Artist & Illustrator in Cut Paper & Collage


It's all about trying to capture a time and a place - using a scalpel, scissors and layers of paper to pare down & abstract by cutting away and pulling out an image from the surface of paper.



Artist and Illustrator

Papercutting/Collage

Hello and welcome!

I am paper cutting & collage artist and I use a scalpel, scissors and layers of paper - paring down & abstracting by cutting away at the surface of paper to capture a time and a place. Nature and the places around me inspire me a great deal. I can never get enough of seeing old buildings or streets and wide open fields. Walks in the woods, day trips in the car to explore and go on an adventure –the things I see bubble up through my subconscious and into my sketchbooks or into cut paper pieces, all aided by plenty of cups of tea, cake and toast!

So jump in and look at my original collages. I love working with paper, whether it is painted or plain, it’s just the loveliest thing to cut into as you literally see something come from the surface. I use lots of plain coloured papers as well as ones I hand paint with acrylics, exploiting textures I can create to convey shadows and tones. You can see examples of the vibrant collages of Cambridge, Letchworth Garden City, the Vale of Belvoir and beyond, the bespoke commissions I have made and the greetings cards I design. You can read more about how I came to collage and paper cutting from carpet and rug design HERE. And do you fancy learning paper cutting? Click here for more information about my workshops for adults and the workshop calendar for 2019!


View originals here:


Cambridge & the Punts

The Garden City

The Spires & Beyond

A Paper Cut Tree

Fields & Flowers

A Little Sketch


Coming up - and being social......

Visit my NEWS BLOG for news about workshops I have coming up, places where you can see my work and general info about what I have been up to! You can follow me on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook too.


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LUXURY GREETINGS CARDS

My work is available as luxury, heavy weight greetings cards. Click HERE to see the collection and buy direct. They are supplied in a biodegradable and recyclable cellophane sleeve and are printed on FSC certified paper in the UK.

Stockists:

National Centre for Craft and Design, Heffer's Bookshop, The Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge Museums Shop, Ark, Byard Art, Five Leaves Bookshop, Shop Zero Nottingham, Blackwell's Oxford, David's Bookshop, Letchworth Garden City Tourist Information Centre, Norton Way Gallery, Bamboo Turtle and The Salisbury Museum


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"UNWRAPPED" ECO CARDS

These are my unwrapped eco greetings cards that are printed on 100% recycled card with water based ink. They have a belly wrap around them made from 100% recycled white paper and no any plastic packaging.

Have a look at the full range HERE!

Stockists:

Bamboo Turtle - Letchworth Garden City

Shop Zero Nottingham - Nottingham

The Five Leaves Bookshop - Nottingham

The Book Case - Lowdham


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"I've Been To..." 100% Cotton Calico Tote Bags

You can also buy lovely recycled cotton tote bags featuring a small selection of my designs. Click HERE to see the collection. Also available from David's Bookshop, Letchworth Garden City and Tourist Office, Letchworth Garden City.

WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS

Would you like to learn some of the basic techniques of paper cutting? It's a wonderful medium to learn as its very accessible but also very meditative. You will find once started that its very addictive! On the workshops I will guide you through making your own unique piece of paper cut art by working with a specially designed templates for each workshop that are wholly customisable. Click HERE for more information and WORKSHOP CALENDAR

You can see a selection of my work throughout the year at Byard Art, Cambridge