After graduating from Winchester School of Art in 1994 I worked as a textile designer for a number of years before qualifying as a teacher. After years of inspiring creativity in the classroom, I rediscovered my textile roots and now explore my own work combining felt and print.
My work is evolving and I love exploring colour and texture inspired by the landscapes and coasts around my home in North Yorkshire.
I am fully insured through my membership of 'a-n' and the 'International Felt Makers Association'.
Textile Artist and Art Tutor
2015 - present
I work as a textile artist producing felt pieces for exhibitions and galleries, as well as running a number of felt workshops at various locations throughout North Yorkshire.
I also teach art classes, including drawing, pastel and painting through 'Season Art Classes' in Harrogate and Wetherby
Teacher and Art Coordinator
1999 - 2015
I was very lucky to work in a fabulous school that promoted and supported the arts. As art coordinator I worked on a variety of projects in school and the local community. This included the Titanic commemorative event at the Royal Hall, 'HARTS in Art' Harlow Carr celebration days, as well as achieving the Arts Mark Gold twice..
Fashion Designer- George Clothing
I worked as a ladieswear designer for the George Davies Partnership (later George clothing) for a number of years
which gave me great opportunities to design and travel.
Freelance Surface Designer
I worked as a freelance textile designer creating various designs of printed patterns from wallpaper, wrapping paper to curtains.