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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, 8 October 2012

"A Paper Garden City" - exhibition up and ready to see....

The latest works are ready to see! "A Paper Garden City" is on at Letchworth Art Centre and runs from 1 October until 31st October. Ten new Letchworth pieces. Please do leave a comment for me....


Letchworth Art Centre opening hours are:

 Mon- Frid 10 - 5 and Saturday 10 - 3pm

Letchworth Art Centre
2 The Arcade, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 3EW.
 01462-670788
info@letchwortharts.org




On the floor..."A Paper Garden City"


Just before I had these new Letchworth - "A Paper Garden City" pieces framed up, I laid them on the floor in their rough, in-punch-pockets state. I'd never really done that before... I suppose as this is the first time for ages that I have made a very focussed collection of work. When I made the Letchworth pieces four years ago I didn't ever do it, so really its the first time! What's lovely to see is that they all seem to fit together...and there is an integrity to them that I haven't seemed to capture before. They are all so simple... just views of the town, nothing fancy at really. I am as chuffed as punch with them though....




A Paper Garden City - laid out on the floor

Monday, 1 October 2012

A paper Garden City - new Letchworth works since 2008

I have been making some new Letchworth Garden City pieces.....it's been four years since I made the ones for the solo exhibition at the First Garden City Heritage Museum that set me on a whole new path with my paper work, a path that started me making the architectural paper cuts. Before that I had just been fiddling about with white line figure paper cuts. The Heritage Museum show was a whole show of just Letchworth buildings. Click HERE to see the work I made for the show.

This is one of the new ones though - a set of ten new pieces, just A4 in size and half way cut of course. I love Letchworth station... there has been many journeys there into the smoke... and Welwyn Garden City is a favourite too. Many hours have been spent there watching the fastest trains thunder through. I just love the speed. It's very heartening making some work based on Letchworth. I have been here over twenty years now... there are many memories as I wander round the town,. so many memories. They all seemed to be present in my head, through my hand as I was making these. I suppose its because its home now...it's where I live, where I exist. Where my heart is.