So, blogging is a whole new adventure for me! I am hoping it will offer a more personal insight into my thoughts and aims, whilst also helping me to improve at documenting my work process.
I would describe myself as a 'nature-loving designer and illustrator looking to share creative ideas with other creative people' and I firmly believe we can all improve ourselves by taking inspiration from one another.
I am passionate about caring for the planet and all the amazing plants and animals we share it with. I recycle and repurpose as much as I can, I have been vegetarian for over 30 years, and I spend a lot of time out in the garden or walking in the countryside. The further I lose myself in nature, the happier I am!
This all feeds into my artwork, and no matter how hard I try to create modern designs with futuristic sharp lines, somehow those organic curves and soft hand-drawn pencil lines will always creep back in. It has taken me a while, but I am learning to accept who I am, to stop pushing myself to work in a style that does not come naturally, and to embrace the reality that all my artwork appears to have grown out of the forest floor! My advice...
'always stay true to who you are'