I am a self-taught professional papercut artist living and working in beautiful North Wales, UK, with my partner and our dogs; Millie and Miso. I create original artwork inspired by Japan and my love of nature, using traditional techniques. I also work on bespoke commissions for personal and commercial clients as this gives me the opportunity to work to individual, varied briefs - which I love!
I initially discovered papercutting in 2009 and instantly fell in love with the artistic process and using paper as a medium. I draw my designs in reverse on the back of the paper (which means I have perfected writing backwards - can I add that to my CV?) before cutting it out by hand with my scalpel, this takes hours to complete.
I was born and raised in London until the age of 7, when we moved to North Wales. Growing up surrounded by beautiful countryside and wildlife has definitely given me a lot of inspiration for my work! I am also hugely passionate about the environment, climate change, endangered species, mental health and Japanese culture - so regularly try to include these issues in my designs.
I am a huge lover of everything 80's (if I could actually sing then Africa by Toto would 100% be my karaoke song), hiking, cooking, anything craft related, and binge-watching documentaries, property programmes and awful reality shows.
I have previously exhibited my work in places such as the Brick Lane Gallery in London, the Chester Arts Fair, joint exhibitions in Yorkshire and Oslo, Norway; and most recently at the Matisse & Contemporary Paper Artists exhibition at the Rheged Centre, Cumbria.