"One touch of nature makes the whole world kin."
(1564-1616), Troilus and Cressida.
Inspired by wildlife, archaeology and tribal cultures, I use a range of natural materials to interpret the craftsmanship of the ancestors.
I am a self taught artist and crafts woman. I love to experiment with a range of materials and when needed I have been fortunate enough to be guided by a few brilliant artists, who have enlightened me when I have been utterly baffled attempting to learn the intricacies of materials. I am constantly grateful for those who spend time with me when I have questions. Thankfully I am a quick learner and thrive on learning new techniques and am able in the most part, to work out how things work or how to solve a problem when it arises.
I started by learning to draw then travel to America offered multiple opportunities for me to develop my fine art and native crafts. Working with an established artist I developed my understanding of colour and moved on from sole use of the pencil and started to produce acrylic paintings. This experience helped me to move into a realm of creativity I had not thought possible. From that point onwards I have produced a large range of commissioned works including a portrait produced for the Royal House of Westminster.
My work has moved on from purely painting to working in a range of materials particular leather. I began to teach myself leather work when I started to find I was struggling to paint. The leather gave me a material which was versatile to use, being able to wet mould and shape, as well a canvas to apply fine art using both embossing tools and paint.
I am inspired by my own cultural heritage of Romani and Welsh as well as other heritage and periods of time. In particular I have a passion for British Pre-history and the Medieval period spending much of my time exploring historic places and researching art works and materials. Travelling