My Story

So, how did I get here?

In the late 1980s 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, 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. For over 30yrs, mostly as a freelancer, 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 moved back to Shropshire in 1999. I have four adult children, I’m a (young if you don’t mind) nanny, a mother-in law, a wife and 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, Fine Art and Person Centred Therapy.

The links in these various areas of interest have been communication, interpretation and listening skills so I have learned how to do this in a professional context, as 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!

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