"I was lucky enough to have Barrington Barber as my first art teacher at school, which set me off down the creative road. After a varied career of theatre production, singing, charity fundraising and latterly heading the business development and marketing department of a big city law firm for eight years I finally decided to dedicate myself full time to art and design.
I studied painting at Camberwell College of Arts and interior design and styling at Chelsea College of Arts and Central St Martins. The acclaimed painter, Trevor Bell (a leading member of the younger generation of St. Ives artists), very kindly offered to give me support and mentoring after seeing my paintings in 2005 and has provided invaluable advice over the years. I sold my first painting to my sixth form art teacher in 1985 and since then my work has been bought and commissioned by private collectors across Europe.
I'm a regular speaker on using colour in your home at Ideal Home Show and Grand Designs Live and for several years I taught Colour for Interior Design at Chelsea College of Arts.
In January 2015 I officially launched my first collection of homewares, which all have beautiful art at their core, as well as a sense of craft and the hand-made about them. I live in London with my two children, Zachary and Coco Rose."
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