wedding stationery ~ framed quotations ~ family trees ~ 22ct gold leaf initials ~ decorative canvases ~ christmas decorations ~ cards for all occasions ~ hand written books ~ events calligraphy
~ commissions large and small
All work is hand lettered and painted with the liberal addition of 22ct English Gold Leaf.
Using a variety of pens, nibs, inks, paints, handmade papers etc. I create both contemporary and traditional lettering, a time consuming and technically demanding practice that exudes the care and detail once bestowed upon the written word, now largely lost to technology.
With little margin for error, my method of working is finely tuned and accurate. I apply contemporary
materials using centuries old techniques.
My product range includes decorative and floral canvases, formal and contemporary calligraphy with gilding, hand painted wedding stationery , greetings cards and prints.
Driven by the challenge of precision and a fascination with medieval manuscripts my work displays a profusion of colour, gold leaf and lettering.
I have created numerous commissions such as Freedom of the City scrolls and former clients include Selfridges, Fortnum & Mason, the Royal Air Force, Lincoln Cathedral and Castle, plus a wide range of individual commissions.
In 1993 I moved to Lincoln and was accepted at Harding House Gallery on Steep Hill where I am currently the only founder artist involved and I am a member of the Lincolnshire Artists' Society.
Schoolgirl forger (handwriting)
BA Hons Degree Printed Textile Design (Loughborough University)
Royal Society of Arts Industrial Design Award (Wallcoverings)
Freelance Fabric Designer (Indesign, London)
Engineering Tracer, Manganese Bronze, Ipswich
Typography & Print Artist, The Printlab, Ipswich
Designed and marketed Nationwide Hand Painted Wedding Stationery
P/T Calligraphy Tutor De Montfort (now Lincoln) University
Founder and Current Artist Member of Harding House Gallery Lincoln
Designed and created Greetings Cards for Selfridges, Fortnum & Mason, Fenwick of Bond Street
Managed Instore Popup Workshops in Selfridges, London
Commissions include work for Lincoln Cathedral, Heritage Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire County Council, Borough of Charnwood, Royal Air Force, Churches and numerous individuals
E X H I B I T I O N S -
Usher Gallery, Lincoln
Harley Gallery, Welbeck, Notts
Cambridge Contemporary Art Gallery
Pierrepont Gallery, Thoresby Park, Notts
Ropewalk Gallery, Barton upon Humber
Sam Scorer Gallery, Drury Lane, Lincoln
20 –21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe
Boston Blackfriars Arts Centre
Trinity Arts Centre, Gainsborough
Lincoln Cathedral Medieval Library
Harding House Gallery, Lincoln