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Link to a recording of my Interview on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme – 26/01/2015

A bit about me

I am an artist based in St Leonards On Sea, East Sussex, who is currently in the final year of study on a Knitted Textiles Masters degree at the Royal College of Art. I work with a range of mediums including (but not limited to) pen & ink, knitting, and sound. My work provides social comment on everyday events.

I have over a number of years developed a style of drawn illustration that tries to distill and capture the essence and energy of everyday events or moments in people’s lives in a simple, evocative snapshot.

I have designed and created commissioned art knits  for numerous advertising agencies – Recent campaigns included (Time For Boom Ltd) ‘knitted football jumpers for Newcastle United and Sunderland FC and Knitted Coco Caramel cosy  design (Red Consultancy) for ‘Nestles Shreddies ‘Knitting Nanas‘.

I have a PGCE in Higher Education and have lectured at various universities for over 10 years in Design and Employability. I am also a trained Artsward advisor for Discover, Explore, Bronze and Silver awards.

In 2004 I was awarded a MBE for services to the community.  I have been invited to be a motivational speaker at numerous events including, London School of Economics, Exeter University,  BBC TV’s after Dark with Helena Kennedy and The Jury, Channel 4 TV.

  • Knitted Toy Theatre – Deloitte Festival, 2015, The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
  • Blue Line – Art in Romney Marsh 2014, St Thomas a Becket Church, Fairfield
  • An Exhibition of Memories, Craftivists, Hastings. 2014
  • OMG – Art in Romney Marsh 2013, All Saints Church, Lydd
  • Selected drawings – Stains and Traces 2014 – Hastings Arts Forum
  • Two Faced Jumper – TXT 2013 – Kings Gallery, Hastings
  • Out of the Blue – Art on the railings -St Leonards Festival – 2013
  • Members Show – Hastings Art Forum 2011

I am happy to undertake commissions so contact me today!