I was born in the northeast of England where I studied art and fashion design before a brief career in retail and interior design. In 2000 I started my own handmade greetings card business, which I ran for 10 years. I moved to Saffron Walden near Cambridge in 2001, where I live with my husband, son and dog.
In 2012 I decided to pursuit my lifetime ambition to paint fulltime. Drawing has always been at the centre of my work, which is evident in my paintings. My still life and landscapes paintings reflect the true beauty and intricate detail of nature. They have a contemporary feel in composition, reflective of the photorealist genre; yet my flower paintings capture the atmosphere of the 18th century Dutch still-life tradition. With this combination of genres, I believe my paintings come alive and have a timeless presence!
I’m at the early stages of my painting career so my style is only just evolving. My current work is very detailed and photographic. My aim is to capture the stillness, light and atmosphere of the image, frozen in that moment. Bringing it to the highest level of expression.