I am a multi-disciplinary artist and maker, creating handprinted designs for fabric and clothing. I also make sculptural assemblages and couture hats.
In 2017 I co-founded and managed the ACE-funded arts project SICK! Living With Invisible Illness.
My artistic practice explores the act of creativity as a panacea – shifting my awareness of pain towards something positive. I have personal experience of living with invisible illness in the form of chronic pain (fibromyalgia and hypermobility), OCD and anxiety. I explore this in my work across various media and embrace collaborations.
In 2016 I was featured on Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour talking about my day to day life living with invisible illness and how I use my creative practice to cope with pain and stop using traditional pain medication entirely.
In 2014 I co-curated the exhibition ‘Disquiet Beauty’ at the Rochester Art Gallery, showing the work of international artists Kate McGwire and Tessa Farmer alongside myself, local artists Cormac McManigan and recent graduate Kerry Howley.