I was trained at Bretton Hall, University of Leeds where I gained a 1st class BA in Fashion and Textiles. After a spell of teaching fashion and fashion illustration in Milan, I worked in the fashion industry for several years as an embroiderer and fashion designer. After several years living abroad I returned to England and to my first love, painting figures and illustrating fashion. Since then, I have evolved into a successful freelance artist, and create from my studio in Kent. I am a published artist, with greetings cards and framed prints of my work being sold both through online outlets and through stores and shops such as John Lewis and The Shard where examples of my work can currently be seen. In addition my Heavy Metal paintings have also been used by the well-known store Anthropologie on a range of dessert plates and serving platters, both in Europe and the United States.