Born and raised in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, I was lucky enough to have a childhood filled with many adventures into the countryside and coastal areas where my parents introduced me to the amazing world of nature. We spent many hours walking through woodlands watching the wildlife or playing in the streams and rivers, or long sunny days at the coast exploring the rock pool and caves. So it’s no surprise that my passion is for nature, and when I wasn’t out exploring the world I was creating drawings and paintings from my discoveries.
My art career began in 1991 after leaving art college at the age of 20, I had a small craft stall in our local shopping centre where I sold my artwork. I worked at my stall often gaining an audience whilst painting pets and wildlife. After my daughter was born in 2001 my art career took a backseat so I could be a fulltime mum and raise her in the same way I was. I still created my artwork but just not to the same extent I had previously. In more recent years I have rebuilt my art business, mainly working from my home studio now, I have travelled around the country to various art and craft events and sold my work online, my career has again changed and I am now working with one of the finest UK art publishers who are representing my alcohol ink artwork and distributing it to some of the most prestigious UK art galleries.
Although i work in various art mediums it’s my recent discovery of alcohol ink that has captured both my imagination and that of my collectors and clients. Alcohol ink is a highly-pigmented acid-free fluid art medium that basically has a mind of its own, I fell in love with it as soon as I started to use it, there’s something so magical and captivating about the way it works. Its free flowing nature and vibrant colours are a perfect combination, allowing me to create the most spectacular textural and eye catching pieces of artwork that will brighten up any house or office. When creating my artwork my studio tends to look more like a science lab than an artists studio with all my unconventional tools including, pipettes, straws, bottles and spritzers, occasionally though, I will still use a brush! I love art that makes you happy and can bring a smile on even the dullest of days, lets face it, in England we’re used to dull days. My work is fuelled with positivity, joy and my love of nature, my is aim is that you can feel that emotion in the pieces I create.