I am an artist and designer based in 'The Potteries', the creative county of North Staffordshire in the middle of England. 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. Collecting and studying vintage ephemera, patterns, objects and images in order to interweave historical references with current and upcoming trends in a wide range of markets.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 exhibit occasionally within gallery settings across the UK. 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 The Boston Globe, Madison Park Greetings, Canns Down Press, American Greetings for Target, Midwest CBK Home decor, TAG Home Decor, TJX Group, Design House Greetings for Trader Joes, Peter Pauper Press, Sellers Publishing, Whistlefish, Simple Things Magazine and more.