Born in London and raised in the Lancashire seaside town of Cleveleys, near Blackpool, my love for design began as a young child. Surrounded by 1970's patterns and my Father's art books, I began to draw and paint from a young age. This eventually led to a degree in Fine Art from Oxford University where I specialised in painting.
After years spent both painting and working in-house as a designer, I took a break to have my three children. During this time, my love for patterns came to the fore once more and I began to create illustrations and surface patterns.
My work is inspired by childhood memories, travels as a young girl, fairies, dreams, and wonderful, quirky England. All of my designs are named after places, mostly in Britain, and many are places that hold special memories from my childhood.
For more information, do get in touch. I love to chat!
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