I love experimenting with paper pulp to discover the vast ranges of textures and patterns I can work into its surface. I use many techniques including impressing, inlay, casting, tearing, painting and stitching to achieve the desired result.
My fascination with fossils and ancient artefacts has given me an endless source of inspiration. I enjoy tearing and distressing my paper fragments to give them an appearance reminiscent of archaeological finds or treasures. I am also inspired by myths and legends, and love creating fish and fantasy creatures, with scales, spines and trailing tendrils.
I have work in both private and public collections, including Countesthorpe Community College, Countesthorpe, Leicestershire, and artsNK, North Kesteven, Lincolnshire.
I am a member of IAPMA, (the International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists), the Tesserae Textile Group, and a member of the Lutterworth Stitchers Group.
SUPPLIERS AND ONGOING DISPLAY
Wistow Gallery and ART SHED @ Wistow, Wistow Rural Centre, Kibworth Road, Wistow, Leicestershire. LE8 0Q. 0116 259 2400. http://www.wistowgallery.co.uk
West End Gallery, 107 Highcross St, Leicester LE1 4PH. Phone:0116 251 3558. http://www.westend-gallery.co.uk.
Blaby Dental Practice, 42 Lutterworth Road, Blaby, Leics, LE8 4DN.