Artist Bio

Artist, Designer Maker, Community Arts

Shirley is a full-time, professional artist working out of her art studio in Stockton on Tees.

After graduating from Cleveland College of Art and Design with a BA Hons in Textiles and Surface Design, Shirley has sold fashion fabric and interior furnishing designs in Paris, Florence, New York, Japan and London.

Shirley’s work has been exhibited in the Saatchi Gallery as part of ‘My Place on the Isle’.

As a Needlework Designer for Coats Crafts, Shirley supplied a variety of magazines with creative projects for readers to make,  along with designs for Coats advert and their own range of needlework projects.

Shirley graduated with a Master of Arts in Future Design at Teesside University and as a designer maker, Shirley continues to develop her work to create individual pieces to ensure that each is a unique piece of art.