The art and the artist
Hi and welcome to Stamp Art UK.
My name is Neil Littleales, and from my garden studio known as the 'Tree House' I produce a range of art and design pieces constructed using recycled and vintage postage stamps.
I mainly use British stamps and believe strongly in promoting British craft.
My journey to this point has been from an all-time low, when I was diagnosed with a PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) from a life time of service and the situations faced, through acceptance, discovery and finding ways of managing my condition.
The power of art and craft cannot be under estimated when it comes to seeking mindfulness and an escape from the difficulties of daily life.
Why stamps? I collected for years alongside my father and on his passing the collections merged resulting in many 'doubles'; these were transformed into pictures for family members to remember dad by and interest in them quickly brought orders for more.
Most of the stamps I use now are obtained in bulk through charity supporting purchases or kind donations.
As my working life ended my wife challenged me to run a craft stall and put my art in front of the public, that was October 2017 and I have not looked back.