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.

About me

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. 


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