I am an artist and designer based in 'The Potteries', the creative county of North Staffordshire in the UK. I work in mixed media including acrylic, gouache and collage, bringing them together digitally in my design work, to create detailed, textural compositions that convey a sense of warm nostalgia, whilst retaining a fresh, contemporary feel.
My artistic practice is grounded in the meditative process of painting and with a keen interest in both history and trend, I am inspired by the aesthetic conversation between past and present. I am always busy collecting and studying vintage ephemera, patterns, objects and images in order to interweave historical references with current and upcoming trends in a wide range of markets.
Although the subject matter, medium and end product may vary, my overall aim is to capture an atmosphere of peace and harmony. Quiet, still moments in an otherwise chaotic world.
Being an introvert I am a real home bird, I like to grow vegetables, bake bread, knit and watch films, snuggled under crochet blankets. I yearn for flowers, fresh air and the sea and I listen to music all day, every day!
I sell my original artwork and prints in my Etsy store and my work is also available to license and commission for publication, editorial, surface pattern and more. Please see my home page for relevant links to buy.
Clients include Abrams Noterie, Amber Lotus Publishing, The Boston Globe, Canns Down Press, Pier 1 Imports, Design House Greetings, Martha Stewart Living, Peter Pauper Press, Simple Things Magazine, Taproot Magazine and many, many more.