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, oils and acrylic to create rich and interesting textures
My African collection was inspired by trips to Kenya and The Gambia.