Since September 2014 I have been a fulltime artist.  I produce sculpture and installations exhibiting locally, nationally and internationally. I am a member of the artist group re:collect; contemporary artists working in a heritage context.

I grew up in the rural county of Shropshire in the UK attending Shrewsbury College for my Foundation Art course. I then completed a four year sandwich degree in Textile Design at the University of Huddersfield in West Yorkshire specialising in woven fashion fabrics and achieving First Class Honours. I stayed in the north of England working first as a Carpet Designer in St Helens and then as a Textile Designer of men’s and women’s fashion fabrics in Blackburn Lancashire. In 1998 I moved back to Shropshire and worked in a bank then a University while trying to do my art. In 2003 I completed my MA in Art and Design at the University of Wolverhampton and my first installation; achieving the switch from Designer to Artist. Since then I have continued to produce and exhibit new sculptural work and experiment with materials. In April 2012 I was invited by Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, along with 7 other emerging Shropshire Artists to explore contemporary art in a heritage context. In 2013 we formed the artist group re:collect and we continue to work with museum collections and heritage venues, as well as working and exhibiting as individual artists.

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