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More About Me...

I am a DBS cleared professional freelance artist and have been running specialist art workshops in schools for over 15 years. With a wealth of experience and being endorsed by many Arts Organisations, Schools, Children’s Centres and Adult Education groups, I am committed to providing creative, meaningful, hands on workshops for both children and adults alike.

I am fortunate to work from a fabulous art studio called “Soulspace” when I’m not running workshops elsewhere. The studio, which is in an old mill, is a lovely bright light filled space with big windows overlooking the landscape. There are two studios within one space, which I share with fellow local artist Michael Howley, and together we have created a wonderful creative environment, heated by a wood burning stove, with a spacious centre table to run workshops and classes.

Here I offer specialist classes including teacher training and textile workshops as have an abundance of materials and resources I have built up and gathered over the years, all of which serves as great inspiration for workshops. Over the years, I have been invited to groups and facilitated talks and demonstrations, workshops in schools plus adult classes such as art and textile groups such as various Embroiderers Guild groups, taking all the resources with me, bar the kitchen sink! Having consolidated a rich source of materials in one place, I can offer specialist workshops for adults and also training with art co-ordinators from here, as well as offering in house workshops and courses online via Zoom also.

Look out for dates and courses what’s coming up or fill in the add me to your mailing list and you will receive the latest information. From the studio, I also produce my own artwork – layered ink textile and collaged illustrations, built up with stitching, which I sell in galleries and at various art fairs and events. Please see the gallery of artwork I produce and I also create personalised commissions and bespoke pieces, so please contact me if you wish to enquire about creating an individual piece.

My approach...

Whether I’m working with you, in your school or setting, or as an individual, I’ll be hoping to bring some inspiration to you and believe that through collaboration and the sharing of ideas, magic happens. Its through connection and conversation which forms meaningful relationships with the people I’m working with, Helping others to thrive and build confidence is my passion and art is at the heart of everything I do, whether that be in demonstrations, presentations, workshops, 1-2-1 teaching and across all aspects of my creative approach.