Born and raised in the derbyshire countryside, I have always been fascinated by the beauty of the outside world and questioned how to bring it into our everyday lives and interiors.
From a young age I walked my german shepherd for hours, consumed by the beauty of the landscape and intrigued by the wild flowers and animals I came across. The freedom I felt lifted my spirits and made me feel alive. I would often pick flowers and press them though my imagination took me far away from the physical objects.
I have always loved to dream and create through art and dance as well. I have danced all my life and feel blessed that i am able to pass on my experience through teaching in my spare time. I feel this compliments and enriches my work as a designer, inspiring my children's patterns and themes.
Previously, I have worked as an inhouse designer for an agency and gained a lot of experience and understanding of the design industry , successfully selling my designs worldwide, these included private commissions with companies including Harrods, Creative Tops, Clarke & Clarke, Hobby Lobby and Saturday Knights. I longed to create my own patterns and develop my style, all the time feeling myself being pulled in a new and exciting direction.
Working on my own collections has opened a door to reveal endless opportunities. I would love people to instantly recognise my style as beautiful, pretty and desirable art that can equally be used in home interiors as well as fashion and paper products. I hope to see my beautiful florals used for children's clothing as luxurious yet affordable fabric. I am influenced by many things which can result in an eclectic style at times but at the moment I am most inspired by antique french silks and vintage fabrics. I like to interpret these with a modern twist using on trend colours and stylised motifs.
It is a dream to think that my patterns are being used on products and I hope they are loved and cherished in peoples homes. Through hard work and dedication I hope my designs are recognised as individual, unique and gorgeous!
Setting up the business of my own brand is an exciting journey for me of which I feel I am just at the beginning and have recently begun to secure licensing deals with dream companies.
In February, 2018 I joined the group "Artabella Collective". We exhibited at the Blueprint show in New York from May 20 -22nd, 2018.
Over the past 4 years I have worked within the Craft Industry designing products for the card-making and Home Décor sectors.
These products include dies, stamp sets, stencils, paper packs, SVG cutting files and USBs
Below are examples of the product collection for the Brands I worked on. These included Imagination Crafts, Fleurs and Rare Earth.