Nature inspires me and I love to work with it.
I create with foraged, fallen materials: petals, seeds, seed heads, flower heads, leaves, fronds, bark and wood.
I use natural pigments and mix them into home-made milk paint in my studio.
I use dyes which I create myself from plant life I find and bring home.
I forage during walks with my 3-year old son. I fill my pockets with the beautiful bits of nature I find.
I work intuitively. I sit with them, I play with them, I try things out. I create without any pressure – I just do whatever takes my fancy…until I find what wants to be expressed.
Whilst doing this I slow down. It’s a time that helps me make sense of the world, to process my experiences and emotions.
As I do so I get in touch with the tender parts of myself. I hope that by creating from this space I can also touch and be in touch with the tender parts of everyone around me.
I’ve written a book on natural paint, which has been published in ebook form and print. I write regularly on my blog, sharing the thought-processes behind my pieces along with the view from my conscious, integrity-led life. I host the podcast The Feminine Creative. And, as well as being on Instagram, I often send out a studio newsletter sharing my practice, my thoughts and my colours.