So, how did I get here?
As a 16 year-old I left rural Shropshire on the National Express bus, drawn toward the bright lights of London I was sure about two things…I wanted to be an artist and I loved to hear stories. So I painted and let people talk to me in the pub!
I showed my paintings and drawings at a gallery in Islington, London in the late 80s, then went on to work in the fabric trade, drawing pictures to print and embroider onto linings and trimmings. I’ve had various jobs including a stint working as an arts project organiser for the BBC, a jazz band manager and a book designer in a publishing company. Since 1999 I have made my living designing, painting, drawing, photographing, helping people to set-up new businesses and helping people to solve their problems.
Inbetween all this work stuff I have four children at various life-stages, I’m a (young if you don’t mind) nanny, a mother-in law, a wife and seem to have accumulated various animals along the way. I love to learn and have been back to ‘school’ several times to study European languages and Business and more recently Fine Art and Person Centred Therapy.
The link in these various areas of interest has been interpretation and listening skills so I have learned how to do this in a professional context, and am now a qualified Person Centred Counsellor. I hope that my real-life experience will inspire you to have a conversation with me about design, life or…design for your life. Let’s talk!
email me firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0779 200 6698