I am a print maker and designer working with traditional materials and techniques.
I studied a BA hons degree in Graphic Design at Norwich School of Art where I specialised in Audio Visual Studies. In those pre-digital days all photography was analogue and we used a traditional rostrum film camera to create animations.
After leaving Art School I worked for 2 years at Richard Williams Animation studios in London and Budapest on the 'greatest animated film never made' The Thief and the Cobbler. When the film folded I became pregnant with my first child and decided to go freelance. I spent the next 10 years working as artist, designer and illustrator whilst bringing up my two daughters; Lily and Ella.
Looking to work away from the home I decided to become a teacher and completed a PGCE in Art and Design at Middlesex University in 2002.
I primarily work with lino cut techniques to design textiles at my studio in Camden, where I also teach printmaking to small groups of adults and children.
I love food and cooking and most of my designs are all about this - I illustrate classic recipes using my unique lino cut ingredients. I have created a whole store cupboard of blocks, each one an ingredient. I combine these in one print to create the recipes. I make the original prints which I also colour by hand. I then have these screen printed onto organic cotton textiles.
My 'store cupboard' of lino blocks
Here is a video of me being interviewed by Suzanne Noble for
A film of me working on my most recent print
'Lockdown Cat with Mexican Cushion'