I have lived in Sherwood Forest since I was 6 months old, and this famous woodland has left an indelible mark on my psyche.
The sights, sounds and smells I experience whenever I walk beneath those gnarled oak boughs evoke memories of a childhood spent exploring an intensely atmospheric arboreal fantasy world.
Wood was the logical choice to use as the basis of my work.
The touch and smell of the wood, particularly when I am burning it; intensifies the connection to memories.
The wood forms the foundation of my work; indeed the nature of the material shares the metaphysical space as the concept.
Mutable, temporal and subjective; these words can attributed to memory, nature and my work.
I have spent over 10 years studying in art education, at further and higher levels.
I started my pyrography business at the end of 2012 and have been continuously developing my skills since that time.
When I began I was mainly burning decorative patterns and images onto craft related items such as spoons and jewellery boxes, but over the years I have been getting back to my Fine Art roots and pushing the boundaries as to what constitutes pyrography.