I was brought up in Wiltshire and mainly lived in London, before settling in a small village just south of Bath. We built a studio in our back garden where I have been making, printing and painting ever since. My mother and grandmother were both artists and I feel as if I have been instilled with making all my life and know that I deeply benefitted from the fact, that art and making were always seen as a valuable part of life, especially as we grew up without television.
I am mainly self-taught and am constantly growing my artistic and creative self. Whilst screen-printing is my principal practice, I also paint, work with wire, print with Lino and more. I often have some exciting new project on the go and sometimes it can be hard for me to contain the prolific creative side of me, which can be quite overwhelming!
I love my studio - not only is it warm and filled to the brim with equipment and materials for printing, painting and making but also with lots of recycled resources, and a small collection of books of artists I admire and from exhibitions I've visited. The studio is warmed in the colder months by a log burner, and on the wooden floor I have my grandmother's rugs, designed and made by her. I managed to transfer my mother's beautiful stained glass to one of the windows and when the sun shines, gorgeous streams of colour pour in.
I love looking out of the studio each day and seeing the ever changing shapes and colours of our garden, as plants grow and fade, and seasons change.
I am at my happiest when amidst beautiful things, whether its nature, architecture, interiors or artwork. My visual surroundings make a great impact on me. And with that in mind I think I try and give a bit of that to others with what I make. I hope to transfer the beauty of what I see, through the prints, paintings and wirework I create, into other people's homes. And whilst doing that, I really like to use the finest materials in quality, and ethical/environmental production and impact, so as to leave as small a mark on this Earth as possible.
I am often in my studio, so if you wanted to pop in, or pick up an order, just give me a ring and we can arrange a time.