Hello I am an artist based in Derbyshire UK, primarily I am a painter working with oil paints & acrylics sometimes applying lace or gold leaf to create an ethereal glow. Since following my passion for painting & the arts fifteen years ago I have created a large body of work. These paintings explore a variety of subjects which I find interesting, beautiful and emotionally uplifting. Most often it is the natural world which inspires me; light, colour & pattern hold a fascination & I enjoy experimenting with different painting techniques. Over this time I have also delivered numerous arts projects & a multitude of art workshops to share the joy of art with everyone.
These painting techniques have their roots in the beautiful Nottingham lace my family once manufactured, I have a strong connection to lace & textiles. To explore this connection further I researched the disappearance of the lace industry through my arts project 'Losing Lace' supported by Arts Council England & Erewash Borough Council. I visited the old factory sites, created an archive of interviews, artefacts, photographs, memories & stories connected to the industry.
Stunning lace patterns within old lace sample books given to me by my father were my main source of inspiration. The paintings were intended to be celebratory so I incorporated gold leaf alongside the rich oil paints responding to these beautiful patterns. These paintings were part of my touring 'Losing Lace' exhibition alongside the lace installation & artwork created by adults and children within my community lace art workshops. Since completing the project I continued to develop this body of work & launched my new lace arts project in 2021 within the lace towns in the Borough of Erewash which manufactured Nottingham lace.
Find out about my community based arts projects.
Find out about my wellbeing creative workshops
Find out about my Nottingham lace research project.
Browse through my online gallery to view my original paintings.
Visit my gallery shop to purchase my original paintings.
See my children's book illustration & find out about our journey creating & publishing children's storybooks.
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