Born in Manchester, England, in the late 1960s, I presently live beside the River Thames in beautiful rural South Oxfordshire.
I am a self-taught, independent artist and musician with a professional background in the entertainment industry, in graphic design for print and web, and in customer services. Singing and songwriting was my main avenue of expression until I discovered that art need not be figurative or representational: in the abstract form I found the freedom to create without restraint or intent, and my innate love of creating art suddenly became infinitely more rewarding.
For many years I gifted my artwork to acquaintances, friends and family. It was not until early 2010 that it occurred to me to make my work available to a wider audience. Since then, I have built up an extensive portfolio and exhibited work both online and in various venues in my native UK. In 2012 I published a book of my work, ‘Art for a New Paradigm’, and I have sold work to people all over the world.
I have travelled extensively, broadening my horizons and deepening my love of the unity to be found in diversity. Always an ‘outsider’, I’ve devoted my life to searching for truth and questioning everything, desiring always to truly express and honour my individuality. Motherhood has been a huge catalyst for me in this regard. Currently an 'unschooling' Mama, I am a passionate advocate of autonomous, natural learning: the art of discovering new experiences and information in the context of one's own everyday life and interests. This organic approach informs my life and all of my work, giving my creations their vibrance and spontaneity.
I have observed over and over again that if it is possible to communicate anything positive, it is most likely by modelling a different way. Therefore, (re)discovering my true capabilities and transcending the culturally imposed limitations in my own life has become my daily work - and it’s very much a ‘work in progress’!
Laughter is vitally important me: I amuse myself with my own brand of ‘warm but warped’ humour as I go through life, remembering wherever possible not to take things too seriously. In an alternate universe somewhere, I’m a controversial but highly successful stand-up comedian! A deep and abiding love of nature has kept me going whenever my sense of humour failed: I have found that even in my darkest hour, I cannot look long upon a sparrow or dig my bare feet into the earth and continue to feel sad. Whenever I reconnect with the Source of Life, with my own natural guidance system and the beautiful earth upon which I am blessed to live, the madness of World of man cannot prevail in my heart, and the cycle of self-doubt ceases.
Something of a ‘conspiracy realist’, I am thoroughly sick of the dysfunction and pain our current societal models perpetuate. More of the same is of no interest to me. Let a new paradigm emerge! As I play my tiny part in our human evolution, I say YES with everything that ‘I’ Am, and welcome the new with open arms...