I grew up in Shropshire and graduated with a Fine Art Degree from Liverpool John Moores University in 1995. I have worked as an arts facilitator since 1996, project managing and delivering participatory arts projects for children and adults and I currently work in partnership with local artist Natalie Toplass under the company name of Octopus Arts Shropshire.
As a qualified post 16 arts tutor I have taught art at Cardiff University, HM Prison Parc Bridgend, The Gateway Shrewsbury and Telford College of Arts and Technology (TCAT). I am based in Broseley and I currently teach a number of adult art classes locally in Broseley, Telford and Shifnal.
I make mixed media collages inspired by everything I find visually appealing; vintage circus posters, 1950’s kitsch, silent films, icons, fairy tales…its a pretty eclectic mix! I love the creative process of collage, of taking a fragment out of context and transforming it into something entirely new.
I combine printed papers and images with graphite, ink, acrylic paint, wood block printed surfaces and embellishments to create a richly textured layered surface.
Price range is from £30 for small pieces up to £250 for larger more elaborate works.