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 and the creative kits for happiness I produce (Masham Gallery). This is also the location of our home I share with Ian Scott Massie where we run Happy House Masham. Please do connect with me on instagram or my facebook page.
As well as occasionally taking on private/public commissions I show in exhibitions/galleries across the UK and abroad.
I am also a qualified meditation teacher and enjoy enabling people to explore their own creativity and experience meditation. I run most creative experiences in my home, Happy House Masham.