Hello I’m Susie, a UK paper artist and founder of A Petal Unfolds.

Originally I grew up in in rural Staffordshire, before moving to take a BA in Fine Art from the University of Brighton. I’m now based in East Sussex, UK where I work from my home studio.

I began working with paper 7 years ago and founded A Petal Unfolds in 2015, where I specialise in making paper flowers and botanicals. Each petal is individually hand cut and shaped from the finest quality crepe papers. This paper gives the flowers a beautifully natural quality that can be mistaken for the real thing. If possible I will work directly from a real flower specimen to observe, record and replicate the fine details. I also use reference images from botanical books and photographs to create a piece as realistic as possible.

My inspiration often comes from contemporary floristry as well as other areas of the art and design world, such as fashion and interiors. 

I’m regularly commissioned to make flowers for wonderfully diverse commercial projects. I also teach paper flower workshops, as well as leading crafting sessions and demonstrations at corporate events. I’ve taught classes both in the UK and internationally. During my time as a teacher, I’ve had the pleasure of teaching for institutions such as the Financial Times and the Victoria & Albert Museum.

Please do get in touch if you have any questions, or would like to commission me to make something or teach for you. I would love to hear from you. 

susan beech paper flower artist uk a petal unfolds


Liberty London, The Financial Times, Victoria & Albert Museum, Jo Malone London, Thames & Hudson, Martha Stewart Living, Tatty Devine, Kikki.K, The White Company, Dorling Kindersley Publishers, Orion Publishing, Cath Kidston


‘Paper Craft’ by Dorling Kindersley 2015 (Multiple paper flower tutorials)

Papercrafts- A Maker’s Guide by Victoria & Albert Museum/Thames & Hudson (Japanese Anemone Tutorial)

91 Magazine SS17 issue

Viva Brighton Sept 2018


Martha Stewart, Design*Sponge, Papier, Khoollect, Tatty Devine