My passion is observing my surroundings and interpreting my findings into images using various media and techniques. I have a fascination for historical events and nature and I believe it is a combination of my observation of nature, everyday imperfections and my interest in history which influence my work.
Observing and creating sketches, tonal drawings and developing the imagery into colour using a variety of media and techniques, provides a body of work which enables me to be selective of which pieces to develop within a collection.
The allure of alternative raw materials and a different approach directs my work. I enjoy the freedom of expression afforded to me by surrendering to the materials I use. Combining my drawing and painting skills with my fascination of unconventional surfaces and treatments enables me to experiment with modern and traditional techniques creating surface design which often have an aesthetic of old and new.
With a diverse approach I am equipped to embrace digital technology in conjunction with traditional drawing, painting and printing techniques which facilitates further experimentation, supporting the creation of patterns and imagery for use in both fashion and interior design.
Since graduating from Bolton University, I have been working as a freelancer for Black Cherry Studios, Glasgow and I have joined a collaborative of artists and designers with DESEDA, USA designing for silk products.
In September 2018, I exhibited my work at MoOD, Brussels in the Launchpad area.
October 2018 I travelled to Florence to be part of Alexander McQueen's Spring/Summer 2019 hand painting project.
Although still working as a freelance pattern designer I am now expanding into the world of Designer Makers to produce my own fashion and home accessories.