I originally trained in textiles at Leeds College of Art & Design where I completed a BA hons Degree in Printed Textiles and Surface Pattern Design. I then gradually moved towards painting experimenting in many different styles from coastal landscapes to more imaginative playful landscapes which definitely reflect my training in surface pattern design. I have always looked to the beautiful Norfolk Coast for inspiration and enjoy visiting in all weathers to experience it’s ever changing mood.
I developed my unique 3D sailing boats in 2016 where the sail becomes my canvas, I haven’t stopped painting and developing them since. I love the restrictions of this unusual canvas shape and creating a story and adventure for each boat to fulfill. The sailboat hulls are made from a mix reclaimed wood and driftwood.