It's said that school days are the best days of our lives, but for me, it was my time at art college that proved the happiest.
For two years I attended Plymouth College of Art in Devon (UK) and explored many topics among like-minded students including design, photography, silk screen printing, book binding, and desktop publishing, to name a few.
My career as a graphic designer started shortly after leaving art college. It was the eighties and I used a computer called a Mac Plus which had its monitor built into the unit and you pushed a floppy disk into a slot to start the machine up.
Design work was done on a basic programme called MacDraw - how computers and software have changed since then!
I ended up working for (and still do) a media company in the regional press, in various roles over the years, mostly feature writing and page designing.
I still dabbled in painting and loved it as much as going outdoors to enjoy hiking, swimming and connecting with nature.
My passions have merged and in the last few years I've been creating seascapes and landscapes. I also had a brief foray into colouring books which you can find on Amazon.
I'm inspired by the ethos of the Arts and Crafts Movement which valued simplicity, nature as inspiration and the connection between an artist and their work
Its founder, William Morris said: "Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful."
I hope that my work captures a sense of natural beauty that you can bring into your home and enjoy.