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MY STORY

Hello and welcome!

I grew up by the sea in the Falmouth, Cornwall UK where I fell in love with painting as a teenager and studied an art foundation at Falmouth College of Arts.

 

I then took a different path, moving to Bristol to study sociology, travelling and working in social policy. 

After more than ten years without picking up a paintbrush I started taking art classes again and loved it.  As a first time mother I found serenity in the moments I spent drawing while my baby slept (in the car! it was the only place she would sleep in the day, I kept a sketchbook and pencil case in the glove compartment) and began to draw every day.

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I found it ridiculously hard to share my work. The first time I posted on instagram I felt sick, but gradually got used to it and started to share and even sell some of my work.

When I gave up my job in Social Policy I hoped to be around for my daughters more and pursue a creative career.  First that looked like an Etsy shop selling prints of my figurative work but I realised I wasn’t happy making detailed pieces. 

I longed to make more expressive work and to have more fun in the process. I tried a few different workshops/courses introducing me to expressive art making techniques which lead me to the Creative Visionary Program (CVP) which I took in 2022.

Learning to let go, to explore and play with colour and mark making brings me so much joy. I love it when people connect to that through my work.

I work in my home studio in Stroud UK where I live with my husband and two daughters. I still miss the sea but love living here surrounded by spectacular countryside. I try to walk in nature every day and get into it as a family as much as we can, it's an endless source of inspiration.

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