I am a mosaic artist living and working in Somerset, UK, although originally from Devon.
17 years ago I was making and exhibiting my works of collage and photomontage after having graduated
with an Honours Creative Arts Degree.
I moved into a school house in Devon with my partner and first two little boys and asked the headteacher if I could run some art workshops with the kids. He took me to the front of the school and presented me with a wall approximately 2m wide and asked me to mosaic it with the kids.
Armed with mosaic books from the library and advice and help from local builders I taught myself how to build my first mosaic. Since then I have developed my skills and my style through experimentation, persistence,and obsession.
I am inspired by the strength, structure and colours of nature, especially skies, weather, trees and birds. Many of my mosaics are stories that are similar to ancient myths; looking at the world as a primitive and magical place. Often I plan my work as a sequence, to allow the flow of time and movement and this then leads to a stop-motion mosaic animation, allowing me to experiment and make the story come to life.
In 2006 I was awarded professional membership of the Somerset Guild of Craftsmen.
I am also a member of BAMM (British Association for Modern Mosaic) and of the Bath Area Network of Artists.
I make work for exhibition and commission, and I run private workshops and work with schools.