Paper is my medium - everything I do begins with a blank sheet of paper. I make a range of books and works in cut paper, from unique constructed books to limited and unlimited editions and multiples and wall-hung pieces. My work combines a range of processes, including stitching, bookbinding, hand painting, printing and hand and machine cutting. I use and embrace technology, but whatever I am working on starts life as a drawing or a hand cut - or both. I am happy to work to commission, and can incorporate favourite text, snippets of poetry or songs in client work as well as my trademark plant and animal imagery. I run workshops and courses on papercutting and artist’s books, so do keep an eye out for information on these on my Facebook page and in my occasional newsletter - for which you can sign up here
My background is in Embroidery, in which I did a degree at Manchester Metropolitan University, and I retain a love of textiles, bringing many of those techniques into my work. I originally qualified and worked for ten years as a solicitor, following my first degree in Classics - and I like to think that I’ve moved from analysing and dissecting text in a metaphorical sense, to a literal one.