I was born in the South East and moved to Plymouth, Devon when I was 10 years old. Accordingly, my teenage years and early adulthood was spent visiting Dartmoor and the beautiful sandy beaches in both South Devon and Cornwall. I always loved drawing but most of my working life was spent amidst buying and selling houses in a solicitor’s office. In the late 80s I moved back to my roots relocating to the South East. It wasn’t until after my family was complete that, by chance, a friend asked if I would like to enrol on a college course at City College in Brighton. This course turned out to be the Pre-Foundation and after a couple of weeks I was hooked! Once this was finished I enrolled for the two year part time Foundation Course before moving to Northbrook College, in Worthing, to complete my pathway with a Fine Art Degree. I ended up graduating in 2011, the same year as my eldest son!
I love living in Sussex. I’m in the middle of the countryside and yet only 10 minutes on the train from Brighton and just under an hour to London. I am very lucky being able to work from a studio in my home, the window of which overlooks my garden. From the back of the house I can see the South Downs and the Jack and Jill Windmills at Clayton. I have so many inspirational things around me and find that there aren’t enough hours in the day to draw and print as much as I would like.
Some of my wall art has appeared on the BBC Drama series “Cuffs”.
My textile design sales include those to IKEA, TJ Maxx and Pottery Barn.
‘Downs View’ was shortlisted for the Artist and Illustrators of the Year Award and exhibited at the Mall Galleries.
A selection of my images are produced as cards and these are available to buy in outlets throughout Sussex and the South East which include the National Trust.