I was born in Wallasey, Wirral and graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, Scotland with a degree in printed textiles, supported by printmaking. After graduating I won an award with Habitat at the New Designers exhibition in Islington which led to a career in design, product development and buying.
10 years ago I moved to Wiltshire with my husband and took a break to start my young family. A few years ago I began to print again. Since then I’ve been developing my distinctive style of still life compositions with simple, free hand line work in the form of mono print, worked with blocks of hand pulled screen printed colour. I’m now a part time printmaker, dividing my time between my three young children and my home studio in Yatton Keynell, near Bath. my latest work can be found in my online shop.
My designs are all hand drawn by myself from life and often feature the simple shapes, forms and patterns of ceramics, pebbles and plants. Hand cut or torn, screen printed stencils create strong and bold silhouettes which take on their own character when mixed with the spontaneous but beautiful nature of mono printing.
I don’t have any fancy equipment. At first I thought this was a disadvantage, however I now see it as a blessing as it has allowed me to improvise and develop my own style of printing that fits my unique handwriting. It’s these techniques that I love to share on my workshops.