I studied Woven Textiles at Loughborough College of Art & Design after completing a Foundation Course at St. Alban’s College of Art. Following graduation I travelled around India and had my mind blown with the potential of life and the wonder of pattern and colour. For five years I lived and worked in London as a textile designer creating stationery and home ware designs for international clients. Life is now in the Midlands where I create mixed media art work in my garden studio. 
 
I don’t remember a time when I didn’t want to create things. And now, a day isn’t complete if I haven’t made something. So life is a balance of painting, cooking, sewing, knitting and growing. I have always been a thinker and love the big questions of “What is art for?” and “What is life about?”.  I find the answers in the beat of nature and find solace trying to live simply. I plant seeds as often as I can and love to eat what I grow. My art stems from these simple acts of living.

I started to make mixed media work based around memories. Some were family memories, some were places I had been. The landscapes I create resonate with people. They are naive and colourful. They tell stories of journeys we have made and those we are yet to embark on. They are about peace and joy, about kinship and soulful meditation; images to uplift and inspire. I hope to connect others to the simple pleasures of their daily life and share what it means to be alive. I work with paint, collage and stitch to create original artworks that I sell through galleries and at art fairs and events. I publish my own range of limited edition prints and art cards. I also sell a range of books featuring images of my work.

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