I attended Southampton College of Art many years ago enjoying a Foundation Art year followed by a 3 year Fashion Design degree. This resulted in a move to London for a few years working in the 'Rag Trade' in West End fashion houses.
Coming from a Fashion Design background the main content of my work is figurative. I am very inspired by Art Deco and the artists of its time.
The styles of different eras and cultures facinate me and are the focus of most of my work although I also paint contemporary and abstract pieces.
I enjoy researching and reinterpreting images onto canvas and experimenting with surface treatment using mixed media and acrylic to create rich and interesting textures. I have recently worked with oil paint which encourages me to be more adventurous with colour.
My African collection was inspired by trips to Kenya and The Gambia.