I became a full-time artist in 2012 following graduation from Hereford College of Art. I live in the wonderful county of Herefordshire from where I draw much inspiration in my art. My early studies were in textiles and I specialised in papers, the cutting and folding of all kinds of wonderful paper into three-dimensional pieces of art. I was intrigued at the effect light had, shining through the cut shapes.
I studied the Japanese techniques of Origami, Kirigami and Washi – folding, cutting and making of paper. I create each of my works from a single piece of paper, cutting intricate shapes with nothing more than a surgeon’s scalpel. This process ensures that every piece of art is entirely unique.
I am also a reduction lino print maker. Reduction lino involves sequentially cutting away the amount of material left on the lino. After completing each reduction, ink is applied to the uncut surface and then printed onto the paper. The working out of which bits of lino to remove, to be printed in a layer/colour can be quite demanding. Bovril was my first piece and I have since created other contemporary pieces for several popular brands of spirit.