I LIVE and create, in a cotswold village in the West Midlands, UK.  I enjoy an excuse to go to London and like to draw and grow veg in the garden when the weather is fine.  In August 2018 I became a joint studio award winner with 5 other artists to win agent representation with Lilla Rogers Studio in the USA, which is an exciting opportunity to expand my skills and client base.

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STARTING MY CAREER in Homeware at British Home Stores (BHS), where I worked for 8 years.  A typical season would see me compiling trend reports, designing prints, creating seasonal themes and colour palettes, attending product meetings, managing the team part-time and trips to Paris for trade shows.  Working in all areas, from bedding to dinnerware, I enjoyed designing for a wide range of pattern on product types.

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DECIDING TO GO FREELANCE, and working from home meant being able to move away from London and explore wider design opportunities such as; book illustration, kidswear design and commissioned pieces, while still enjoying working on Homeware.  

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I ENJOY yoga, reading, and a good murder mystery on the telly.  I like sporadically moving furniture around and painting walls or the odd table/chair with beautiful hues.  I might run up the odd cushion or curtains on the sewing machine and enjoy embroidery too.  I can easily spend a whole weekend in the garden pottering around, painting pictures and contemplating life and the cosmos.

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CLIENTS INCLUDE:  MADE.com, L'Oreal Paris, Aurum Press (Quarto Publishing), George at Home ASDA, BHS, Kew Royal Botanical Gardens, Debenhams, The White Company, Mollie Makes magazine, Talking Tables, plus private comissions.