"The Coastline and Beaches of Jersey have been a main inspiration for my work, I love to see the colours and textures that change within nature constantly.
Earlier in my career I worked in Shipping and in the Finance Sector, I had always taken courses in the Arts and gained Diplomas and City and Guilds in Interior Design and Garden Design. I then went on to obtain my A-Level in Art Textiles at The Harbour Gallery.
I enrolled at Highlands College on the Foundation Course in Art and Design, I was then accepted onto the Degree Course which I completed in 2013, while on the course, I was introduced to many mediums such as Metal, Pottery and Bullseye Glass.
I now mainly concentrate on Bullseye Glass brightly coloured abstract and seascape tiles; I then mount them on wood.
Seascapes have become a passion, I use mixed mediums, fabrics, sometimes sand, I also still love making Mosaic Mirrors from pottery and beach finds I have picked up on the beach. Lately, I have been experimenting with monoprints.
On leaving college, I joined forces with a fellow student and friend Helena Mundy who is a Textiles Artist, as we had both enjoyed what we had been doing, we decided to follow our dream and set up a studio of likeminded people. It took us almost a year trying to get premises - it was hard work but worth it!
We opened "The Art Rooms" at 10 Payn Street St Helier in January 2014, and now have a lovely mix of artists with different practices, visitors are always welcome. We have taken part in Skipton Open Studios 2014, Branchage and Spice Festival."
Open Studio: 2nd + 3rd July
The Art Rooms Studio
10 Payn Street
Tel: 01534 605050 / 07797 797927