About Me and my Creative Background...
I'm currently creating a new portfolio of work, finishing my Drompts sketchbook series and editing my novel. Exciting times!
I paint, print-make and mask-make. I like to express myself by throwing materials around and hoping for the best!
I grew up in the West Midlands, where my love for line
and colour grew into a passion for illustration and mixed media.
I studied Art in Birmingham and Devon, graduating with a BA Hons in Illustration & Graphic Design and a PGCE in Secondary Art Education.
I developed a long creative career inclusive of freelance design, publishing, teaching Art & Design, artist residencies and working with Devon Art Advisors. Towards the end of my time in Exeter and before I moved to Brighton, I gained an M.A in Children's Book Illustration, where I was honoured to win awards from Macmillan Publishers & Egmont Publishers.
I love to take creativity into new worlds. My illustrations, paintings, and masks directly respond to my love of the world and understanding of the human need to express or disguise itself, play, and transcend the boundaries of every day. Narratives always play a part in my creative process, and I like to translate this into the visual world.