I am a self-taught papercut artist based in the seaside town of Bangor, Northern Ireland.
I am probably best known for my original hand-drawn and hand-cut paper illustrations, inspired by Northern Irish nostalgia, everyday life, love, loss; by beautiful words and untold stories.
I've always been creative and when I started papercutting in 2012, it was something new and exciting for me to try out. I loved it so much, I soon found myself drawing and cutting my original illustrations every day!
In September 2013, I became a resident artist with Project 24, better known as the 'Art Pods' on Bangor's seafront. Here I gained lots of experience working with members of the public, taking part in art exhibitions, working alongside other artists and practicing my art. Once I was in my own studio space, there was no stopping me.
I have a worldwide following and have sold pieces internationally to clients in Europe, the Middle East, Australasia and North America with returning clients who have built collections of my work. I have also been approached by a number of galleries and my art currently hangs exclusively in a Holywood gallery. I am a member of Seacourt Print Workshop, which is a centre for contemporary printmaking, where I am developing a range of hand-printed screen prints, based on my original papercut art, which I will use on textiles and collectable prints.
As my residency enters its third year, I have built my online presence to expand commercially, leaving my time in the Art Pods to concentrate on commission pieces and artistic development that will see some new and exciting ideas, coming soon! Please pop in and say Hello!
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News to share! My hand-pulled, two colour screen print from an original hand cut paper illustration called, 'Arbor Femina' is currently featured in "Double Vision", an exhibition initiated by Seacourt Print Workshop as part of its ongoing International Partnership Programmes. The exhibition toured to the Cultural Centre Vanha Paukku in Lapua, Finland in September 2016 and will travel to Pyramid Atlantic in Washington DC during May 2017.