My work is about Phenology — the study of seasons. My process starts with walking, noticing, and documentation through photography. From photos, I create a colour library of hex codes. Then I design grid-based patterns using handmade algorithms. This approach gives the work a natural feel, mirroring nature’s patterns without repeats.
My work refers to Bauhaus textiles by evolving abstract pattern design using digital techniques. I have found cross-stitch a successful medium because of its grid-based constraints.
I hope that my works are a joyful celebration of the ever-changing nature of seasons. The colour library also acts as a climate archive to document colours and timings that may irretrievably be lost.
I am a visual artist working in Nottingham, born in Lancaster, UK. I studied at The Northern School of Art and Goldsmiths, University of London.
Last year I was awarded a Develop Your Creative Practice grant from Arts Council England to produce 12 new works and evolve the ideas that underpin my practice.
This year I have been invited to work on a commission by Attenborough Arts Centre in Leicester. My research project will focus on the River Trent and will explore the use of sustainable materials in abstract ways.
I have worked as a producer on projects with Birmingham Royal Ballet, The Caravan Gallery, and Nottingham Writer’s Studio and I have artwork in the Brooklyn Art Library collection, New York.
In my life outside art, I am a bird ringer with South Notts Ringing Group, which record biometric data of local bird species for conservation purposes.