I was born and grew up in north-west London; studied at Durham; lived in London, Warwickshire and Glasgow; and now live in south-east London.
Having adored art at school and dabbled in design at university, my need to design and create has always sat alongside anything else going on in my life.
Whilst most of my “office jobs” have been in publishing, it was while taking a career break to bring up my children that I began to seriously develop my art. I spent a few years learning and practising calligraphy, with a particular interest in the application of lettering on physical products. During that time I started a small business designing, producing and selling personalised plates featuring handpainted lettering, and undertook a number of freelance commissions. I also tutored a course in Calligraphy For Beginners and sold handmade greetings cards in a local shop.
In 2014 I took up screenprinting, taking courses both at Glasgow Print Studio and at the Glasgow School of Art. This immediately sparked an excitement and passion for printmaking. Since moving back to London in 2015, I have continued my screen printing practice and currently print as an open access member at Thames-side Studios in Woolwich.
Over recent years I have also been furthering my interest in photography and have found a love for creating digital art. My photographs are invariably the starting point of my prints, which I then either develop digitally to create a final image to be output as a giclée print, or use to inspire my designs for cards or screen prints.
My current focus is on developing a body of work in a range of media inspired by my local area of the Docklands and the River Thames.
Exhibitions and shows:
2011: Kilmardinny House, Bearsden: Kilmardinny Arts calligraphy group exhibition
2015: Glasgow School of Art: end-of-year screen print exhibition
2018: The Paxton Centre, Crystal Palace, London: August monthly residency
2018: Greenwich Picturehouse café: a selection of prints on display October - December
2018: Elizabeth James Gallery, London: 2nd Birthday Exhibition, 5th- 17th December