I'm a travelling textile artist and illustrator, based in the seaside town of Penarth, just outside Cardiff.
I'm a keen member of the Urban Sketchers group, a global community of artists who draw on location.
I love to record my daily life through sketches and watercolours, usually from my trusty converted van.
I then combine collage applique, free-motion, and hand embroidery techniques to create textile art.
I like each piece to tell a story about the people, landscapes, and scenes included in the subject material.
Where possible, I enjoy incorporating vintage fabrics sourced from my local town.
In June 2022, I won the Oriel Cric Gallery's 'Best Overall Picture' award, for my piece based on a 1912 Penarth shop. This is currently on display at the gallery's Open Art Exhibition.
What I do
I sell original watercolours and stitched art, as well as teaching freelance. My most recent class was a two day workshop in textile art, which took place near Cowbridge.
I'm available to travel throughout the UK to deliver both stitched art workshops and talks
(please contact me for prices and availability).
I also welcome commissions with prices given on request –
the starting fee is generally £150 for hoop art, and £200 for approximate A3 size pieces of work.
Where you can find my work
Currently my art can be found on sale at Pickford's Galley & Bar at Penarth Esplanade and Queen Street Gallery in Neath. A selection of my greeting cards can be found at Penarth's independent Griffin Books.
I'll also have some work on sale at the upcoming Cowbridge Food and Drink Festival.
Some previous exhibitions
Welsh Contemporary Open Art Exhibition,
Waterford Gallery (Haverford West) and The Mall Gallery (London)
(September - November 2019, November 2020)
I exhibited a large stitched picture of Mumbles Pier, Swansea, which is now for sale!
I was selected to exhibit for a second time at London's Oxo Tower in 2020
(unfortunately cancelled for obvious reasons!)
Celebrating Art in the Vale, Art Central Gallery, Barry
(Open night: 3rd July 2019, 6:30pm - 8:30pm)
A selection of my work was on display alongside other artists from the Vale of Glamorgan.
Adre/Home, joint exhibition with Haf Weighton, Penarth Pier Pavilion
(April – May 2019)
This was my largest exhibition to date, involving fully booked workshops and a Meet the Artist event.
The Contemporary Textiles Fair, Teddington
Selected to exhibit as a new designer as part of the Raw Fibres initiative.
Emerging Artist Exhibition, Creates Gallery, Usk
(February – March 2019)
Selected pieces of my work were on show.
Showcase at Waterloo Tea, Cardiff
(October – December 2018)
Loving the urban vibe of this award-winning cafe, located in a beautiful Edwardian arcade, I showcased an updated selection of my work.
Swansea Festival of Stitch
I showcased my work at the National Maritime Museum and led fully booked workshops.
Showcase at Waterloo Tea, Penarth
I curated and promoted my first ever exhibition at this local hotspot in my home town.