I was fortunate to have been brought into the world by two very creative parents, so it is inevitable that I have an interest in artistry.
Most of what I know is self-taught. The images I create are tantalizing and full of energy: direct impressions inspiring the core of my imaginative work, from representational images taken from botanical elements and flowers, to stained-glass features. The initial process of my practice is often spontaneous and impulsive, with images worked directly onto a canvas/backdrop.
Three years of recent study, culminating in a BA Degree in Textiles from Norwich University of the Arts, have broadened my practice and skills. My degree work has involved screen-printing on to many materials/media. I have experimented with digital design printing which has transformed my ability to work in 3D forms, constructing moulds and mould-making, working with wood by drilling to create detailed designs, and using resins that harden into a transparent solid. These skills have allowed me a greater flexibility in designing lighting installations based on geometric patterns, for example.
Still experimenting with new technologies in art and design, a love of drawing fine, detailed works by hand, has not diminished; as this is the base of my creativity.