I graduated in 1997 with a degree in textiles and illustration. My work is based around the theme of both architecture and interiors. The main inspiration for the ways in which I develop my techniques, processes and use of colour comes from the 1950’s textile prints and interior design. My interest in the 1950’s has developed over the last ten years and the work of Lucienne Day has formed a vital component in the development of my own art practice.
In reference to my architectural pieces these are based on many European cities such as London and Amsterdam. This particular collection of work is currently produced onto both canvas and paper, using collage and a delicate black line to capture these beautiful buildings. These are also produced as limited edition screenprints and original line drawings. My interiors are approached in a similar way but on a smaller scale.
Since graduating I’ve exhibited my work in many galleries and events across the UK. I’m currently based in Stafford where I work from my home studio and teach locally at a Residential Arts Centre.
Commissioning a piece of work is really exciting – it is a chance to have something made especially for you and an opportunity to really engage in the creative process.
Perhaps you need accessories to go with a particular outfit or a piece of furniture to fit a specific space in your home. We can work with you to design something truly unique. You’ll be able to discuss your ideas, likes and dislikes with the Maker and together create a piece of craft, handmade for you.
This is just a first step, so don't worry, there’ll be plenty of chances to discuss details before finalising a commission.