I am an artist with a passion for pattern, visual trickery and storytelling. From the historical Nottingham lace trade to the romance of the circus, my films, animations, designs for wallpaper and prints draw inspiration from my research and artist-residencies.
What I love is to create stories that a glance one could miss, but that a second take might reveal. I love the way an artwork can keep showing you something new. I also love that old-fashioned ‘veil’ over everything. The Victorians loved the erotic, and they were so artful in disguising it.
I draw inspiration from that historical victorian aesthetic, wallpaper archives at the Whitworth Gallery, and recently from a year long research residency in the place my great-great grandfather worked 100 years ago as a lace designer, The Nottingham Lace Archive. Future work will involve collaborations with other archive collections, such as The National Fairground Archive in Sheffield.