I use Mixed Media on canvas, board and paper combining paint, ink and other materials with hand-printed and painted paper collage as well as fabric, hand-made felt,thread and text.
My work reflects my joy of unexpected and surprising colour combinations, patterns and textures in the simplicity and beauty of seasonal flowers and wildflowers, plants and birds and my natural surroundings. I enjoy the creative and often unpredictable results of trying out different tools and techniques, adding layers of texture, pattern and colour and exploring many different ways to develop an idea. I take many photographs at home and away, and plan new ideas in my sketchbooks. My influences are varied and include Dufy, Matisse, Winifred Nicholson, Ivon Hitchins and contemporary collage artists.
I trained in Textile Design at Brighton Polytechnic and the Royal College of Art and run small, inspiring workshops in my rural garage studio on the Hampshire Surrey borders, exhibit locally and take part in Open Studio events.
I am delighted that I am currently shortlisted for Surrey Artist of the Year 2019.