I am a pattern and printmaker, devoted to bringing to life designs that celebrate the natural world. Having always delighted in the finer details found in flowers, leaves and scenery, I enjoy selecting shapes from nature that can be brought together and enjoyed in pattern. Whether that be in textiles or papers, product or interiors, I love to create lino prints full of texture and detail.

My route to this work came through graphic design, with a long career in branding, packaging, and creative direction. A later return to doing things by hand brought me great satisfaction, and this informs the other side to my work, which is to encourage others to learn a craft and get back to the handmade. Via workshops, educational projects and collaborations, I aim to be part of the creative community and help pass on enthusiasm for getting hands inky and trying new things. As a strong believer in the benefit of art for mental health, and the power of ideas, this is as important to me as creating my own designs.

You may also see an historic, or more specifically and Arts and Crafts influence in my work. My ‘Patternlog’ series of newsletters/videos captures some of this interest and demonstrates how some of my patterns emerge from ‘visual field trips’ to historic architecture, interiors and gardens.

I live and work in a village near Stroud, Gloucestershire UK, with my husband, three young daughters, and a dog called Maud.