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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, please use the contact form.

 

Awards

2021 Mixed Media Winner

2019 Highly Commended certificate for the Emerging Artist of the year Award

2018 Judges’ First Prize Summer Open Exhibition

 

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Testimonials

First commission, I love designing all the ironworks.

The Zaza Room as it is now called.

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 “

Dear Zaza I am pleased to report that your lovely picture has been installed in our new room this evening…You can see that the wall was built specially to take the fire and the picture. Best wishes for your continued success

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