I love to take creativity into new worlds. My illustrations, paintings and masks are a direct response to my love of the world and understanding of human need to express or disguise itself, to play and to transcend the boundaries of the ‘everyday’. There is always a narrative that plays a part in my creative process and I like to translate this into the visual world.
I run Brighton Art Workshops and run drawing classes, masquerade mask making and mixed media classes.
During my time in Brighton I have dabbled in painting, printmaking and mask making. I have sold my work across the world and one of my masks has appeared on stage at Sydney Opera House !
I grew up in the West Midlands, where my love for line and colour grew into love for children’s book illustration and mixed-media. I studied Art in Birmingham and after graduating I moved down to Devon, where I gained a BA Hons in Illustration & Graphic Design and a PGCE in Secondary Art Education.
I then spent 16 years developing a career that included freelance design, publishing, teaching Art & Design, artist residencies and working with Devon Art Advisors. Towards the end of my time in Exeter and before I moved to Brighton, I gained an M.A in Children’s Book Illustration where I was honoured to win awards from Macmillan Publishers & Egmont Publisher