After an enjoyable four years at art college I left with qualifications as a Chartered Graphic Designer. A busy career followed in the print industry and led to a role as Studio Manager within a prestigious company producing packaging and printed literature for high street retailers. A senior designer role at an international manufacturing company followed whilst enjoying a hectic time with a young family.
In recent years my work has diversified and now includes a wide range of on-line and off-line graphics, marketing and promotional projects as well as partnership work and organisation of community events.
As my family grew I found a little more time to re-discover art, experimenting with different media. I was shown wet felt making as a technique for producing art and was hooked! Since then I have tried many other techniques and enjoy working with fabric and paper as well as painting with ink. I enjoy working with different media but find there is one element that is a common link throughout my work - stitch. This is why I decided to name my solo exhibition of work 'The Common Thread' as it is the one element that unifies the different techniques.
I was very pleased to have 'Eye of the Tiger', a stitched ink piece printed in the gallery pages of 'Be Creative' magazine, a monthly textile art magazine and an article about my work in a group exhibition called 'Threads of Memory' published in a later edition of the same magazine and I have exhibited work in a number of art galleries.