I have been passionate about art for as long as I can remember. Now based in Hampshire, I graduated from Manchester with a BA hons in 1980. I then moved to London and worked at The London Design Studio for several years as a textile designer, before becoming a freelance designer for about 10 years. I designed printed textiles for furnishing fabrics, and sold many designs in New York, London, and Paris. About five years ago I returned to painting, and now paint full time. I sell my work online, and my paintings are now in private collections worldwide. I paint mainly in acrylics, and think that my paintings are influenced by my background in textiles. I love to travel, especially to Italy, and I sketch wherever I go. I am also happy to paint commissions.