I have been in love with Textiles from a young age, my mum was very creative and trained to be an interior designer. I inherited a lot of my artistic flare from her and my Grandma who is a painter. I studied textiles from an early age but I didn't start painting until my A-Levels, after taking evening classes in Life drawing I really fell in love with capturing the human form.
Upon finishing my A-Levels I decided to study an Art Foundation Diploma. I felt this year was essential for completely immersing myself within all artistic mediums and also learning new skills that I hadn't had access to, in particular a module in Photoshop and a short course Diploma in Photography which I loved. Having the chance to experience so many different areas with Art and Design was such an invaluable experience. I decided to study Textiles for my degree and went to the University of Southampton's campus Winchester School of Art to study Textiles, Fashion and Fibre. I graduated from the University of Southampton with a 2:1 in Textile Art.
I am now based in the midlands and my portfolio focuses on the figurative form. I create mixed media paintings using a bold acrylic painting style work is bold. My latest collection of paintings include stitched elements portraying tattooed subjects I have embroidered their tattoos into the canvas.
I also create embroidered art pieces stitched fashion illustrations, I embroider card creating a textural interesting pieces that are unusual and unique. The simplicity of the stitched line really lends itself to the human form.
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