I am largely self-taught, and have been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember - when it's going well, I find painting almost meditative - I can get quite lost in my work!
My inspiration comes from many things, including color, texture, and nature. I am also finding that I am increasingly fascinated by found papers and ephemera - I'm an avid collector of "rubbish!" I love the feeling that something I'm using has a history or some kind of imprint from it's previous life.
There are themes which I seem to unconsciously come back to in my work - certain colors (red and teal often feature!), keys, hearts, trees and feathers. I work mainly in acrylics and mixed media, and my work has been shown in various locations in the UK.