After working in various areas of the fashion & textile design industry in London & Brighton, including a time as a trendspotter for an international vintage clothing company, a career break to raise my children has led me to rediscover my earlier obsession with drawing & painting.
My paintings tend to be both expressive & joyful. I'm particularly inspired by the vivacious wildflowers and big skies I see in the countryside around my home. Many of my pictures also include memories of the beautiful, larger than life flowerswhich my Grandad grew in his garden. My work is also strongly influenced by old textiles, both in the colours I choose and in my use of collage and mark-making to add texture and depth.