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About

I now have a dedicated working space at Banks Mill Studios in Derby. This amazing old victorian building is a hub for creative people stretched onto 5 floors. It’s a perfect fit, and has made a huge difference to me and my creativity.

I specialise in original art, created out of hand-cut paper and a rainbow of coloured fabrics, but I am a mixed media artist and I like to experiment.

At first glance my work has a striking simplicity, but look a little closer and you’ll see the intricate work that goes into it.

I start with a rough sketch on plain paper or card, but I let my scalpel define the final cuts. The design emerges slowly, as more holes are created. Then comes the process of applying the textiles, which adds vibrancy to each picture, allowing it to develop its own personality.

Many things inspire me: buildings with detailed ironwork or colourful facades, boats, birds, fields – and flowers, of course. I know it’s time to start my next picture when the vision I have in my head gives me butterflies just thinking about it and I can’t wait to get going!

I was originally born and raised in France but have been living in Derbyshire for a number of years. You will see both my French roots and my adopted country – including my own garden – reflected in my work.

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

As well as original artwork, you can also purchase limited edition prints and packs of greeting cards. I have recently finished several exciting commissions featuring landscapes and buildings of special significance to my clients.

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. Price would start at £350 upwards depending on size and level of detail.

During these lockdown-restriction times, I have decided to sell my greeting cards online individually or in bundles:
10% off with  code: ZZNov20

 

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Testimonials

Very nice birthday present!

First commission, I love designing all the ironworks.

They call this room the “zaza room” 🙂

Someone thinks it’s the perfect fit.