Completing a degree at Nottingham Trent in Decorative Arts allowed me to experiment with a wide range of 3D materials. I found myself drawn to the properties and possibilities of Jesmonite as a media and its sustainability. It lent itself to my use of dramatic colour which I was drawn to from the surrounding environment. My inspiration comes from the decay and layering of graffiti and torn posters in cities to the natural landscape evolving over time creating ever changing layers and colours.
I'm super excited to be returning to the Heseltine Gallery after winning an award there previously. It was a huge achievement which gave me confidence that I am on the right path in creating art that people can love just as much as I do and appreciate the time and effort that goes into each one. The contemporary gallery as a whole is a great area for artwork, having such a large amount of glass allowing natural light to fill the room shows off everyone’s work in its best form. Something that is very notable about the gallery is the ability to be able to get up close and personal with artists work with the added benefit of the artist being local gives the opportunity for a potential buyer or an individual to actually speak to the artist about their work and how they came about to create their piece as well as any future pieces they may be working on.