Since a young age, I've always loved shapes, colour and drawing. The natural curiosity within my pattern designs, reflects how I've lived and how I think. My ideas are always moving, evolving, changing and rebuilding. These thought processes form part of my everyday thinking.
I've always had an interest in my surroundings and a love for unusual and innovative ways of doing things.
Studying art and photography at college, was my first stepping stone into realising how much I love nature and architecture and using my photography within fabric design stems back to nearly two decades ago. My early works involve drawing subjects in complete form, then zooming in and picking a section to create abstracts drawings.Later, I discover that I would use my photography to create patterns.
Here is where the home décor journey begins and long may it keep on evolving...
I see my fabric designs as conversation pieces. They tell stories and connect us to a place, a memory and we we live. Equally, you can enjoy these designs as they are; the patterns, colour and their ambiguity.
Pop over to my Etsy shop to buy any of the light shades, here on this site which also includes other items, such like cushions, unframed fabrics and home décor bundles.
And finally...Shout Outs! To Alison Dunn, for listening and advising me daily, having the belief that I could take my designs further; Suzi Attree, for giving me my first gig, knowing I was frustrated artist and giving me the opportunity to produce to designs to support The Oxford Writers House website; Wendy Stephens and Anita Arora for all their creative support over many years; my husband and his team for this fab website; and of course my family for letting me use the dining room table for my creative projects (which you may get back one day).
Twinning of two neighbouring places - Abingdon & Oxford. A twisted tree root and church staircase.
Two photographic images intertwined of The Radcliffe Camera (Bodleian) & Nuffield College, Oxford.
An ice-cream sat inside a Whitstable Oyster shell! Who would have thunk it? Make mine a 99!
A Fishermans net and aggregates building along the Whitstable Harbour.
All fabric and components are sourced and supplied from manufacturers also based in the UK.