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Cherry-Mae Whitehead-Howse


I grew up in Hertfordshire in the second of the garden cities, and so parts of me will always belong to the natural world. This - paired with my everlasting fascination with folklore, overly detailed illustrations, and stories or images with an uncanny or morbid aspect - is what fuels my current practice.

Late Bloomer


I have no formal art education beyond a slapdash but rewarding GCSE and A-Level experience. My creative mind was from the womb; being born to an illustrator mother who fed us books, strange films, V&A trips in the summer holidays, and (most importantly)  an attitude for making do with what you had to work with.


Any technique has been sown gradually in a succession of student houses, and - to me- feels as if it has gently started to break the earth. I am beginning to bloom!

Studied BA Creative Writing at Sheffield Hallam University 2016-2019.

Studied MA Creative Writing and English Literature at The University of Sheffield 2019 - 2020

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