I’ve always created art work as a child. When we would go on family holidays, everyone else would take books and I would take paints. I couldn’t read when I was young, I would go off and paint instead.
My main inspiration is trees and landscapes. The happiest I am is with a paint brush in my hand. I did a Fine Art degree and an MA in Fine Art. This enabled me to explore different mediums, it taught me how to look at art and it introduced me to different creative ideas and to push my imagination. I exhibited my work in degree shows and other group shows. I was awarded the Norman Ackroyd prize for Etching during my degree.
A lot of my work is based on my experiences of being colourblind and being partially sighted. This includes my experience of travelling around cities and reading maps. Maps are hard to read due to the colours. So in my work it is my interpretations and my idea of making my own maps. The glass work is breaking it down even further and satellite sections of maps.
I would like people to get an idea of fun when looking at my work, I don’t take myself so seriously!