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Art has always surrounded me. I can remember my Nan always making stuff; from knitting jumpers for the family to sewing dresses for herself and for my sister and me. My fondest memory of my Nan was when she made us a bungalow out of matchstick boxes. It kept my sister and me engrossed in the bungalow for hours. I absorbed all these early experiences which carved out my path in art.

Michael Brennand-Wood is one of my influences as well as The 62 Group of Textile Artists, Andy Goldsworthy and my very first influence from school Vincent Van Gogh. My favorite period in history would be Art Novena.

Having a background in Art in Health and working with vulnerable groups in different situations has given me an insight into how art can be a tool. I believe by tapping in to art you can allow yourself to escape and as well as being emotional it can also enhance your environment, having a physical effect on us, and how we feel.

I don't set out to produce art about one subject or another, however it is essential to me that the interior designs I produce are eye-catching. My work is a hybrid of digital art, surface pattern and screen printing. The inspiration for most of my work comes from the forms, colors, and patterns seen in nature and I tend to take an abstract approach when working.

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.”

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