GREAT TO MEET YOU!

Follow me on : TWITTER I am an artist and designer making colourful, contemporary woodblocks, mirrors, prints and cards. Most days I design in my South London studio, once a week I join the real world and work at Helen Yardley Rugs. Much of my time is spent drawing in sketchbooks - see drawings post below. I then cut out  paper shapes to use across the range of my work. The overall look and texture of  each object is really important to me, I love quality paper and card with texture and weight, or the soft sensual surface of wood.

Elephant -soft moss (greeting card)
Elephant -soft moss (greeting card)

MY STORY

Birdcage Walk
Birdcage Walk

Printmaking is my first love. I studied Fine Art at Manchester and then did a postgrad at Central St Martins. When I finished college I thought...what now? eek! With limited cash to buy materials or promote my work I made a very basic screen press. I then printed tonnes of cards and began selling them. The Conran Shop, Designers Guild and many small retailers bought them. Then Heal's commissioned me to make an accessories range, their success enabled me to concentrate on more commissioned artwork.  I've since made loads of commissions, done numerous shows, met great people - colleagues and clients. I really enjoy working on creative projects as part of a team, and I make work with as much passion as I had when I left college, and still use the same basic press I began with....