A little about me …

For most of my life I have lived in the world of "practical" creativity, as a production manager and designer for magazines in the UK, but where I really thrive is in the world of "spontaneous" creativity, where the boundaries are limitless.

Currently I am exploring my relationship with live-edge wood from Vancouver Island. The lines, shapes, colours and textures fascinate me. Some pieces seem to speak in a language I can understand and invite me to come and "play" with them.

What I find most interesting is that each piece has a different story to tell and so in some ways I become the translator of that story. This is the creativity that drives me, keeps me up until silly hours of the night, trying to capture the "story" in all of its glory.

It's a good thing I like to do work that is very detailed, because these new pieces are all about minute details and maybe a little bit of bling.

To say that living in the beautiful Comox Valley on Vancouver island is inspiring, would be a giant understatement. This place oozes inspiration at every turn. The boldness of the natural world, the serenity of the sea, and the more relaxed feeling of this place all contribute to the work I do and the art I create.

Recently I moved to a lovely space that is both studio and home. It has allowed me to "spread my wings" and work on more adventurous pieces all the while wondering "where this will take me?"