Artists Bio

I'm a trans, working class, disabled artist writer and activist, my work is autobiographical and mainly about my overlapping marginalised identities and experience of moving through the world with them. I've been a professional artist for 16 years, but the last decade I've been disabled, art has become my most valuable, and sometimes only, accessible means of communication

, especially when non-verbal.

I make traditional illustration, usually with gouache, but I do like to experiment, , but because one of both my OCD and autistic hyperfixations are numbers, I love making data art and diagrams, to explain idosyncrcacies or frustrations with the world, out of anything I can get my hands on.  like designing crochet patterns based on maths from health trackers, textile and medicine sculptures about how care hours affect treatment compliance during covid.

I’m particularly proud of my CATCH-22 word collage series, and word collages I’ve made with arts organisations off the back of it.  I use a label maker my carer gave me to communicate with when non verbal, before I had text to speech tech, and diagrams, to explain where multiply chronically ill people, slip through the cracks of the healthcare system.

Artist C.V

  • 2004-2008 Organising and running workshops with the Creative Collective at Lincoln Library, The Waterfront festival and for Lincoln City Council

  • 2004-2008 Running workshops with the Free Fall Fairys for Ecofest, Small World Festival, Global Village peace gathering and the Northern Green Gathering

  • 2010 Exhibitor and live performance art at In Vitro gallery’s body art exhibition

  • 2013-2016 running international artist collaboration and community workshop "the fantabulous travelling steamunk yarnbomb project."

  • 2014 Recycled fashion commission for West Lyndsay District Council

  • 2014 Costume commission for Southend theatre-crochet pattern design

  • 2014 Historical fashion illustration for Clockwork Chronicle magazine

  • 2015 illustrations for Svan Darc's “Penny a Purge” ep

  • 2016 Live public art performance for Nottingham Street Art Festival opening

  • 2016 Award winner at Surface Gallery’s street art exhibition

  • 2016 Collaborated on Moon video piece with G(irl)

  • 2017 ALE zine- cover illustration

  • 2017 Blackout Poem for Weird Garden zine

  • 2017 Running X-Church guerilla craft project

  • 2017 organiser, model and artist on cirque de doodles life drawing with zig-zag club

  • 2017 Live public art performance for Nottingham Street Art Festival opening

  • 2017  Largescale floor mural painting commission for Cafe Shanti

  • 2017  Ran sketch club and gave workshop on using sigils in ritual art at Scratchy Pens events

  • 2018  Collaborated with ceramic artist Raissa Watkiss on "Idea" exhibited Lincoln and London

  • 2019  CATCH-22 piece in Esoterica zine

  • 2019  CATCH-22 piece exhibited at Art Isn't Sexy's networking event

  • 2019  CATCH-22 piece exhibited at the Institute of Mental Health, Nottingham with City Arts Notts

  • 2019  Exhibited and sold at group show INTRINSIC- pride

  • 2019  Artwork featured in Sick Magazines' 2020 calendar

  • 2020  Digital illustration for Business Pony

  • 2020  CATCH-22 piece in zine for NoJobsInTheArts

  • 2021  Trans day of visibility commission for Attenborough Arts Centre

  • 2021 Illustrator and designer of Identities booklet for Investigate Learning,, for children at The Collection and Usher Galleries and school touring kit of artworks round Lincolnshire

  • 2021 Word collage commission and interview with No Job In the Arts

  • 2022 Written article publish in Look Deeper magazine issue 2

  • 2022 2nd collage commission for Trans Postcard Project 2022 for Attenborough Arts Centre