"I was born and raised in Kemp Town. My love for art and living by the sea encouraged me to go on to study Illustration at Brighton University. Before university I adored drawing and would look forward to every art class at school, I thrived being creative and using my brain in an artistic way.
For my final degree show at the Oxo Tower, London, I exhibited a large scale painting of a woman emerging from a dramatic mountain landscape range, accentuating freedom and beauty of nature.
I’ve always had the ocean and the human figure as a core inspiration. The essence of being human and the appreciation of the human body. My work reflects mankind emotions and often that of a woman. Creativity is a human quality that exists in all of us and in the act of creation I feel meaningful.
I have travelled extensively in Japan, Australia and New Zealand which instilled excitement, enchantment and enrichment with new ideas and inspiration. I learnt a considerable amount about colour and pattern when working with a textile company in Sydney. I subsequently launched my own beachwear collection of chiffon sarongs. This is when I started using watercolour again, my style shifted from detailed pencil and fine-liner work to minimal, serendipitous mark making.
My commissioned work has been diverse. I recently worked for a contemporary dance collective to artistically capture the movement of the dancers and to design their branding. I have designed an array of book and album artwork as well as working with a Japanese surf brand to design surf board artwork and clothing. One of my favourite commissions was working with a Pilates studio on a selection of Joseph Pilates poses that I developed into vinyl stickers to renovate the studio space.
I am presently working on an exciting new collection of my own work which will be exhibited at THE VILLA STUDIO Kemp Town, in the Brighton Festival May AOH, Saturday 2nd May- 24 May 2020."