After years of creative activity, my formal art education began in 2008-9 when I completed a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at Reigate School of Art, Design and Media, followed by further practical studies in painting and printmaking.
I now work in both disciplines and enjoy the use of colour and texture that the materials allow. I usually start by photographing or sketching a scene that catches my eye, and then explore ways of reproducing the image. A painting can lead to a print, and vice versa.
I grew up in South London and have lived in Spain and Switzerland. I am now based in Surrey.
My work has been exhibited in Switzerland and the UK in group shows and I regularly show and sell my work through the annual Artists Open Studios event in Surrey. My work is in private collections in Switzerland, Spain, France, Denmark and the UK. I have a number of clients for whom I have created unique large-scale works on canvas designed specifically for their homes.
I also enjoy making art in groups! I am co-leader of a class for people with disabilities, the Reigate branch of the charity Conquest Art, and I lead a Mixed Media art group (MiMA) weekly in term time.