As a member of Arts Connection I have been privileged to be involved with so many community art projects over the years. This has been an invaluable experience for developing my own skills in devising and delivering workshops for all ages and abilities. As an Artist most of my work now is socially engaging.
I come from a background of studying Fine Art and a love of the outdoors and all it has to offer us in learning, creating, experimenting and the very therapeutic experience in doing so.
I grow many varieties of willow on my land and have a good grounding in the traditional skills of coppice crafts. With this it is possible to create on any scale from the small to round-house.
I love to experiment with ideas, methods and materials. My hunter-gatherer instincts have me collecting industrial off-cuts, and all kinds of colourful, interesting and safe often disregarded materials. This makes for an interesting contrast to natural materials.
It is also good to work in collaboration on projects with other artist members and to be involved with projects that I would probably not have considered on my own. The International Sculpture Symposium, creating a piece of chain-saw sculpture at Lake Vyrnwy was such an experience, amazing.
I am open to suggestions for groups/individuals wishing to use my land.