I make art because I believe in beauty
I am an artist from Wiltshire, UK. I create mostly handmade linocuts from my home studio in Salisbury.
Making art has always been a part of me. I spend a lot of time outdoors - growing things, foraging and generally wandering through the undergrowth until I'm almost lost. I am drawn to tangled, delicate things and try to capture their messy beauty in my art. They remind me that beauty and mess can coexist, especially in the human heart.
I became fascinated with relief printing when I came across several vintage Indian wood blocks at a wood fair near Brighton some years ago. They were battered and I had no idea what to do with them, but they were so beautiful. I took some time to investigate how they would have been used and tried printing with them for myself. I quickly decided I wanted to create my own designs on fabric - I was doing a lot of sewing at the time. I had a vague recollection of linocut from school, so I bought a starter kit online and was totally hooked! It is a real pleasure to share that joy with others and I occasionally run workshops.
If you are interested in purchasing my work please visit my Etsy shop.
2023 The Veg Shed at Kensons Farm, Sutton Mandeville
2018 Salisbury Art Trail
2018 Fisherton Mill Gallery, Salisbury
2018 Open studios with Heather Olsen, Salisbury
2018 Asylum Art Gallery, Wolverhampton
2017 Temple Street Studios, Wolverhampton
2017 Meeting Point House, Telford