Working experimentally in acrylics and watercolours, I try to capture the spirit of a plant or a place with translucent glazes, loose expressive strokes and drawing back into the surface I have created to introduce detail. Some flower paintings also include still life elements: vintage vases and hints of treasured textiles, inviting the viewer to look more closely. Painting and sketching the local landscape, I work both out on location and back at my studio.
I originally worked as a Footwear Designer in London, after gaining a degree in Footwear and Accessories Design from Cordwainers College at London College of Fashion. Before this I went to Herefordshire College of Art and Design. A much anticipated return to Herefordshire after nearly a decade in London gave me the opportunity to develop my artistic practice.