A selection of work based on the theme of love, using my hand-made paper and brush-painted lettering.
A selection of work made since 2019, using hand-made paper and brush-painted text from the various sources that have inspired me.
Surfaces Other Than Paper
I am interested in exploring text on various surfaces other than paper. This has included working with cotton fabric, treated with fabric hardener, and also with stitched text.
THREE-DIMENSIONAL – Telling a Story
I am interested in creating work which is three-dimensional and which ‘tells a story’. For example, I wanted the spotted dress, which I made out of paper, to have a life of its own with its own past, to have […]
Here is a selection of archive work. All the work uses a heavily textured paper which I made myself. I do not add colour during the making process. After allowing the paper to dry naturally and priming it, I paint […]
The Canticle of the Sun
Composed by St Francis in 1224 while recovering from an illness, the Canticle is a hymn of praise in thanks for creation. From January to July 2014, I made seven large pieces of work from a selection of the text, […]
Gravestones in Derbyshire churchyards have also been a source of inspiration.
I undertake lettering commissions. Here are examples of some of the varied work I have undertaken, which includes pen-written and brush-painted lettering and gouache illustration.
Since 2016 I have exhibited with a group of a dozen leading artists based in and around the East Midlands, each making a personal response to a single theme. This project has built on the success of the initial exhibition […]
‘The Big Hoot’, Birmingham
I painted text on a blank, white five foot high resin owl, as part of The Big Hoot, Birmingham, a Wild in Art project in 2015. My design using the texts A Wise Old Owl nursery rhyme and The Brown […]