I’m a self-taught photographer. For me photography is about curiosity. It is about going beyond simply looking and opening our eyes to the beauty that lies hidden in the everyday. In the patterns formed by a tattered and decaying shop sign, the flower-like symmetry of an arrangement of café tables or the columns and iron lacework of a pier contrasted against a perfectly uniform sea and sky. Everything is interesting if you study it closely enough. Capturing a splinter of space and time in a photographic image allows us to study the detail, the shape and form, the patterns and connections that otherwise we may have been oblivious to. I’m also interested in the ‘ready-made’ images that are all around us. Fragments of urban art, advertisements, neon shop signs and the colourful contours of car bodywork are all recurring themes.
Limited edition linoprints and illustrated gifts. Handmade in the Ironbridge Gorge.
Mixed media work, using layers of texture and colour to create artworks on paper, canvas or textile. Expressive and colourful
Very Much inspired by the landscapes of Shropshire and North Wales. Recently inspired by medieval church carvings and murals. Especially angels. Currently working on a series of ‘Mischievous Angles’-WHAT FUN !!
I am a designer maker living alongside the Montgomery Canal in the beautiful Severn Valley. My textile and mixed media pieces are all inspired by the abundance of flora and fauna found within this region.
Contemporary & minimal ceramic homeware & jewellery handmade in Shropshire
My work is mainly inspired by travel and nature. Landscapes, views, flowers and trees are my most common subjects. Sometimes I am inspired by a small detail – the texture of bark, a shell or an interesting leaf. More recently I am enjoying working on local landscapes, dramatic skies and beautiful views. Initially, I like to use unpredictable media such as inks and dyes. I then use a variety of techniques to add detail from drawing and painting to collage and stitch. I am especially fond of free machine embroidery and use this in much the same ways as I draw.
Handmade decorative ceramic ‘flower people’ sculptures.
I work with batik, hot wax resist mainly on tissue paper, sometimes on paper and fabric. I often add to my work with hand and machine embroidery. Landscape is my main inspiration which I also explore through felting.