Contemporary art has always had a strong influence on me even in my fashion work. Artists like Miro, Picasso and too many others to name. I use my research on art to produce rough sketches, these are then translated onto fabric which is then attached to a canvas. This is then further embellished with Stichwork and adding additional sections of fabric and handmade paper. Once these layers of colour and fabric have been formed, I then remove sections.I like to produce canvases that require several viewings to take to see all the detail.
My inspiration comes from; nature, old buildings, african and primitive art markings. I have shown my work at the Cupola Gallery in Sheffield, The Leeds Art Gallery, The Rufford Craft Gallery, The Adze Gallery and Thornwhaite Galleries.
I was an artist in residence at the Minster art Gallery and a gallery assistant at the Adze Gallery. I took part in artist previews, events and lectures.