I am a full time artist based in West London beside the River Thames. I create highly textured abstract pieces on canvas with shining metallic embellishment. My style is energetic and free flowing, I like the idea of movement and that nothing stands still and is always changing. Metallic paints are used in most of my work; again there is the idea of constant change as the metallics in the paintings look different in daylight or electric light and even when viewed from a different angle. I have always had a fascination with shiny, sparkly things, the effects of oil on water and metallic colours. In my days in fashion design I earned the name ‘Magpie' for my insistence on adding something shiny to every design whether it needed it or not!
My inspiration comes from many things but mostly from the natural world, the fury of the sea, the calm reflections of water, the delicacy of a summer bloom and the beauty of the underwater world. I love textures and surface interest and tactile, textile inspired artwork.
I live surrounded by water and overlooking the world heritage site of Kew Botanical Gardens. My studio is set between the River Thames, the Brent River and The Grand Union Canal. I am daily facinated by the reflections of water and light and this is something I try to capture in my work with the many changing iridescent paints that I use.
I originally trained as a fashion designer at the University of the Arts London ( London College of Fashion) this gave me a grounding in life drawing, sculpture, textile design and various other art forms as well as the technical knowledge required to design garments. I went on to have a successful career in fashion design and my designs for prints & embroideries have been seen in many high street stores around the world. I believe my work in fashion has given me a good understanding of colour and textures and an ability to envisage how a painting will look in an interior setting.
I specialise in creating large or small individual pieces especially for your interior design.