My visual art practice is first realised in drawing explorations and develops through collage, paper construction and printmaking investigations. I enjoy the challenges of designing for a range of contexts and my design process encompasses both hand-rendering and digital manipulation in order to create the perfect solution in every situation.
I create unique works on paper, small editions of prints, hand-printed paper and textile products, bespoke site-specific artworks as well as commercial surface pattern designs for fashion and interior applications. I am very interested in the inter-play of fine art and surface design. It is important to me that I challenge my practice within the context of art and design, and therefore exhibit work to explore forums in the public domain.
Important themes in my ongoing personal practice have been landscape and our relationship with place. My recent printed textile and paper collection of products entitled 'Plot to Plate' recognises the value of home grown and home cooked food and imagery is inspired by allotments and kitchen gardens of Britain.
My wide and varied teaching practice enables me to experience the creative process of others and to participate in their development. I am fascinated by the diverse personal visual interpretations by individuals I have encountered and I find the teaching rewarding and complementary to my own practice.