My work is inspired by the fields and meadows that I walk in every day with my dog, Molly. Having spent most of my life in a city, I found a totally new creative world opening up to me when I moved to the countryside. For the first time in my life I feel in touch with nature. I watch the seasons unfolding, the flora and fauna changing and the most of all the fields altering around me every day. This connection with nature gives me a space to breathe.
In 1994 I gained a first class degree in Three Dimensional Design at Middlesex University and then went on to work in interior design, before gaining a Certificate in the Therapeutic and Educational Application of The Arts. Fascinated by the way that art allows people to express themselves, I completed a Masters in Integrative Art Psychotherapy, and began working with individual clients, using the arts to help them explore their feelings. Since moving from London to Hertfordshire in 2008 I have been concentrating on my own work, with a particular emphasis on textiles and mixed media.