Why Bookarts? Books are familiar, and have always been part of my life. I grew up without a television and it was books that offered an escape and adventure to somewhere else. As a child I would constantly draw and make my own little books. I studied at Harrow School of Art, and went on to be a freelance illustrator. I like the challenge of how to convey an idea in book-form, and to push the boundaries on the traditional idea of a book. What materials do you like to use? I am open to learning new methods and using anything which is sympathetic to the idea I am trying to express. I incorporate a range of techniques -printmaking, sculpture and textiles to name a few. I am keen to promote the idea of using a variety of recycled materials and have previously made work with coffee filters, plastic bags, and old worn textiles.
What inspires you? Many things inspire me. Artists such as Elizabeth Frink, Rozanne Hawksley David Hockney, and Alice Kettle being just a few. Grayson Perry is a particular favourite.