I was born in 1973 and grew up in Pinner, which is a leafy North London suburb. As a child I loved all the Arts and knew that eventually I would pursue a career either performing or painting. I used to copy the artists on TV and regularly send in paintings in the hope they would be shown. I was especially fond of drawing plants and animals, and would spend many hours in my back garden sketching flowers and the family cats.
I started my formal training at Middlesex University in London where I completed a Foundation course in Art and Design. I then proceeded to The University of Central England in Birmingham to study for a degree in Printed Textiles.
I graduated with Honours in 1996 and moved to Bournemouth for my first professional job as a Textile Designer at Monkwell fabrics. After gaining 2 years useful studio experience I landed a job with Osborne & Little in London designing wallpapers and upholstery fabrics. Working for such a well known and prestigious Furnishing company was fantastic and I learnt how to express myself through colour, texture and pattern.
In 2000 I took the bold step of becoming a freelance artist and illustrator to pursue my first love, painting. Most of my artwork is commissioned for publication as greeting cards, though I have also illustrated children's books, prints, posters, and wrapping paper. My original artwork has been displayed for sale in several galleries throughout the UK.
My relationship with Washington Green started in 2003 through their greeting card company. I have since designed three ranges of cards for them as well as several posters and Limited Edition Prints. I have sold numerous originals and worked on bespoke pieces for individual clients.
BRAND NEW series of Canvases. All based on Decorative Elephants with a modern twist.. Beautiful decorative pieces which are detailed with textural effects and jewels. It is these original pieces I am selling to the public along with other published and unpublished original paintings.