I use found objects, photography, collage and printmaking techniques to explore nature, nostalgia and family history. Here are some examples of my work and influences, click on the pictures for further information and images.
Out of Darkness Cometh Light
Make Do and Mend
This series captures fragments of my own family’s history from
the 1930s to the 1970s. I am drawn to domestic ephemera such
as shopping lists, advertising, ornaments, sewing items and
Anaglypta. I work intuitively to combine these materials using
collage and printmaking techniques. I also use Frottage – a
method of taking an imprint from objects and textured surfaces
by rubbing with crayons. Through combining translucent
materials I build up layers which have personal meaning. These
methods are also deliberately childlike and handmade.
Paint The Day
Paint the Day is an annual art challenge organised by Newhampton Arts Centre in Wolverhampton. It celebrates the diversity…
I use collage to explore layers, texture and colour, nostalgia, childhood and memories. I always use found materials…
Between 2016 and 2018 I worked with groups of children from Penn Fields Special School to develop a creative curriculum inspired…