1) Tell us a little bit about your label (art) and what you do?

I am inspired by colour and nature, I hand draw my designs and then I turn them into digital repeating patterns which I send off to be printed, when they return I set to work handmaking them into beautiful homewares.

I am absolutely love fabric and nothing makes me happier than using my hands to create beautiful things.

2) What inspires your work?

Colour and nature. I love the outdoors, animals and bright joyful colours.

3) What jobs have you done other than being an artist?

I have worked in London England as an art director in hairstyling

I then opened a very successful funky barbershop in which we did cut throat shaves, massage and served a free beer with every haircut.

Since emigrating to Australia with my husband and two little girls I have embraced my inner creative again which was screaming to be heard.

I’m happy to say that my Inner Creative is now as happy as can be.

4) What memorable responses have you had to your work?

I just love to watch people as they drink in all of the colour and fun of my work, it really tickles me to see the joy spread across their faces.

One lady said that she thinks that all of my characters have a real soul to them.

5) One thing you can’t live without?

Tea. I am a total tea addict.

6) What gets you up in the morning?

Two lively girls and a passion for life

7) How would your best friend describe you in 3 words?

Thoughtful, glamourous and multi-talented.

8) What is the next skill you want to learn?

I am learning advanced upholstery at the moment which I am absolutely loving.

9) What is your dream project?

I believe that if you can dream it then you can do it. If you are passionate about something then you should work hard to make it happen.

10) Favourite or most inspirational place in Sydney?

Palm Beach. I love being near the sea and Palmy is so beautiful.

11) What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?

Elizabeth Gilberts book ‘Big Magic’ has been an amazing source of advice on embracing your inner creative regardless to the outcome. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has even the smallest calling to create.

12) What advice would you give to new, aspiring Makers?

Create something every day.

13) And most importantly, what would your ultimate karaoke song be?

Breakfast at Tiffany’s, by Deep Blue something.

Although that is a pleasure only performed loudly and with wild abandon in private . the world needs to share in my artwork and not my tone deafness, lol!

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