As an artist and illustrator I am taking part in Herts Open Studios from 10th Sept to 2nd Oct. I have an MA in Children’s illustration and an honours degree in Textile art – when I created surface patterns and knitted toys, all around an animal theme. Much of my work now is realistic animals paintings in oil or acrylic, but I also take illustration commissions, having just completed an illustrated map for a new Hertfordshire vineyard and am working on a local town centre map.
I am currently working in the voluntary sector as the Chair of Herts Visual Arts Forum, a Herts county membership organisation for artists living or working in the county. Our events include Herts Open Studios which has been running for over 30 years, the Big Art Fair held in Hitchin Town Hall as well as various online events such as Christmas Showcase. Please visit http://www.hvaf.org.uk for further information.