I am a printmaker who specialises in relief and intaglio printing. Carving intricate details into lino, my prints are inspired by the flora and fauna of the natural world. I have always had a very strong, emotional connection to nature. This influences and inspires my every creation.
I am based in Leeds, and have the wonders of the Yorkshire Dales on my doorstep. I spend a lot of time on countryside walks investigating every plant or critter that tickles my curiosity. My practice is split between my studio at home and the Leeds Print Workshop cooperative in the city centre. I am a member of the People of Print creative community, who support and promote printmakers across the globe.
Using bold colours and stylised foliage, my prints are informed by textile designers such as Josef Frank and the patterns found in Iznik pottery from the Middle East. My Pomegranates print was inspired by summers spent along the Aegean coast off Turkey.
I studied Printed Textiles and Surface Pattern Design at Leeds Arts University, graduating in 2016. During the 2016 New Designers summer exhibition in London, I won an award by The Clothworkers Company, who support the nation’s textile heritage. I now attend an annual event for alumni’s to network with other designer makers in the textiles industry.
Alongside my printmaking practice, I am also a print designer for interiors and childrenswear. I am currently designing for Lion & Leopard also based in Yorkshire.
Past Exhibitions and Events
Exhibited in Marlborough Open Studios Summer Exhibition
Exhibited in Marlborough Open Studios Summer Exhibition Exhibited at New Designers, London Exhibited designs at Surtex, New York
Exhibited in Marlborough Open Studios Summer Exhibition Exhibited and sold designs to Boden at Indigo Trade Fair, Paris Exhibited in an Arts and Crafts fair in Collingbourne Kingston ‘Priceless and Worthless’ Exhibition, Leeds College of Art
Exhibited in the Foundation Show, Plymouth College of Art
Exhibited in a collaborative exhibition at La Cafeotecque, Paris. They also used my illustrations for some merchandise for the cafe
2016 Awarded The Clothworkers’ Company Printed Textiles Design Prize, New Designers, London
2015 Marlborough Open Studios Bursary Winner, including a day mentoring with Wiltshire artist Michael Angove
2013 Awarded the David Heal Prize, Plymouth College of Art
2011 Exhibited in the annual Royal Academy’s Young British Artists Exhibition in the Mall Gallery’s, London. Awarded the title RBA Scholar