Welcome to my virtual tip cup! Disabled artist & activist based in Manchester, UK. I am working hard to promote intersectionality & inclusivity within the arts sector through my art, community work, academic career and website, the accessibility & affordability focused arts 'lack-of-movement' that I manage (Still ill OK). I'm a freelance artist, producer, academic, writer, facilitator and consultant. I am also very tired and very ill.
Art is something I make out of necessity, to help deal with extreme physical and mental pain. It is therefore usually made away from the screen, and as such, there is a great deal of work that hasn't made it's way online yet. I'd like to be able to spend some time scanning & improving existing work.
I have worked with refugee communities, in mental health hospitals, prisons, youth centres & with vulnerable adults running workshops in a variety of mediums. I would really like to be able to devote more time to developing my own practice, so that I can get into a routine and publish & exhibit more of my own work. I am so excited to be able to share a new collaborative arts practice with you - TRIAD³. We formed with the aid of some funding from Arts Council England and our first exhibition is now online.
When my health worsened and my creativity heightened, I fell in love with drawing ink which became my main medium, interrupted only occasionally by brush pens and watercolours. Since the pandemic forced many of us to shield, I have been exploring digital painting and digital collages more, and that is the form that most of my recent work has taken.
Thank you for reading my page, and thank you if you decide to buy me a coffee. Every caffeine helps!