I am a mixed media textile artist based in Southsea (UK).
I have an interest in exploring narrative through textiles, using mixed media collage to create fabric books, art quilts and collections of themed illustrations. I am also interested in journaling and telling personal stories through collections of memories, data and photographs.
My background is a combination of art and design practices - I studied Illustration at Kingston University before becoming a secondary school textiles teacher. I combine the two disciplines to create fabric artwork with an illustrative quality and narrative. For example I often use song lyrics and quotations as starting points, and text features in most of my artwork.
Whilst studying illustration I specialised in creating whimsical collages from sketches and paper ephemera and I bring the same techniques to textiles, layering fabrics, stitch and embellishments to create mixed-media mini-quilts and fabric books.
2011-2012 PGCE D & T Textile UWE
2004-2007 BA Hons Illustration, Kingston University
2003-2004 Foundation Art & Design, Warwickshire College
2020 The World of Jane Austen (Stitched), Hotwalls Studios
2023. Circles, Cycles and Cylinders, Round Tower, Portsmouth
2022. Within These Walls, Round Tower, Portsmouth
2021. A Collaborative Arts Plan for Southsea and Portsmouth, The D-Day Story Museum
2021. Pause, Reflect, Create, Round Tower, Portsmouth
2018. Home: Embroiderers Guild Exhibition, Alexandra Palace
2018. Two Years On: A Hotwalls Showcase, Round Tower, Portsmouth
2018. Two Years On: A Hotwalls Collective on Tour, Portsmouth Guildhall
2017. Close To The Bone, Artspace, Portsmouth
Lockdown Journal Quilt. Portsmouth City Museum. Portsmouth. Acquired 2023
Functions of My Flat During Lockdown. Portsmouth City Museum. Portsmouth. Acquired 2021