Hello and welcome to my website.
I became fascinated by art at an early age which prompted my art and design motivated further education.
I explored many disciplines before specialising in Textile Design (BA Hons), which I followed by working as a freelance textile designer creating embellished fabrics for the fashion market with a focus on embroidery.
At present, I combine my artistic practice with being a mam to my two children and a part time civil servant.
I am based in Whitley Bay on the North East coastline. I work in the mediums of textiles and mixed media, exploring an eclectic mix of vintage, recycled fabrics, ephemera and haberdashery ; incorporating embroidery and painting techniques to create original art, prints, accessories and cards.
I am fascinated by texture and the ephemeral changes to light, texture and colour by the elements on our sea and landscapes. I find inspiration in nature, all things vintage, nostalgia and the emotive power of nature intrigues me. I record initial inspiration with photography & sketches and allow the manipulation of my chosen medium and a spontaneous, experimental approach to develop the finished piece.
My original works, giclee prints, cards and accessories are available to view & purchase via a number of galleries, the links to which are listed in 'outlets'.
A selection of originals, giclee prints, cards and accessories are also available to purchase online through my website 'shop' or via the Etsy link in 'outlets'.
For any other enquiries regarding the availability of works or commission requests, please do not hesitate to contact me via the 'contact me' page.