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My name is Isabelle but I use the short version of  Zaza for my art. All my pictures have a small zz cut out in the corner as my trademark. Since I have taken a studio amongst the creative community of Banks Mill in Derby, I have been working full-time creating as many pictures as makes me happy. Having a separate studio space outside of home has been very beneficial for my mental health and creativity. I now have a reason to leave the house!

I specialise in hand-cutting my designs with a scalpel and layering vibrant coloured fabrics to 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 sunflowers. This wouldn’t be complete without the sometimes quirky subjects like a box of clementines or a bowl of cherries, which are also great fun to do.

However varied my subjects are, the common thread is a bold, vibrant and very much contemporary style, which you will not see anywhere else.

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

I am also happy to discuss any commissions.



2021 Mixed Media Winner

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

2018 Judges’ First Prize Summer Open Exhibition


Working from the card cutting out the design


First commission, I love designing all the ironworks.

The Zaza Room as it is now called.

At the top of the stairs, 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