I am currently exhibiting these three seascape acrylic paintings of Ramsgate sands at the Christmas Art Fair at the Carre gallery in Sleaford, Lincolnshire. The exhibition is on til 5th January. Please do come along! Thankyou.

Since graduating...

Since graduating in September 2012 with a BA Hons in Fine Art from the University of Lincoln i have acquired an art studio to rent and have been having fun getting back into painting! I love it and am working towards building up a new portfolio of artwork to exhibit. I am also open for commissions. Please email me if you are interested in commissioning me and feel free to browse my blog. Thankyou :)

'The Third Degree' exhibition catalogue.

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The finished main installation: The pregnancy diary screenprinted on baby items and Kate's t-shirt hung on a washing line.  The basket underneath holds screenprinted and hand-printed images on baby clothes, towels etc.

The book I created on-line. This book narrates Kate's pregnancy with photos accompanying it.

My business cards.

    Photos from my Fine Art Degree show June 2012.

'The Third Degree'- Fine Art Degree show 2012

Our Fine Art Degree show 'The Third Degree' will be held at the Greestone Centre, Lindum Rd, Lincoln, LN2 1PF 

Private view is Fri 1st June from 6-8pm.
Open times:
Sat 2nd  10-4
Sun 3rd  10-4
Wed 6th  9.30-4
Thu 7th  9.30-4
Fri 8th    9.30-4
Mon 11th- Fri 15th  9.30-4

Closed  Mon 4th & Tue 5th  (Bank Holiday), Sat 9th & Sun 10th

For more info on exhibiting artists, please view our website:   http://lincolndegreeshow2012.wordpress.com

This single image below is the professional photograph i have had taken for the degree show catalogue as part of the University of Lincoln Fine Art degree show coming up in June 2012.

These photos below are screenprinted text onto baby-related items documenting my friend Kate's pregnancy journey.

This is another piece of work influenced by and researching the artist Mary Kelly. This is the repeated text image printed onto a muslin square using the alphabet blocks and blue water-based ink. This repetitive and tiring process represents the process of repetitive chores and emotions involved in bringing up children.

These images represent language used by Kate and her repetitive emotions and chores through pregnancy and after. The circular format represent a constant cycle of emotions. They are printed using alphabet blocks.

These are emotions that Kate felt during her pregnancy and the chores she did after the baby was born. These are constantly repeated.

Text asArt/Art as Text network

As part of the mini Text course at Uni that runs alongside our studio practice I decided to merge the two together by using the text that expressed Kate's emotions and described her daily routine as she was pregnant and subsequently when baby Seth had been born. I used children's alphabet fridge magnets to project onto baby items.

Mother and baby hand and footprints.

 This piece of text is part of my friend Kate's pregnancy diary and another merged with an image of in the early stages of pregnancy. I then printed more onto baby items such as vests, baby-gros and muslin squares, then hung them up on a washing line in my studio. I washed some of them and some of the images began to fade, like they do overtime after the repetitive process of washing.

  I have been incorporating text into my work and have been inspired by the artist and feminist Mary Kelly. These pieces are part of Kelly’s 1978 project and Exhibition ‘Post-Partum Document’ which explore and analyse the mother and child relationship. She records the relationship and dialogue (through Lacanian diagrams) between her and her own child athrough his early development whilst she faces the challenges of juggling motherhood (pro-creative role) and her career as an artist (creative role) through the 60’s and 70’s Women’s Movement.  Mary Kelly records how emotional and physical motherhood can be. She works onto baby-related items which has influenced me. I  work in a slightly different way by recording the period of time before birth.

Mary Kelly's work.

One of the artists whom I have been inspired by is the artist and feminist Mary Kelly. This piece is called Ante Partum 1973, a video loop transferred from Super 8 film, black and white.
I have now been experimenting with printing onto the baby-related items belonging to Kate's baby as i feel this becomes more personal to her as a mother and to me, as an artist and her friend. We also had a mini exhibition in the Greestone gallery to give us a little idea and feedback from fellow students on how our work might look in the degree show.

Studio at University

This is an idea I have for my final degree show; to display the documentation of my friend's pregnancy journey in order on a washing line, perhaps in-keeping with the domestic side to motherhood or a mother-to-be.


I started by making screenprints from my photos of my friend who was pregnant. They started out black and white, overlapping images and then I moved into colour.  Some came out with part of the image missing due to lost ink or the screen blocking but i quite like the faded areas.