Matisse and Contemporary Paper Artists
Rheged's 2022 summer exhibition included Matisse: Drawing with Scissors, his late works 1950-1954, from a Hayward Gallery Touring Exhibition, which features 35 lithographic prints of the famous cut-outs produced by Henri Matisse (1869-1954) in the last four years of his life. The exhibition also featured 200 artworks by 40 leading British Paper Artists including animation, origami, fashion, collage, 3d sculpture and paper cuts.
I was so proud to have five pieces in the exhibition.
James Cropper and Rydal Water
In 2021 I was invited by James Cropper PLC to create an art piece using their Rydal Packaging Collection, to create something beautiful related to Rydal/Rydal Water.
This collaboration has thoroughly inspired me. Rydal water is one of my favourite places to walk so to be asked to create a piece based on Rydal water using Rydal paper felt like a lovely project to do. I often only cut with 1 layer – usually cutting white paper and backing with black – but to showcase both the black and white paper I decided on a composition that would utilise both papers. Possibly something I may start doing in my practice.
Thank you for your interest. I am currently not taking on commissions but if you would like to chat to me about my work please get in touch via my email or social media.