JOLLY NICE CREATIONS

Mixed Media Artist

I have a passion for all manner of arts and crafts, and am increasingly drawn to mixed media techniques that incorporate my love of photography. I am keen to explore image transfer and its applications within my work, particularly in heavily textured pieces and thoseinvolving textiles. I won the Mixed Media category and overall ‘Artist of the Dockyard’ with my piece, ‘No 3 Slip’ at the biennial Art in the Dockyard, 2013. Much of my work has practical applications – felted or stitched bags, knitted corsages and jewellery pieces – and often recycles fabrics and wools, or broken and unloved ‘treasures’ to breathe new life into them. This stems from a ‘make do and mend’ ethos inherited from my mother long before recent events made it fashionable to do so.