‘A Northern’

I  was born and raised in a small countryside town in Derbyshire, where to this day sheep out number the people. I lived in an old Victorian house and  looking back it was a beautiful home. My childhood consisted of numerous family holidays to the windy, wet English coast; Anglesey was the spot where l spent most of my summers splashing in  -0 degree sea and going rock climbing.

With my parents jobs changing so did our holidays, we started travelling further a field and instead of over packing the car we visited places where the history and culture was beautifully different. Places where your face would become tanned rather then a wind burnt red glow. I grew up Northern, and a rather typically Northern ‘lass’ too however through seeing so much then to return to a small town was becoming less and less appealing as I grew up.

In the past four years I moved from the picturesque countryside family home, situated at the northwestern edge of the Peak District to the city of Sheffield on my own as I started a four year university course. I had the most amazing, emotional and hardworking four years of my life and I loved every minute of the little university bubble life.

I recently finished my postgraduate course of Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University where my practice grew form the love of making art to the love and enjoyment of exhibition development and events management. My passion for the art industry has fuelled a strong development into the Curating side. Living on my own and traveling to other cities and experiencing different cultures has made me see just how much is at my finger tips, just got to try and tickle it a little.

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