I have multiple strands of creative practice and most (if not all) of them are inspired by the legend, landscape and people of Wales. Living on the western slopes of the Blaenau ridge means I am surrounded by its rugged beauty and the sight of watching nature reclaim a land that has been exploited and scarred by man.
As you wander through my website, you will be able to see how my work is influenced by the ancient and weather-beaten Welsh hillsides as well as finding out more about how exciting it is to have several different facets of a creative portfolio at your fingertips.
My early college education and first degree equipped me to practise as a professional textile artist but I can also turn my hand to mixed media work, watercolour sketching and map making in various genres; A BA(Hons) degree from the University of Glamorgan in 2007 led me to becoming a published and prize winning writer, as comfortable crafting fiction or composing poetry as I am reviewing books or editing the work of other writers. In between times I am – or have been – a teacher, tutor, workshop leader, counsellor, coach and guide.
One of my main strands of interest links to exploring, mapping and interpreting ancient tracks and trails. Landscapism, rural Psychogeography (including history, topography and eponymy), Welsh folkore and legend, earth magic and early Celtic Christianity all combine to inspire expressing the spirit of place in a range of genres.
I am currently studying for an MA in Contemporary Crafts at Hereford College of Arts. My work there centres around creating maps of both the physical and metaphysical landscape.