After studying textile design, I worked in fashion forecasting in London for three years and later as a designer/buyer in Sydney for a further two.
Once back in the UK I set up a textile studio in Bermondsey. Clientele included Courtaulds, Marks and Spencer and the V&A. Six years on a change of direction led me to work as an Art Editor and Designer for a card publisher for 8 years.
Having moved on from the field of publishing I joined forces with Graphic Designer Natalie Gladstone to develop our current design company Sweet Dimple specialising in personalised bespoke gift products.
Running this over the last 12 years has given me the flexibility to dedicate more time to develop my personal artwork. My work is constantly evolving: embracing new print and paint techniques and drawing on my background in textiles and love of vintage graphic design. The thread throughout is my passion for a playful juxtaposition of colours and ephemera.
'Bricolage' my latest collection of small collages draws on an eclectic blend of vintage 60's record covers, pages from an underground magazine popular in the Cold War in East Germany, bus tickets and music sheets. These elements are blended together with painted and drawn details. Many of this original artwork can also be bought as prints and is displayed in beautiful, hand crafted oak frames.
I have created a body of work that looks great in the contemporary home, I am passionate about the experimental and humorous language collage gives me license to explore.
Finally I am so grateful to Natalie Gladstone for designing my gorgeous website, she has been a constant in my life: inspiring and supporting me, through our numerous projects. Please view more of her work at www.nataliegladstonedesign.co.uk
Thank you for visiting my website, I hope you enjoy the work as much as I do creating it.