2017 Highlights

On 10th February 2017 my work was exhibited with Sue Ryder as part of Light Night Nottingham. I was also invited to run a workshop inviting Sue Ryder visitors to unpick labels from rags that would later be assembled in a new piece of work. In April I had the pleasure of meeting Diana Ali from the Big Painting Challenge at the Private View of the Summer Exhibition, Institute of Mental Health Nottingham University. I also met members of the International Churchill Society at a Champagne reception including Churchill’s Grandson Randolph Churchill. In May I launched a project offering an exciting opportunity for Duke of Edinburgh Award holders to participate. The portrait was a huge success and was exhibited at Royal Tailors Kent, Haste & Lachter in Mayfair, London, and later in Derbyshire to celebrate the Queen and Duke’s 70th Wedding Anniversary. I also had fun creating a canvas of R2D2 from used labels relating to space and planets.

It was a wonderful achievement to produce a commission of Jane Austen for the 200th celebrations at Winchester Cathedral, which also saw the launch of the new ten-pound note. I was interviewed on BBC Radio Derby and BBC Radio Nottingham, also appearing on BBC TV Breakfast and in the BBC Radio Times Magazine. Not forgetting a two-page spread in Australia’s Homespun (Designer Edge) Magazine.  Two of my original works from the collection of 20,000 used labels were sold to collectors and a selection of my work is now available at The Makers, Ashbourne, Derbyshire.

Now looking forward to an exciting 2018.
Happy New Year.


Bee print 'Yellow Bee with 104 garments'

Sale Bee print. 'Yellow Bee with 104 garments' 30 x 30 cm.
Limited Edition Print (of 95) £40 plus postage.
Details: Original print on 315g soft textured acid balanced fine art paper very high grade, light fast inks. Scanned on a cruise flat bed to give partially 3D effect. 

Original Bee assembled with dressmaker pins and used labels gathered from 104 garments. Bees help to pollinate cotton, cotton is used to make garments. Also available at Derby Museums shop selling unique insect inspired gifts. 

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Bee print: Yellow Bee with 104 garments 

Bee print: Yellow Bee with 104 garments