Since our inception Artemis have journeyed through a vast array of exciting projects ranging from the hands-on practical, pushing the creative realms of the imagination to rigorous theoretical studies. Weaving these threads together has resulted in a colourful, innovative fabric that underpins our unique, forward-thinking practice today.
Being a small unit allows us to be flexible in our working patterns and be responsive to clients’ needs. We also enjoy collaboration and regularly work with other landscape professionals enabling us to offer an even wider range of expertise and experience to prospective clients. We embrace partnership working as this adds diversity, depth and richness to our portfolio and knowledge base.
Sally Mays BA (HONS) Fine Art; PG Dip LA (with Distinction); CMLI
Sally has over 20 years’ experience as a landscape architect after initially training as a sculptor. She gained her Chartership in 2012 after studying Landscape Architecture at UCE at post graduate level. Her background includes setting up and running her own restaurant in the early 90s which stood her in good stead for people management and business organisation.
Combining a strong background in 3-D design and practical hands on skills, she is able to have a key role in the practice at the early concept stages of design through to implementation.
As a member of the Landscape Institute she attends CPD sessions where possible to continue her learning, keep up to date and network with other landscape professionals. She has shared her passion for drawing and 3-D design by spending some time teaching architecture students at UCE and working on sculpture projects in schools.
- Landscape Institute Award Winner (2004), 75th Anniversary – for Student Portfolio
- Landscape Institute Midlands Branch Award (2003) – for outstanding academic work in landscape architecture, University of Central England (UCE)
- Exhibitor at Westonbirt International Festival of the Gardens (2002)
Helen Lowery BA (HONS) Fine Art; PG Dip LA
Having spent former years reading landscapes and composing images from them through photography and painting, it wasn’t until meeting Sally in the late 90s whilst working on a garden photography job that awakened the desire to be involved in the design of these spaces.
Studying Landscape Architecture at UCE opened new worlds of conceptualising and visualising ways to create exciting spaces around us and bringing these ideas onto paper in seductive and readable ways became a passion.
Having previously won a place to study for a year at The Picture House Centre for Photography in Leicester this is where Helen discovered a new side to photography that allowed her to bring these ‘imagined’ designed worlds from the brain to paper. Photo-montage and Visualisations are an important part of Artemis’ work communicating ideas with Clients and for presentations.
Helen very much enjoys the practical hands on side of design – being out on site, from planting to tree surveys and feels keeping in touch with the landscape in this way is vital for a Landscape Designer. Another key aspect being to remember the wide-ranging impacts designing landscapes can have; how all our processes and decisions are interconnected –socially, globally and environmentally.