Installation Artist Altered Book Artist Paper Sculptor Book maker Printmaker
I graduated from Wirral Metropolitan College with a first class BA honours degree in fine art in 2009 and I continued to develop my practice at the same institute on the fellowship program for a further year.
Since then I've been working independently from my studio at home and very recently from my studio space in The Old Bakery, Birkenhead.
I exhibit regionally, nationally and internationally. Within my art practice I work on community based projects & run workshops.
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I usually work with paper, constructing sculptural pieces from it, printing on it or make books from it. Books and magazines feature heavily in my work but I also recycle other discarded materials to form installations, bringing a new life and meaning to them.
My artwork is based on repetition and is inspired by pattern and shape found in nature. I feel compelled to work in multiples, which I use to mimic life, growth and regeneration. The processes involved in making my work are as important if not more important sometimes than the finished product.
I focus a lot of my attention on environmental issues and use my art practice as a platform to reflect my concerns of our consumption and environmental responsibility. I often recycle discarded materials to produce a response.
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Update August 2014
From the 26th- 29th August I will be running adult workshops in Wigan Libraries and the Museum of Wigan Life.
Info can be found here: http://www.wlct.org/wigan/libraries/whats-on/
A selection of 'Forest: Lungs of the World' will be showing in 'Exile' from 7th August – 14th September 2014 at The ONCA Gallery, 14 St George's Place, Brighton BN1 4GB. Open Wednesday – Friday : 12 – 7pm
Saturday – Sunday: 11 – 6pm
My work can be seen until 23 October in 'Connected' as part of Liverpools independent Biennial at the Arwork Studios and Gallery, The Oldprintworks, Navigation Rd, Northwich, CW8 1BP. Open Thurs-Sat 12-4
Finally, My Ivy installation dedicated to the memory of my Great Uncle Fredrick Hughes can be seen in ‘The Send Off’ WW1 National Trust exhibition at Knole House Sevenoaks until Wednesday 27th August. Open daily except Mondays 10.30 – 17.00. The Orangery, Knole, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 1HU