Whilst studying at Glasgow School of Art I specialised in Illustration and always aimed
to push the constrictions of traditional ideas. Illustration can no longer be defined as
drawings in books. It is now being titled Visual Communication which incorporates
many areas of art. Illustration is bridging the gap between Fine Art and Design.
I aim to bridge the gap between Illustration and Contemporary Craft.
I am passionate about drawing and believe that beautiful drawings can enlighten and
invigorate people. I want to bring drawings into the home by applying my artwork
onto household furniture, clothing and furnishings.
Research is central to my work and old books, magazines, blogs, charity shops and
markets are all important for inspiration and ideas. I am a keen sketchbook keeper
and encourage others to use them as a method of developing ideas visually.
I am skilled in using Adobe Photoshop and always use it to develop and finalise my work.
Computers are such a brilliant tool for developing visuals quickly and professionally.
I hope to experiment with and expand the boundaries of surface pattern by combining
my drawings with a variety of textile techniques to make beautiful and unique one-off
pieces such as knitting my drawings into jumpers or printing paper to put onto furniture.
I have been working as an artist for the last two years but am restricted due to lack of
technical equipment. I love working in a studio surrounded by other creative people.
I would relish the opportunity to work alongside students at Bradford College.