Doing Flowers Differently
PAPER FLOWERS, FRESH FROM THE STUDIO
My love of flowers stretches back to my childhood in the fields, woods and moors of North Yorkshire. I am compelled to create flowers and scarcely a day goes by without me making a piece of botanical art - some days I simply have to attempt to recreate a nettle, or try - yet again! - to capture the perfect umbellifer.
I am called to create beautiful floral pieces, and I do this by hand using paper and wire. The materials I use (including crepe and tissue paper and waxed paper tape) are very important to me and I endeavour as far as possible not to include any plastic in my creations (just the occasional dab of glue)
WHY CHOOSE PAPER FLOWERS?
I believe in sustainability. My flowers are plastic free.
They will last a lifetime if properly cared for, leaving the real flowers to do their thing in nature! Unlike many exotic flowers mine are not flown in from the other side of the planet.
Choose caring for our planet.
Many of our deepest memories are rooted in nature, taking us back to the sensory pleasures of childhood.The chances are that your favourite flower is rooted in memory. Perhaps it grew in the garden of your childhood. Perhaps it was your grandmother's favourite flower. Maybe the flowers you carried on your wedding day, or the flowers you give whenever a message is too important for mere words to convey.
RECENT WORK & COMMISSIONS
The passion-flower that grew in my grandmother's garden.
A handmade flower is a beautiful keepsake for yourself - or a thoughtful and tender gift for someone you love.
What flower would you choose?
Recent commissions I have completed include a pair of Night Blooming Cereus flowers, a tropical bouquet and a giant foxglove. A range which truly reflects the variety of nature.
But also - turquoise flowers, giant fantasy flowers, a quiver filled with red flowers and a hat covered with botanical herbs. The potential for creativity is endless.
My process involves a lot of research in order to produce the most accurate floral representation I can, and this includes in-depth communication with you. My passion flower has violet and brown petals (shown to the left) - but your passion flower may be pure white, or ruby red.
To start the process, please get in touch using the contact form or by calling me on +44 (0) 151 632 2008, and let us connect.