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About

Welcome to my website
I currently work mainly from a studio on the first floor amongst the creative community of Banks Mill in Derby. I specialise in hand-cut card with a scalpel, and combining layers of vibrant coloured fabrics, I create bold and contemporary pieces.

I find my inspiration all around me, but I look for subjects best suited to my medium. Architecture is one of them – from the intricate ironwork of a balcony or doorway, to a pier and beach, or a Yorkshire coastal town. I also love plants, from the foxgloves in my garden to a field full of daisies. This wouldn’t be complete without the sometimes quirky subjects like a box of clementines or a basket of freshly picked tomatoes, which are also great fun to do.

However varied my subjects are, the common thread of the bold designs, with the strong contrasts and vibrant colours, produce a coherence, so you can see they have been created by the same artist.

I look forward to welcoming you to my new studio on the first floor of Banks Mill.

I am happy to discuss any commissions, should you have a favourite holiday or place you would like me to illustrate, be use the contact form.

Awards

Judges’ First Prize Summer Open Exhibition 2018
This event was judged by a distinguished panel of 6 gallery-owners and art professionals in Nottingham who were: Pete Spowager – artist and owner of Pete Spowager Gallery  ; Karen Mace – Art Director and Owner of The Art File  Antonia Disney – owner of Focus Gallery ; Stephen Barker – CEO of the Creative Quarter Nottingham; Sam Rose – former Curator of the Lace Market Gallery; Diana Pasek Atkinson formerly Nottingham City Council Strategic Arts Officer and currently Enterprise Adviser at the Hive, Nottingham Trent University and George Thornton, owner of George Thornton Gallery.

Highly Commended certificate for the Emerging Artist of the year Award Winter 2019, by Creates Galleries in Monmouth.

 

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Testimonials

” My wife was delighted with her birthday present. We still have builders here putting up a wall to hang it on”

First commission, I love designing all the ironworks.

They call this room the “zaza room” 🙂

Someone thinks it’s the perfect fit.

“…My wife has brought the picture we purchased home and it’s wonderful. I’m very happy with it and we’re thinking hard about where to hang it “