Originally from York and graduating with a BA (Hons) degree in graphic design from Wolverhampton Polytechnic in 1988, I spent many years working as a graphic designer within the Pharmaceutical Industry and Technology sectors in the South East. I also sampled life as a freelancer in graphics and as a pastel pencil artist. I completed a second degree (part time) graduating with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology with the Open University in 2015.
I have always been a craft maker, but now I prefer a more tactile approach evolving my techniques to becoming a textile and mixed media artist. After relocating back to near Thirsk to care for my Mum in late 2018, I was most grateful to be invited to join the fabulously talented artists of the Art Crowd in Northallerton in 2019.
A great believer that creativity is good for the mind, body and soul, my tactile art works are both inspired by and reflective of nature’s textures, shapes and colours. I love creating original pieces which incorporate felt, fabrics, paper, metal, wire and reclaimed items. I particularly enjoy producing handmade rag rug wall hangings and hooked yarn pictures interlaced with genuine crystals and gemstones.