Inspiration for my work is fuelled by my enthusiasm for the natural environment. The fluid organic forms of woodland environments and the flowing natural rhythms of coastal landscapes pique my interest. Growing up in Hampshire, very near to the New Forest, I have been lucky enough to spend a lot of time in this wonderful location. I find its wildness, the history of the area and the beauty of this ancient woodland magical.
Like many artists and craftsmen over the years, the natural world provides a wealth of inspiration and I have no doubt it has influenced me too. I hope my love for nature and my immediate surroundings shines through in the pieces that I create and they become treasured pieces of jewellery that will be passed down the generations as family heirlooms imbued with meaning and symbolism.
I create my jewellery from my workshop in Hampshire (UK). The New Forest provides a wealth of inspiration for my designs. I sketch and use photography as a means of recording the enticing features within these exceptional locales.
Leaves from my sketchbook....
The New Forest is a place which lifts my spirits, feeds my soul and has directly influenced both past and present art work, ultimately leading to the creation of my signature 'Leaves' jewellery collection, which includes the 'Swirling Leaves' and 'Willow Leaves' collections. Other collections feature 'English Oak Leaves', 'Ivy Leaves', beech leaves as well more stylised versions of leaves. Other designs echo my enthusiasm for the natural world and include the 'Twigs', 'Berries', 'Fleur' and 'Calla Lily' collections.