I’m an artist and maker based in Birmingham with a great love for all things creative.
From a young age, creating has been therapeutic for me, giving an outlet and response to the changing world around me.
In my late teens I took a traditional route studying Fine Art, going on to use my skills to support communities and people of all ages. This included working with play schemes and youth groups, bringing as many creative experiences as I could – despite incredibly low budgets!
Over the years I developed a passion for mosaic and began to specialise in creating large scale mosaic installations, initially within educational and community environments.
What I love about mosaic is its accessibility for all, and the collaboration and teamwork it brings. As a process I enjoy watching people’s confidence grow, the relationships built along the way and the pride shared in the finished product of a permanent installation on a wall or in the ground that the whole community can enjoy & share. I love that my work becomes part of a shared history for those that have worked on it, been part of the commissioning process and have inspired it.
I consider myself a visual storyteller and enjoy helping others to share their stories in a unique and engaging way. I love exploring new places, meeting new people and creating bespoke and site-specific artworks. I relish the challenge of meeting a client’s brief, whatever that may be and have vast experience working with a wide range of clients over the years, working creatively in many differing environments.
Throughout my career I have explored other media and methods within my commissions, moving from a purely handmade traditional approach, to incorporating digital media and new technologies. This fresh approach has expanded my vision of what can be achieved in my public artworks allowing me to widen my practice and include other mediums. It has also equipped me with new skills that I enjoy sharing through public participation and my ability to offer a wider scope of media in my response to the needs of commissioners.
I’m excited to further this innovative approach and as a member of the Crafts Council and STEAMhouse Birmingham, I look forward to continuing to explore my digital and technological skills in the future.
Each commission excites me and is a new adventure and I pride myself in delivering high quality permanent artworks, delivered on time and within budget. Please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss any projects you may have in mind!
List of Clients
- National Trust
- Birmingham City Council
- Canal and River Trust
- Warwickshire County Council
- Groundwork Trust
- Stratford upon Avon Council
- World Wildlife Fund for Nature
- Bromford Housing Trust
- The Wildlife Trust
- Driver Hire
- British Trust for Conservation Volunteers
- Red Bull
- Ikon Gallery
- Walsall Museum and Art Gallery
- Scottish Water
- Many primary and secondary schools!