Much of my work is about the natural world, specifically the intricacies of plant and microbe morphology. My practice examines the way in which we order and simulate the natural world in order to attempt to understand its complexities. I create both fictitious, and more scientific, depictions of natural forms. Existing between fact and fiction the work is used to explore ideas of nature as a human construct: a place of the imagination as well as the physical world. I often employ the manipulation of scale to create intimations of hidden worlds. The achromatic and translucent qualities of pared vellum belie the familiarity of  recognised form, creating further ambiguity about the nature of the work. The work is designed to provoke curiosity and articulate the often overlooked details of the environments we inhabit.

News / Exhibitions
Jerwood Makers Open 2017

I am very happy to announce I have been selected as one of five makers for the Jerwood Makers Open 2017.

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Dangerous Discoveries- Biddulph Grange Gardens

Just taken down the work at Biddulph. All the pieces survived despite one of them spending a National Trust season in a damp Ice House!
Thank you to everyone involved for an interesting and adventurous show in an extraordinary place.
Read a review by Anna Francis Dangerous Discoveries

Freshfields, Fleet Street

I am exhibiting at Freshfields over the summer:
Freshfields, 65 Fleet St, EC4Y 1HS
020 7936 4000 (by appointment)

Collect Talk Nature and Place

I will be talking about my work and in conversation with Angus Ross and Adam Buick, chaired by folk singer Sam Lee. Collect, Sunday 10th May, 2.45pm

Collect 2015

I will be showing work as part of the Contemporary Applied Arts exhibit at Collect in May 2015. Very exciting!

Biddulph Grange Garden National Trust Project June -Nov 2015

I am one of five artists commissioned to make work in response to this incredible Victorian garden, Biddulph Grange Garden
Working title for the project is Dangerous Discoveries and my pieces will be based around the obsessive orchid collecting of one the garden’s designers James Bateman. I will soon start a blog detailing the project

Make, Create, Cultivate Symposium

I will be in conversation with Deirdre Figueiredo and Thomas Appleton about the ‘Make the Most’ Project as part of the Make, Create, Cultivate Symposium

CAA Show 25.06.14- 31.08.14

As part of the Perrier-Jouet Arts Salon Award you can see an exhibition of my work at Contemporary Applied Arts or see my profile at CAA members

Champagne Perrier-Jouët Arts Salon Prize 2014

I am excited to announce I have won the Perrier-Jouët Arts Salon Prize 2014. As part of the prize I will be exhibiting at Contemporary Applied Arts from the 25th June. Further details to follow.

Select 2014 at Newark Park

I will be exhibiting at Newark Park, an extraordinary National Trust property which was originally a fifteenth century hunting lodge, as part of SIT Select 2014 from 23rd April until 8th June.