My work  is inspired and influenced  by the rural surroundings on my doorstep, together with close up details of Plants and flowers.  Most recently I have been spending  time looking really closely at the  form, colour and patterns found in the easily overlooked tiny wild  pollinating flowers and plants at the side of the roads and at the edges of fields.   Click here to see these works.   

My work reacts to my surroundings so travel always inspires new research and a fresh palette.

I studied Textile Design at Chelsea School of Art  and my drawings and paintings have a strong textile feel.

Using mixed media, my observations of the landscape become woven knits of pattern, colour and line. I frequently  sketch ‘en plein air’ on small postcards creating a visual diary.  These then evolve into highly coloured  paintings or monochrome patterns. 

My earlier  career in Creative Services and store environments for Premium Fashion Retail Brands enabled me to develop a strong commercial eye.  Working collaboratively with Artists and Makers from many  disciplines my work included window concepts, visual merchandising and interior styling. 

I was very fortunate to spend time  living  in New York where I was Head of Creative Services for DKNY.


Back in London I have produced and Art directed commissions for many Premium Fashion Brands  including  Selfridges, Harvey Nichols and high Street brands Karen Millen, Gap and Matalan.

Adapting proportion and scale,  I  can produce works for bespoke projects, commissions and site specific artworks for commercial  or residential clients. 

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