I have diplomas in art, media and design and I have certificates and diplomas in art history and religious art and I also have a post graduate certificate in religious art. I have also studied silversmithing. I'm a self taught jewellery artist and I enjoy making items from fabric and beaded cabochons and even buttons and odd threads of fleece and mixed wool fibres. My passion therefore is in mixed media so I also love creating pictures and books using paints, paper, fabric, cabochons, beads, sterling silver and silver & gold leaf and even shards of glass!
In 2011 I became a domestic abuse support worker and this subject matter appears in my work also. When my domestic abuse art is sold I give a percentage to the charity. www.davss.org.uk
All the above is my "timeline" of my past but for some years now my time is spent only creating. I don't know why I focus more on the spiritual side of creating my art but it's most certainly the part that gives me the most pleasure and personal satisfaction.
When I made my art books, (where I have hand created each page but there are many pages for you to add your thoughts and feelings etc), I know I lost time and I would often work well into the early hours of the morning!
I would look out of my studio room window and see the stars and moon and at this time I feel more connected to the universe and the art. I also have with me a mini dvd player so I play all the old films I have collected over the years. Also, listening to Mike Oldfield really makes me "get in the zone"! Hopefully that makes sense!
I have many more pictures, hand made books and heavily detailed wall art still to list so do please save me and call back often.
Thank you for your time!