The Artist

I am an artist based in Wimborne, Dorset. Initially I trained as a nurse and for twenty enjoyable years practised within the profession, specializing in cardiology. Then, on a whim whilst lurching through the typical working mothers shifts of frantic juggling of family, work, and household, I compiled a humorous ‘Mothers Diary’ accounting a year of our family life. Though this – almost completed – work attracted some gratefully received acclaim from members of the literary ranks, it was its illustrations that caught people’s eye. Spurred on by family and friends I now find myself, having hung up my sensible rubber-soled nursing shoes and donned something far more rakish, introducing myself as an artist.

In November 2010 I launched my card publishing business with just six equestrian designs which, travelling around the South, I sold from the back of my car. The world of Nursing is very different from that of business and I’ve met many lovely people on my travels who have helped me along a huge learning curve.

I like to work in ink and wash to create comical animal characters for which our dog and cat provide plenty of inspiration. More recently I have incorporated human characters into a range using material from my ‘Mothers Diary’. When I have time I also enjoy painting more ‘arty’ pictures in watercolours using light to create atmosphere. I continually refresh my existing collections as well as designing new ranges.  

I hope you enjoy looking through the website.