I am a collector of stories, poems, fragments of things. This spills out into my art work, whether it is in painting, collage, assemblage or sculpture the work is always about things found that I am fascinated with. This could be a scrap of a photo, a discarded letter, a story told or a song. I use layers of paper, fabric, found objects, meaning and metaphor to tell stories. My work has an earthy imperfect nature - I nearly always use natural materials. Themes include mending, and the beauty of the broken and damaged. I love repairs to be visible, to be celebrated, often using gold or red thread. My work is frequently contained like reliquaries, I am interested in what we consider sacred and how we preserve it.
Since 1994 I have also had a gallery in the beautiful North Yorkshire town of Masham, (England) where I represent over 80 artists and craftspeople alongside my own work (The Gallery, Masham). It is a passion and pleasure. Please do connect with me on my facebook page.
As well as occasionally taking on private/public commissions I show in exhibitions/galleries across the UK and abroad.
I teach a variety of workshops at Artison art and craft workshops just outside Masham and occasionally further afield.