I work as a poet and artist with schools and community groups. I use acrylics, pastels and felt pens and fine liners in different aspects of my work. Sometimes I put my poems onto canvas with acrylics.
My project with the Maryport Extended School’s Partnership funded by Clore Duffield Foundation led to an exhibition of the children’s poems on canvas at Dove Cottage, Carlisle Cathedral and local libraries. I am inspired by the local landscape and abstracts and pattern seen in little pockets of nature like rock pools, butterfly wings and daisies. At the moment my art revolves around using my dad’s old stamps in collage and sponge-painting large joyful daisies in acrylics.