I am a printmaker with a passion for pattern and the absurd. When I was 7 I won an art prize at school. The headmaster held it upside down and I was (quietly) furious.
I live in the vibrant city of Bristol in a very untidy house with my family. I have a loft studio where I can shut myself away and I create my prints at the wonderful Spike Print Studio, near the waterfront.
I grew up in Germany, Cyprus and Buckinghamshire and studied Surface Pattern Design at Leicester Polytechnic, graduating in 1987. I have been a freelance designer since then and rediscovered screen printing in 2004. I exhibit my limited edition screen prints at galleries throughout the country. I have also worked with clients that include Ikea, Marks and Spencer and John Lewis.
Career highs have included spying one of my card designs on the Royal desk during the Queen's Christmas Day speech, spotting my print during an episode of Coronation Street, and having a design printed onto chocolate.
I like to run, sing and dance, not all at the same time, and my current crush is that chap off Poldark.
I am available for commissions and collaborations.
Commissioning a piece of work is really exciting – it is a chance to have something made especially for you and an opportunity to really engage in the creative process.
Perhaps you need accessories to go with a particular outfit or a piece of furniture to fit a specific space in your home. We can work with you to design something truly unique. You’ll be able to discuss your ideas, likes and dislikes with the Maker and together create a piece of craft, handmade for you.
This is just a first step, so don't worry, there’ll be plenty of chances to discuss details before finalising a commission.