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I am a cut paper artist and I live in Arlesey, Bedfordshire. I'm originally from a small village outside Salisbury - Winterslow - in Wiltshire. I use a scalpel (and scissors too) to cut into single sheets of paper that I then layer from behind to create bold and striking images of buildings and places, expressing my love of the English landscape and the natural world about me.

Monday, 6 February 2017

New paper cutting for adults workshop date - March 9th 2017


 "Introduction to Papercutting for Adults" 
workshop at Letchworth Settlement, Herts

Coming up on the 9th March is another papercutting workshop for adults. I am running on this coming Thursday but it booked up very quickly, so I am running an additional one. The Letchworth Settlement is a wonderful place with a distinct character of its own. It's special to just visit the building! 

The evening workshop is for beginners and more advanced too....so if you have no experience, then do come along. I design projects that are very achievable so you go home with a finished piece and armed with knowledge and info sheets about where to get materials and equipment from.

The workshop is £17.00 per ticket. Workshop size is limited to 12 people. All materials are provided and I will be bringing homemade biscuits and tea and coffee on the night.

To book...... click HERE

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Paper flowers workshop......

Here are some more wonderful things created at the Broadway Gallery Family Art Studio workshop I ran back in October to run in conjunction with Rebecca Louise Law's exhibition that was on at the time. These were all created by a range of ages from 3's and up. 

Simple constructions of cut paper petals attached in the middle by glue-ing onto disks of paper and card, and then attached to a straw by using split pins. I glued them in place too for additional sturdiness. The straws were slight bendy ones, so it meant we could angel the flowers to a jaunty angle! A simple idea that worked really well. 

Everyone went home with handfuls of created paper flowers/collages and sculpture-ey things!!!

All these were made by one little girl!!

Chuff chuff!

Wiggly dangling ghosts......

Collage by a little 2 yr old.....

Spinning paper flowers......

Paper time flowers - one boys' fantastically individual and witty paper time flowers.....

I had to post these as just a separate group, made by one child on the Family Art Studio workshop at the Broadway Gallery in Letchworth Garden City on October 9th that I ran to work in conjunction with the exhibition by Rebecca Louise Law. I thought these were so utterly wonderful!!! They showed real wit and individuality.  I talked to the boy's mum and we talked a lot about his autism and how he sees the world so differently. She was fab So supportive of him and encouraging of his clear talents. What he made stood streets ahead in concept of the other children that came. It really was a real privilege to get the chance to help and work with him.

All the paper time flowers in a pretend pot..........

"The Dawn of Time"

"Eating Time"

"Explosion of Time"

"Bad/ Monster Time"

"Out of Time"