I am an artist and full time teacher, splitting my time between Manchester and St Ives. My work mostly centres around shape, working within the confines of squares. I draw parallels between my time in the city and that spent at the coast.

Relief panels inspired by architecture, and man-made structures juxtapose each other, often in a grid formation. Smooth curves, sharp angles and directional lines navigate the surface of each composition. Vessel-like shapes are framed with colour and texture, inspired equally by harbour scenes and city streets. Collections of eccentric forms, punctuated with urban and coastal colour combinations, come together to create their own story. 

Artist's CV

In 2006 I left my hometown of Shrewsbury, Shropshire to study BA Graphic Design in Manchester. After graduating, I completed a PGCE in Design & Technology. I have been teaching since 2010, and have spent much of that time as Head of Art, Design & Technology. In 2021 I embarked on a 365 day project with a group of mostly St Ives-based artists, with a monthly theme. This pushed me to explore beyond my usual limits, a range of materials and subject matter. From the outset, I worked in a square formation, exploring collage, painting, photography and a variety of mixed media, culminating in works that have led me to my current practice.