I have always been interested in creating art since I could first hold a crayon! And if I wasn’t supposed to be drawing then I would be doodling or fiddling with whatever I could get my hands on to make something new.
I studied art at school and went on to train as a theatre designer at art college, going on to work as a scenery painter and prop maker for many years. I have also worked as a muralist, crafter and designer; I like to turn my creativity in different directions.
More recently I have built up a reputation as a pet portrait artist, working to commission creating portraits of cats and dogs (and one budgie). I still paint the occasional pet portrait if I am approached, but I don’t actively scout for commissions.
I work full-time as a graphic designer, which I really enjoy, and this gives me the opportunity to be creative in a very different way to splashing the paint around. In my spare time I love to create new things using different materials.
I am currently designing and creating a range of little monsters made from new (unsmelly) socks and (clean) recycled clothes. The little monsters drag me to local craft fairs most months, so come along and say hello!
I have used a lot of my paintings as designs for bags, cushions and more. You can browse the products in my gift shop and buy online. If you are interested in buying an original painting then please get in touch.