been shown at exhibitions in Derbyshire, Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire including Wirksworth Festival, Ashbourne Festival, The Clayrooms Open Studios and Welbeck Open Studios.