I have always loved painting, drawing and making things and after following an artistic educational route, I graduated in design from Staffordshire University.  For a while, painting and drawing became relegated to free time, until finally I had the opportunity to return to my artistic routes.  I have recently finished a 2 year Art Textile course and I am currently working as a designer/illustrator.  I have returned to a love of portraits and am currently working with mixed media collage.

My collages include paper, fabric, watercolour and stitch and my work is available as original artwork and printed paper goods.

Working from a high quality digital image, I carefully choose the suitable technique and materials for each part of the design, and finish it off with freehand machine embroidery.  I love the delicate effect of watercolour, but I am also someone who needs to take a lot of time and control over things (a bit of a perfectionist!).  The technique I have developed allows me to combine all my skills and produce and interesting juxtaposition of textures and pattern.

My main points of focus are people and animals, but I can work to commission on your home, city or any other thing!   I love the personal, unique way of working to commission and the satisfaction of creating something so special and timeless.

The original artwork can be scanned, printed and hand-finished to create unique, personal prints, ideal for wedding or event invitations, or individual gifts.

All my originals are designed and made by me, ensuring great attention to detail and a high quality final product.

You can find my shop on Etsy!

You can contact me at    jodi@jodicherry.com

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