Growing up in Nottingham I always had a passion for arts and crafts and explored this through many evening classes; pottery, cake decorating, papier mache, water colour and oil painting.
In my professional life I worked with creative teams in a corporate environment and always had a love of graphic design, trends, product and brand development. Creating or presenting new concepts to major UK retailers was a real buzz, but I wanted to develop something for myself.
In 2012 I decided to give up the corporate world and study art at New College Nottingham. My interest in ‘paper’ became apparent after creating large scale sculptures and creating paper cut letters for an alphabet project, amongst varying other techniques. As a mature student I achieved ‘Best in Show’ for my final project and gained my University of the Arts London Diploma.
A year later, with my husband and son, we upped sticks and left Nottingham to live by the sea in the beautiful town of Fowey, Cornwall.
Living by the sea has been the best source of inspiration with the ever changing landscape, sea and stunning architecture. The abundance of sailing boats and vessels during the Fowey Royal Regatta is a wonderful spectacle with a sea of colour that often appears in my work.
I now create original 'paper cut art' cut from one piece of paper with my work hung in galleries all over Cornwall. My Row, Row, Rows of Boats is now a registered trademark and in 2016 I launched a range of homewares.