l am a Mixed Media and Textile artist living in the beautiful Waveney Valley on the Norfolk and Suffolk border. I am inspired by the sea and landscapes of the natural world around me. I work experimentally and intuitively using a variety of techniques and materials to create a sensory experience of place, that is evocative and atmospheric.
Recycled textiles, papers and found items are central to my practice with an emphasis on repurposing what was once discarded, with an awareness of my impact on the environment.
As a 'Creative Wellbeing Practitioner' I gently guide the participants on a journey of exploration of new techniques and materials, encouraging self-expression and connection with nature and the materials. By engaging the senses to reconnect with nature and creativity to potentially enhance Health and Wellbeing, whilst sharing stories, relaxing, connecting and making.
MA in Arts Practice (Art, Health and Wellbeing) at South Wales University in Cardiff 2022.
I have a DBS certificate and a public liability insurance.
Currently collaborating with
'Pathways Care Farm' charity in Lowestoft, Suffolk, facilitating workshops for the farm workers, and members of the community utilising the 'Warm Rooms' initiative enhancing their Mental Health and Wellbeing.
'My connection to the natural world and in particular the landscapes around me are intrinsic and symbiotic to both my personal and professional practice'.