Artist and Illustrator
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:
Coming up in May.....
3rd to 6th May
Meet the artist on 11th and 25th May and exhibition from May 8th onwards
and is part of Open Studios Nottingham 2019
Mary Delaney study day with Twigs Way - 17th May
19th May 10 - 1 pm
Visit my NEWS BLOG for news about new work, projects and events
LUXURY GREETINGS CARDS
Some of 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. My greetings cards are available from the the following 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
"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.
Eco Greetings Cards
I have also developed an eco range of greetings cards that are printed with water soluable inks on 100% recycled card and available without any plastic packaging. Have a look at the range HERE - also available at Shop Zero Nottingham and Bamboo Turtle in 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