Initially trained and attracted to the precision of the drawing board, I expanded to the freedom of mark making and the brush. My introduction to stained glass work was by chance back in 1997, but I soon realised that the accuracy and precision needed, feeds that perfectionism within me, whilst the process of creating and incorporating images on the glass, satisfies my free flowing artistic side.
Having trained at the Bristol School of Art in 2004, I now work from my studio in the grounds of my home. My work combines traditional leaded stained glass with paints, stains and enamels as well as incorporating sand blasting and etching techniques. It typically depicts animals, birds, folklore and Celtic weave patterns. I also more recently have taken to capturing scenes of favourite places around Somerset. My inspiration comes from the wonderful nature around me and reflects my connection to Land, Sea and Sky.
As a qualified teacher, I run glass workshops, take private commissions and carry out repair work. My work and greeting cards can be found for sale in various galleries as well as in our shop. I am also one of only one hundred glass artists worldwide featured in the book ‘Creative Glass’ (Schiffer).
I was recently interviewed by BBC Radio Somerset about my work. You can hear the interview right HERE.