Artist & Facilitator

I am a freelance artist based in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria in the North West of England. I have worked within the performing and fine arts for 20 years. Initally I worked within the theatre as a performer and on production. Then moving on to a street circus group that performed around the UK. I did my degree BA(hons) Fine Art at Uclan. For fifteen years I have collaborated with local arts organisations, worked on youth community projects and in schools running a variety of creative projects. I am currently a member of North Lonsdale Embroiderers Guild, Blue Tarn, a rural womens artists collective and Trident Textiles, based in Furness. I am always working on a variety of small scale projects including photography, textile and mixed media. Although my favourite thing is meeting and talking to interesting people!

Monday, 25 June 2012

New Beginnings!

A quick catch up...well, one month in to a new job and all is going well!  I am fortunate enough to have been given a position at Signal Films and Media in Barrow, as team assistant.  I am working self employed but with a contract of 24 hours a week.  Although I am lady of all jobs, I think it is great!  So much happening and never a dull moment!  I have known the company for some years and had spent time on courses and recently been a volunteer for the heritage project.  I really have fallen on my feet at such a time of possible change!  My son starts reception in September and I was thinking of looking for some further projects or work.  An exciting new project is just about to begin with  digital media artist Michael Day about to begin his residency.  To learn more about Signal Films follow the link...

The dog blog project had floundered a bit lately as I have been so busy but I managed to get one up this weekend of  Val and her doggies Beau and Flash.  My own dogs are doing great and have had 5 camping trips so far this Summer.  We are off to Auchenlarie with my cousin and her family of doggies in August too! Lolly and Teddy pictured above sunbathing on our last camping trip.  A lot more refined than my two terriers! Many more dog blog updates to follow!

Still working on pieces for the upcoming exhibition at The Beacon, in Whitehaven for with Blue Tarn.  I had deviated a little bit lately and felt a little disappointed with my results but I am now back on with it!  I cannot decide between printing on fabric and oversewing or collage! Or a bit of everything!